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Sheree North

Highest Rated:   90% Madigan (1968)
Lowest Rated:   40% Breakout (1975)
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Born Dawn Bethel, North began dancing professionally at age 10 and, during her teens, modeled and danced in clubs and for film loops; meanwhile, she got married at 15 and soon had a child. She got bit roles in a couple of films, and in 1953 gained Hollywood's attention with a wild dance performance in the Broadway musical Hazel Flagg. North reprised her role in the play's screen version, Living It Up (1954), with Martin and Lewis. Soon thereafter she was signed to a film contract by Fox, which tried to make her into a '50s-style platinum blond "sexpot" and potential replacement for Marilyn Monroe; the studio mounted a big publicity campaign and starred her in several light productions. She proved herself to be a skilled comedian and dancer and a reasonably good actress. However, within a few years other actresses usurped her "dumb blond" roles, and after 1958 she disappeared from the screen for almost a decade. She went on to perform in stock, on the road, and on TV. Gradually, she developed a reputation as a serious actress, an unprecedented transformation of performing personas for an actress of her generation. In the late '60s she began appearing regularly in films in character roles, and she sustained a busy screen and TV career through the '90s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Susan's Plan
  • Mrs. Byers
2000
No Score Yet Defenseless
  • Mrs. Bodeck
1991
No Score Yet Dead on the Money
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup
  • Mrs. Hughes
1989
50% Maniac Cop
  • Sally
1988
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Legs
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story
  • Gladys Baker
1980
No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Rabbit Test
  • Mystery Lady
1978
No Score Yet An American Hero
  • Carrie Todd
1978
47% Telefon
  • Marie Wills
1977
87% The Shootist
  • Serepta
1976
No Score Yet Most Wanted
  • Actor
1976
40% Breakout
  • Myrna
1975
No Score Yet The Outfit
  • Buck's Wife
1974
84% Charley Varrick
  • Jewell Everett
1973
No Score Yet Snatched
  • Kim Sutter
1972
40% The Organization
  • Mrs Morgan
1971
70% Lawman
  • Laura
1971
No Score Yet The Trouble with Girls
  • Nita
1969
No Score Yet The Gypsy Moths
  • Waitress
1969
90% Madigan
  • Jonesy
1968
No Score Yet Destination Inner Space
  • Dr. Rene Peron
1966
No Score Yet Mardi Gras
  • Eadie West
1958
No Score Yet In Love and War
  • Lorraine
1958
No Score Yet No Down Payment
  • Isabelle Flagg
1957
No Score Yet The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
  • Katy Whitcomb
1956
No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free
  • Kitty Kane
1956
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular
  • Curly Flagg
1955
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Jitterbug Dancer
1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Chorus Girl
1953
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile)
  • Club Member
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Babs Kramer Babs
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
  • Dorothy Nickens
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Guest
  • Virginia
  • 1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Norma Lewis
  • 1987
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • Alice Jenkins
  • 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Tilly
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Blanche Rafferty
  • 1984
66% Archie Bunker's Place
1979-1983
  • Dotty
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
  • Charlene
  • 1977
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Actor
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Michele Giancana
  • 1974
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
  • Noreen
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Donna
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Marianne Willy
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Avis
  • 1963

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