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Jo Anne Worley is a Actor American born on 6 september 1937 at Lowell (USA)

Jo Anne Worley

Jo Anne Worley
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Nationality USA
Birth 6 september 1937 (86 years) at Lowell (USA)

Jo Anne Worley (born September 6, 1937) is an American actress. Her work covers television, films, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She is known for her work on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Biography

Worley was born in Lowell, Indiana, the third of five children. In 1937, her father remarried and his second union gave her two half-brothers and two half-sisters.

Always known for her loud voice, Worley once said that when she attended church as a little girl, she never sang the hymns but would only lip-synch them for fear that she would drown out everyone else. Before graduating from high school, she was named School Comedienne.

After graduating from high school in 1955, Worley moved to Blauvelt, New York, where she began her professional career as a member of the Pickwick Players. This led to a drama scholarship to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

After studying at Midwestern for two years, she moved to Los Angeles to study at Los Angeles City College and the Pasadena Playhouse. She was soon given her first musical role in a production of Wonderful Town. In 1961, she received her first major break when she appeared in the musical revue Billy Barnes People in Los Angeles; this production moved to Broadway, where it ran for only six performances. However, the New York Times reviewer wrote: "Jo Anne Worley has an earthy style that suggests she could be a rowdy commedienne." In 1964, Worley was selected to appear as a stand-in on the original Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! One year later, she created her own nightclub act in Greenwich Village, where she was discovered by Merv Griffin in 1966.

Impressed by Worley's talents, Griffin engaged her to be one of his primary guest stars on his show, where she made approximately 40 appearances on The Merv Griffin Show.
In 1966, she appeared Off-Broadway in The Mad Show, a musical revue based on Mad Magazine. In 1967, her stint on Griffin's show led to her discovery by George Schlatter, who soon cast her in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

In 1970, she left Laugh-In to pursue other projects and has made guest appearances on several television series, including Hot Dog, Love, American Style, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Andy Williams Show, Adam-12, Emergency!, and different game shows such as Super Password, Hollywood Squares, and the many versions of Pyramid. She continued working in various movies, television series, and theatrical performances (original productions and revivals alike) over the years; and she also became known for her work as a voice provider for several cartoons, animated movies, and video games. Her voice work includes Nutcracker Fantasy (1979), the Disney movies Beauty and the Beast (1991), A Goofy Movie (1995), Belle's Magical World (1998), and the voice of the Wardrobe in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (2005). She remains involved with Disney, making cameos in several Disney Channel sitcoms such as Kim Possible playing the role of Bonnie Rockwaller's mother, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Jessie.

She performed in regional theater, such as the Melody Top Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she appeared in Gypsy: A Musical Fable as Rose (1984), Annie Get Your Gun (1982), Hello Dolly! (1980), Anything Goes (1978) and Once Upon a Mattress (1974), She also appeared at the Welk Dinner Theater in San Diego, California in Same Time, Next Year in 1985., Call Me Madam at the California Music Theatre, Pasadena, California, in 1987, and Nunsense at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada, California, in 1991.

In 1989, she returned to Broadway to appear in Prince of Central Park, but the show was canceled after one performance. Worley was cast as the Wicked Witch of the West in a 1999 musical production of The Wizard of Oz, directed and adapted by Robert Johanson, with Mickey Rooney playing the eponymous role. The production had a limited run at the Pantages Theater, Hollywood, California and at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and she also joined the limited US tour. Worley played Mrs. Tottendale in the Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre from July through December 2007.

From January 8 until August 24, 2008, she played the role of Madame Morrible in the Los Angeles production of Wicked.

Jo Anne Worley continues to perform today in New York City and Los Angeles, and she has also given lectures. She is currently President of Actors and Others for Animals, and serves on its board of directors.

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(6 films)
Rob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
(4 films)
Bob Rafelson
Bob Rafelson
(1 films)
Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings
(4 films)
Howard Ashman
Howard Ashman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jo Anne Worley (13 films)

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Actress

Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, 1h8
Directed by Chris Bailey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films, Robot films
Actors Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Ricky Ullman, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Raven-Symoné
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating70% 3.545033.545033.545033.545033.54503
In his attempt to take over the world, Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable's nemesis, Dr. Drakken, has developed an elaborate new master plan that baffles everyone, even his assistant, Shego. Among the plan's stages are the procurement of a sketch of a new toy; the development of "Synthodrones", advanced androids; and a bizarre research project investigating the lifestyles of teenage girls.
Belle's Tales of Friendship, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Paige O'Hara, Shawn Pyfrom, Robby Benson, Kirsten Storms, Jim Cummings, Christine Cavanaugh
Roles Armoire (voice)
Rating58% 2.930652.930652.930652.930652.93065
Belle owns and works at her music and bookstore in France. A group of children walk into the store eager to hear Belle's stories, as she is noted to be a great storyteller. Belle agrees to tell a story, but the gang also play games and learn some simple lessons about life. Belle narrates two classic Disney cartoons, The Three Little Pigs and Peter and the Wolf, while the children help Belle clean the bookstore. She also reads The Wise Little Hen and Morris the Midget Moose, but Shawn and Harmony will not help make chili for the group. Along the way, Belle adds music and interacts with the children.
Belle's Magical World, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Kimmy Robertson, Frank Welker
Roles Wardrobe (voice)
Rating53% 2.6718952.6718952.6718952.6718952.671895
The Beast (Robby Benson) and Belle (Paige O'Hara) plan to eat together, and the Beast asks for advice from Lumiere (Jerry Orbach). While Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers) escorts Belle to the dining room, they come across the castle's well-meaning but rather verbose writer, Webster (Jim Cummings), turned into a dictionary, whom Belle invites to join them in the dining room (to Cogsworth's dismay). During the meal, while Belle explains a story she has been reading to the Beast, the Beast gets sweaty and demands that the windows be opened, despite there being a draught and the other servants getting cold. The Beast and Belle get into an argument, and the Beast strikes Webster off the table when the dictionary begins giving unwanted synonyms to Belle's insults. Subsequently, they both stop speaking to each other, despite Lumiere and Cogsworth's attempts to patch things up. Eventually, Webster, feeling guilty for his part, forges a letter of apology from the Beast to Belle with his friends, a pile of papers named Crane (Jeff Bennett) and a quill named LePlume (Rob Paulsen). Belle sees the letter, and makes amends with the Beast.
A Goofy Movie, 1h14
Directed by Kevin Lima
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about dogs, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Bill Farmer, James Marsden, Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Aaron Lohr
Roles Miss Maples (voice)
Rating69% 3.451173.451173.451173.451173.45117
Goofy is the single father of a teenage boy named Max Goof in the town of Spoonerville, Ohio, though the two have a tense relationship. On the last day of school before summer vacation, Max and his best friends P.J. and Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski hijack the auditorium stage in the middle of Principal Mazur's speech, creating a small concert where Max performs, while costumed as the pop singer Powerline. The performance succeeds in making Max a school celebrity and impressing his love interest, Roxanne; but he, P.J. and Bobby are sent to Mazur's office. Roxanne speaks with Max and agrees to go with him to a party where Powerline's concert will be aired live. However, Mazur exaggerates these events to Goofy and forewarns him that Max's actions may result in him facing capital punishment.
Beauty and the Beast, 1h24
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Psychologie, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'une plante, Films about royalty
Actors Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Roles Wardrobe (voice)
Rating79% 3.9970053.9970053.9970053.9970053.997005
An enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers a rose to a young prince, in exchange for shelter in his castle from the cold, but the prince refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and places a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with the enchanted rose that she had offered. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the rose's last petal falls on his 21st birthday. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.
Nutcracker Fantasy, 1h22
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Melissa Gilbert, Kaoru Sugita, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Michele Lee, Lurene Tuttle
Roles Reine Morphée
Rating68% 3.4212553.4212553.4212553.4212553.421255
Ce film reprend l'histoire du conte d'E.T.A. Hoffmann, Casse-Noisette et le Roi des souris. Il a été réalisé en deux versions, une en japonais et une en anglais.
The Shaggy D.A., 1h31
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Dick Van Patten, Jo Anne Worley
Roles Katrinka Muggelberg
Rating57% 2.899862.899862.899862.899862.89986
Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) is now a successful attorney who is married to Betty (Suzanne Pleshette), and they have a son named Brian (Shane Sinutko). Returning to the town of Medfield from a vacation, the family discovers that they have been robbed of almost all their possessions, and Wilby blames the local district attorney John Slade (Keenan Wynn), who is reputed to have connections with organized crime, particularly with warehouse owner Edward "Fast Eddie" Roshak (Vic Tayback). After being robbed a second time later that night (along with their Navy admiral neighbor, Gordon C. Brenner), Wilby vows to run for district attorney to make his town safe again.
The Feminist and the Fuzz, 1h30
Directed by Jerry Paris
Genres Comedy
Actors Barbara Eden, David Hartman, Jo Anne Worley, Herb Edelman, Julie Newmar, John McGiver
Roles Debby Inglefinger
Rating58% 2.9053252.9053252.9053252.9053252.905325
Dr. Jane Bowers (Barbara Eden) is a women's lib advocate who meets male chauvinist police officer Jerry Frazer (David Hartman) while engaging in a protest rally. Then, she is forced by a housing shortage to reach an unusual agreement with Jerry to share an apartment.
Head
Head (1968)
, 1h26
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Political films
Actors Victor Mature, Peter Tork, Teri Garr, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith
Roles Woman in Playtex Bra Ad (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.197993.197993.197993.197993.19799
Head begins at the dedication of a bridge. A politician is supposed to give a speech but there is a barrage of feedback from the microphone. Suddenly the Monkees (further) interrupt the ceremony by running through the assembled officials to sound of horns and sirens. The rest of the film has no overriding plot but consists of a series of vignettes highlighting the unpleasant aspects of being public figures. There is a conflict and a resolution, but the film is essentially plotless; as the opening song related: "We hope you like our story/Although there isn't one/That is to say, there's many/That way, there is more fun!" Rather, it is a seemingly stream of consciousness stringing-together of musical numbers, satires of various film genres, elements of psychedelia, and references to topical issues such as the Vietnam War. The distorted consciousness and psychedelia elements resemble an LSD trip.. Recurring images include a black box in which the group are trapped, a desert location, and a gigantic Victor Mature.
Promise Her Anything, 1h38
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Margaret Nolan, Robert Cummings, Donald Sutherland, Keenan Wynn
Roles Autograph Seeking Mother (uncredited)
Rating52% 2.6061252.6061252.6061252.6061252.606125
Recently widowed Michelle O'Brien moves into a Greenwich Village brownstone with her infant son John Thomas. Her neighbor, Harley Rummel, a bohemian who earns a living by making nudie films in his apartment, becomes interested in her, but Michele believes her boss, wealthy psychologist Peter Brock, is a better prospect as a new mate.
Moon Pilot
Moon Pilot (1962)
, 1h38
Directed by James Neilson, Joseph L. McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Political films, Space opera, Children's films
Actors Tom Tryon, Edmond O'Brien, Brian Keith, Dany Saval, Tommy Kirk, Bob Sweeney
Rating54% 2.710222.710222.710222.710222.71022
Astronaut Capt. Richmond Talbot inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He is ordered to keep the upcoming moon flight a secret, even from his family. Due to the classified nature of the mission, he is placed under the watchful eye of several national security agencies.