Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jane "LIVED!!!"

 You may think you don't know Jane Connell,
who got her big break in 1966 when she clinched the role of
Agnes Gooch in Mame,
and here she is with Angela Lansbury,
singing "Gooch's Song."
But she was an often-seen TV show guest star in the 1970s.

 Jane reprised her role as Gooch
in the 1974 film version of Mame, starring Lucille Ball.
Jane took over the Gooch role when Lucy grew irritated
with Madeline Kahn and fired her.

 She starred again with Angela in Dear World,
another Jerry Herman musical, of 1969.
Other Broadway shows included
Me & My Girl, Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo.

 Most people know Jane from her appearances on Bewitched,
where she played Hepzibah (here with Cesar Romero)...

 and as Queen with Aunt Clara,
played by Marion Lord.

Other television appearances included
Green Acres, MASH, Maude, and Law & Order.
Jane was born in California in 1925, and 
passed away in 2013.
She was married to fellow actor, Gordon Connell
for 65 years.

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