Arlene Golonka

Arlene Golonka was named after Arline Judge, a beautiful B-movie actress known more for her rocky love affairs than her sterling acting talents. Golonka pursued acting herself, performing in local theater at the age of ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1936

Filmography

Actor (48)

A Family Affair 2003 (Movie)

Leah Rosen (Actor)

Fudge 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Leather Jacket Love Story 1998 (Movie)

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The Boys Are Back 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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In the Heat of the Night 1978 - 1979, 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1978 - 1979, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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1st & Ten: Do It Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gumshoe Kid 1990 (Movie)

Gracie Sherman (Actor)

Trained to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Martha Cooper (Actor)

Dr Alien 1987 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Gimme a Break 1981 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Survival Game 1987 (Movie)

Mike's Mom (Actor)

Foxtrap 1986 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Yogi's Treasure Hunt 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

My Tutor 1983 (Movie)

Mrs Chrystal (Actor)

The Best of Times 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Secrets of Midland Heights 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Separate Ways 1981 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Joe and Valerie 1978 - 1979 (Tv Show)

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The In-Laws 1979 (Movie)

Jean Ricardo (Actor)

Speed Buggy 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

The Last Married Couple in America 1978 (Movie)

Sally Cooper (Actor)

Alan King's Final Warning 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Airport 77 1976 (Movie)

Mrs Stern (Actor)

Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Nightmare 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Elevator 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Call Holme 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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M*A*S*H 1972 (Tv Show)

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That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Flying Nun 1967 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Hang 'Em High 1968 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

The Andy Griffith Show 1960 - 1968 (TV Show)

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ABC Stage '67 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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The Busy Body 1967 (Movie)

Bobbi Brody (Actor)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

Penelope 1966 (Movie)

Honeysuckle Rose (Actor)

Harvey Middleman, Fireman 1964 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

Love With the Proper Stranger 1963 (Movie)

Marge (Actor)

Help Wanted (TV Show)

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Skeletons (TV Show)

Actor

The Bait (TV Show)

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The Hoboken Chicken Mystery (TV Show)

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The Secret Night Caller (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Arlene Golonka was named after Arline Judge, a beautiful B-movie actress known more for her rocky love affairs than her sterling acting talents. Golonka pursued acting herself, performing in local theater at the age of 11. She went pro while still a teen, performing in summer-stock, while studying at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. At 19, she moved to New York City to pursue Broadway and film. There she studied under three icons of acting technique: Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagen. By 1958, she was appearing in noteworthy theater productions in the tri-state area; the following year she made her television debut on the live drama series "The United States Steel Hour." She began snagging roles playing ditsy or eccentric blonde bombshells, and moved to Los Angeles in the '60s, to better pursue film and television. By 1963, she'd landed her first role, in the Natalie Wood-Steve McQueen romance "Love with the Proper Stranger." While she occasionally garnered film roles, she was developing a strong reputation as a television character actor appearing on a number of popular programs including: the spy comedy "Get Smart," the classic sitcom"Mary Tyler Moore," and the family comedy "Mayberry R.F.D.." In the '00s,Golonka took few roles, easing into retirement after accruing over 100 film and television credits in four and a half decades in the business.

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