Elvia Allman

She was not a great beauty--her credit in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby comic adventure "Road to Signapore" is simply "Homely Girl"--but Elvia Allman carved out an impressive 70-year career in radio, television, and movies ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1904

Filmography

Actor (20)

Bob Hope's "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince and the Pauper 1990 (Movie)

of Clarabelle (Voice)

Gimme a Break 1981 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Starstruck 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Addams Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Honeymoon Hotel 1963 (Movie)

Mrs Sampson (Actor)

The Nutty Professor 1962 (Movie)

Mother Kelp (Actor)

Breakfast At Tiffany's 1961 (Movie)

Librarian (Actor)

The Pleasure of His Company 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Mooney--the Wedding Counselor (Actor)

The People's Choice 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

You Can't Run Away From It 1956 (Movie)

2nd Proprietor's Wife (Actor)

Topper 1953 - 1955 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Abbott and Costello Show 1951 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

Melody For Three 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Odd Couple (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

She was not a great beauty--her credit in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby comic adventure "Road to Signapore" is simply "Homely Girl"--but Elvia Allman carved out an impressive 70-year career in radio, television, and movies sparring with legendary comedians like George Burns, Jack Benny, and Lucille Ball. Fans of Ball's classic sitcom "I Love Lucy" will forever remember Allman as the chocolate factory foreman who puts Lucy and best friend Ethel on that ever-accelerating assembly line in the iconic 1952 episode "Job Switching." Allman also had recurring roles on two classic '60s sitcoms: Elverna Bradshaw, Granny's longtime rival, on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and the meddling Selma Plout on "Petticoat Junction." Before her lengthy career onscreen, Allman--who started her radio career in 1926 at Los Angeles's KHJ--provided the voice for Disney's Clarabelle Cow. She was married three times, including to legendary (and notorious) sports promoter/agent Charles "C.C." Pyle, until his death in 1939.

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