January 24, 1944 |
Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Stage, television, film actress|
Julie Gregg (born Niagara Falls, January 24, 1944) is an American television, film and stage actress. She generally played supporting or guest, but not lead, roles. She is best known for her portrayal of Sandra Corleone in The Godfather. Very little information is available on her personal life.
Roles on television
Gregg's first television role was in 1964 as a nurse in McHale's Navy. She guest starred in many television shows in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, in both dramatic and comic roles. For example, she twice appeared on Bewitched, in two different guest roles. The first was in "Double Split," episode no. 62 in season 2, 1966, and the second in 1967 during season 3, episode no. 99, "The Crone of Cawdor." In the latter show, she played Terry Warbell, a magic crone, who stole the youth of people when she kissed them, which she tried with Darrin Stevens, but which ultimately failed. In 1966 she played in Batman (episodes 33 and 34).
Also: The Virginian Episode: The Gift S08, E24 (First Aired: Mar. 18, 1970) A wounded bank robber hides his loot and dies in a saloon girl's (Julie Gregg) room, making her the target of his partner (Tab Hunter).
She had a recurring role in Banyon, an NBC detective series that aired from 1972-73. Banyon was a period drama starring Robert Forster set in Los Angeles in the late 1930s. Gregg played Banyon's girlfriend, Abby Graham, a nightclub singer who was constantly trying to encourage him to "settle down" and marry her, but to no avail during the brief run of this series.
Among her guest roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s were two separate episodes of Mission: Impossible, where she again played different characters. In 1969, in season 4, episode 91 Amnesiac, she played Monique, an Impossible Missions Force operative. That was the season when the show had no permanent female operative because Barbara Bain, who played Cinnamon Carter in seasons 1-3, had resigned and Lesley Ann Warren, who played Dana Lambert in season 5, had not yet signed on. Then in 1970 in season 5, she played Anna Kerkoska, a premier's daughter who needed rescuing, in episode no. 112, Decoy. Anna fell in love with Jim Phelps, who did indeed rescue her by driving her across the border in a specially outfitted, low to the ground, automobile that could drive under the border gate. Also in 1970, she guest starred in a season 2 episode of Hawaii Five-O, The One with the Gun, as the wife of the man shot after a crooked card game.
Gregg was cast in a starring role in the short-lived drama series, Mobile One, on ABC in 1975. She played Maggie Spencer, a television news assignment editor, in 11 episodes with co-star Jackie Cooper. The show was cancelled in December after those 11 episodes.
Roles in film
Gregg's first film role was also in 1964, in From Hell to Borneo, which was shot on location in the Philippines. She received second billing in that movie to George Montgomery. She played the role of Sandra Corleone in The Godfather, and reprised her role in The Godfather Part II, but the scene was subsequently cut. It does appear in The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television.
Her only musical film role was as Antonia, Don Quixote's niece, in Man of La Mancha in 1972. In that movie, she was featured in the song I'm Only Thinking of Him. Her last film role was in the thriller Dead On in 1993.
Roles on stage
Gregg was also a stage actress and singer, a veteran of national tours of Fanny and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She also portrayed Julie LaVerne in Show Boat on tour in 1981.
Her only appearance on Broadway was as school teacher Laurie Mannon in John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1968 musical production of The Happy Time. She replaced Linda Bennett in that role just before the New York opening. Her opening day performance was well received by the critics, who noted her "enchanting voice, looks, and personality."
Gregg received a Tony Award nomination for her performances in The Happy Time, in the category Featured, i.e., supporting, Actress (Musical). Her co-star in the musical, Robert Goulet won the Tony that year for best actor in a musical. She did win a Theatre World Award for the 1967-68 season for her debut performance.
- Julie Gregg at the Internet Movie Database
- TV.com's summary of Julie Gregg's TV Roles
- Maltin, L: "2006 Movie Guide," page 467, Penguin Group (USA) 2006.
- Gilvey, J: "Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical," page 187, St. Martin's Press 2005.
- Gilvey 2005 page 187.
- Gilvey 2005 page 200 and notes 106, 112 and 121 pages 334-35.
- List of 1968 Tony Award Nominees and Winners
- List of Theatre World Award Winners