June Gable

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June Gable
Born June Golub
(1945-06-05) June 5, 1945 (age 69)
New York, New York, United States
Occupation actress
Years active 1976–2012

June Gable (born June 5, 1945 in New York City) is an American character actress, perhaps best known for her role as Estelle Leonard of The Estelle Leonard Talent Agency in the American sitcom Friends.

Life and career[edit]

Gable has appeared in four Broadway productions including the 1974 revival of Candide for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of the Old Lady.[1] She was featured as Snooks Keene in the infamous Broadway disaster, Moose Murders, which opened and closed on the same night in 1983. She also appeared in a replacement cast of the off-Broadway review Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. In November 2012 she starred in the lead role of "Marie" in the world premiere of Bill C. Davis' "All Hallowed" at the Waco Civic Theatre under the direction of George Boyd.

On television, she played detective Battista on the sitcom Barney Miller in 1976 third season. She was also in the cast of the short-lived 1977 revival of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. In 1979 she appeared as "Rhoda Rooter" on the live-action Hanna-Barbera TV specials Legends of the Superheroes. She guested in episodes of popular series including Miami Vice and Kate & Allie. From 1994 to 2004 she played Estelle Leonard, the agent of the Matt LeBlanc character Joey Tribbiani, on the sitcom Friends. She also played a nurse on the show in season 1 episode 23. She also appeared in recurring roles on the sitcoms Barney Miller, Sha Na Na and Dream On.

Gable studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.


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