Maureen Arthur

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Maureen Arthur
Born Maureen Arthur
(1934-04-15) April 15, 1934 (age 80)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957 - present
Spouse(s) Aaron Ruben

Maureen Louise Arthur (born April 15, 1934 in San Jose, California) is an American film, television, and stage actress.

Life and career[edit]

Arthur appeared in numerous movies and television programs from the late 1950s through the early 1990s as well as on Broadway.[1][2]

On television she appeared in such programs as Bourbon Street Beat, The Red Skelton Hour, Perry Mason, Branded, I Spy, The Monkees, The Flying Nun, Love, American Style, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Sanford and Son, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Murder, She Wrote, and Matlock.[3]

In 1967, in arguably her most prominent single movie role, she portrayed Hedy LaRue in the film version of the Broadway hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.[4] Her catch phrase, "OK Charlie." In 1969, she co-starred with Don Knotts in the screwball comedy The Love God? and with Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason and Jane Wyman in the romantic comedy How to Commit Marriage.

She also appeared on Broadway in the role of Ida Schwartz in Something Different.[5]

In the mid-1960s she recorded a pop tune on the Carlton record label titled "Don't Make The Angels Cry" and "What Does He Do With Her". A second single, "Don't Leave Me," was unreleased, though an acetate recording exists.

She was married to producer Aaron Ruben, who died January 30, 2010 at age 95. She has a son, Tom Ruben.



Hedy LaRue: "A secretary was ordered to be assigned to you. I'm your assignation." [1]


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