April 15, 1934
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Years active||1957 - present|
Life and career
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Hot Rod Gang (1958)
- Holiday Lodge (1961)
- Thunder Alley (1967)
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
- A Man Called Dagger (1967)
- Killers Three (1968)
- The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968)
- What's It All About, World? (1969)
- How to Commit Marriage (1969)
- The Love God? (1969)
- The Love Machine (1971)
- Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
- Like Normal People (1979)
- Empire (1984)
Hedy LaRue: "A secretary was ordered to be assigned to you. I'm your assignation."