March 4, 1929
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||March 19, 2007
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Elaine Shore (March 4, 1929 – March 19, 2007) was an American actress. Born in Chicago in 1929, she studied at the Goodman Theatre.
Shore became active in community theatre both as an actor and director and created a theatre company in 1964 called "Actor's Company". She became a guest artist at Howard University during their 1965–66 season, starring in James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie and in Weill and Brecht's The Threepenny Opera as Mrs. Peachum.
She moved to New York City in 1966 and began her professional acting career by appearing in Al Carmines' San Francisco's Burning and Ted Shine's Sandcastles and Dreams. She then auditioned for Terrance McNally for his one-act play Next and was cast with James Coco in this off-Broadway hit. After Otto Preminger viewed the play, he cast Coco and Shore to appear in Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon.
Shore was cast as the no-nonsense secretary, Felicia Farfus, on the CBS television sitcom, Arnie, which ran from 1971-72. Other performances on television included Love, American Style. She appeared in such films as The Eiger Sanction (1975) and The Sentinel (1977).
She moved back to Washington, D.C. in 1989 to be close to her daughter and her family. She died of cancer on March 19, 2007, aged 78, at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Maryland.
- Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) - Mrs. Wyner
- Nightbirds (1970) - Mabel
- The Eiger Sanction (1975) - Miss Cerberus
- The Sentinel (1977) - Emma Clotkin