Gloria LeRoy

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Gloria LeRoy
Born (1931-11-07) November 7, 1931 (age 85)
Bucyrus, Ohio, U.S.
Years active 1968–present

Gloria LeRoy (born November 7, 1931) is an American character actress, remembered for playing Bobbi Jo Loomis,[1] the wife of Archie's old war buddy Duke, and the voluptuous Mildred "Boom-Boom" Turner in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family. LeRoy had a diverse career, on stage, in film, and on TV.

Biography[edit]

LeRoy was born in Bucyrus, Ohio. LeRoy appeared on Broadway in Artists and Models[2][3] with Jackie Gleason in 1943 as a Specialty Dancer.[4][5] LeRoy's early career in live Burlesque was notable with headlining at the Hotel El Rancho (Las Vegas) from 1951 thru 1952.[6][7]

She was originally cast in Hello, Dolly! (1963) as Ernestina Money only to be replaced by Mary Jo Catlett.[8]

She toured with Ann Corio's This Was Burlesque[9][10][11][12][13] as a tassel-twirler[14][15][16][17][10][18][19][20][21]

She appeared in George M : "A New Musical"[22][10]

She appeared on The Mike Douglas Show in 1963.

She had recurring roles on the soaps Passions and Days of Our Lives. She appeared in Three's Company as Nancy in episode "The Goodbye Guy" (1980), as well as on Married... with Children as Chesty LaRue in episode "Live Nude Peg" (1997).

In 2001, LeRoy appeared in season 8 episode 23 of Frasier entitled "A Day In May". She played Mrs. Smolenski, a prospective house buyer.

In 2007, LeRoy appeared in the "Pilot" of Rules of Engagement as Margaret.

In 2009, LeRoy appeared in Season 5 of Desperate Housewives as Rose Kemper.

In 2010, LeRoy appeared in Shameless as Aunt Ginger.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ League, The Broadway. "Artists and Models [1943] – Broadway Musical – Original - IBDB". ibdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Gloria LeRoy Theatre Credits". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ League, The Broadway. "Gloria LeRoy – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". ibdb.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dietz, Dan (February 2, 2015). "The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ "Gloria Leroy - Autograph Resume Signed - Autographs & Manuscripts - HistoryForSale Item 304882". historyforsale.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Gloria Leroy - Autograph Letter Signed 06/01/1969 - Autographs & Manuscripts - HistoryForSale Item 316768". historyforsale.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.callondolly.com/marge-champion/
  9. ^ "Ann Corio Collection in the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs". ohiolink.edu. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c Gurvis, Sandra (November 7, 2014). "Myths and Mysteries of Ohio: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  11. ^ "BURLESK: As You Like It!". tumblr.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ "BURLESK: As You Like It!". tumblr.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ "THIS WAS BURLESQUE Playbill ANN CORIO / STEVE MILLS Tour BOSTON 1965 - eBay". ebay.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ "St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on February 15, 1966 · Page 17". newspapers.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ "THIS WAS BURLESQUE - Alan Gerstel's Blog - Swing - The Search for my father, Louis Prima". squarespace.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ Green, Howard (February 20, 2017). "Being Green: A Colorful Journey". Page Publishing Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  17. ^ Corio, Ann; Barstow, Richard; Md.), Shady Grove Music Fair (Gaithersburg; Congress), Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of (January 1, 1966). "This was Burlesque". Retrieved April 20, 2017 – via Google Books. 
  18. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/75427913/
  19. ^ "Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 12, 1969 · Page 33". newspapers.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on January 11, 1969 · Page 15". newspapers.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  21. ^ http://www.goleader.com/services/1963-1990sp/1965/1965oct14times.pdf
  22. ^ "A Guide to the Belknap Playbills and Programs Collection". ufl.edu. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  23. ^ Poseidon3 (April 8, 2016). "Poseidon's Underworld: Dipping a Toe into the TV-Movie Time Tunnel!". neptsdepths.blogspot.com. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  24. ^ http://hunter-and-mccall.tumblr.com/post/81337060661/hunter-episode-316-the-girl-next-door
  25. ^ http://theatre.ucr.edu/charles-evered/

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