Holly Butler

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Holly Butler
Born October 19, 1957
Ceres, California

Holly Gaye Butler (born October 19, 1957) is an American actress, singer/songwriter, dancer and former aerobics instructor who appeared in the :20 Minute Workout Television Show's first season (1983).[1][2] The :20 Minute Workout became the longest running syndicated exercise show, airing in 57 countries.[citation needed] One of the primary instructors of the first season, Holly was noted as the wholesome, girl next door type, and was chosen along with Bess Motta and Anne Schumacher to tour the U.S. throughout 1983 visiting television stations, and making personal appearances promoting the show. Holly opted out of participating in the second season (1984) in order to pursue her acting career.

Born in Ceres, California, Holly moved to Los Angeles in 1981 to pursue an acting career. After the :20 Minute Work-out, Holly appeared in several television shows throughout the '80's and '90's including co-starring roles in "Hunter", "Jake and the Fat Man", "Cybill",[2] "Crime Story", "Reasonable Doubts",[2] "In Living Color",[2] "Mike Hammer, Private Eye", "Rags to Riches", "Moloney"[2] and "A Peaceable Kingdom." Holly had a starring role in the short lived teen soap opera "Tribes" which aired on the Fox network in 1990. Holly toured the U.S. throughout the late '80's and early '90's as Universal Studios Hollywood's premier Marilyn Monroe impersonator and can also be seen in the cult film, "Netherworld"[2] appearing as Marilyn Monroe. As a songwriter, Holly had a country single, "What A Shame" recorded by Rebecca Lynn Howard in 2003.


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1986). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. pp. 427. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. https://books.google.com/books?id=AKlgjBCPPnsC&pg=PA427. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Holly Butler". New York Times Movies & TV. New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2010.