|Nora "Dodo" Denney|
September 3, 1927
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||November 20, 2005
Crestline, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Other names||Dodo Denney|
|Occupation||Film, stage, TV actress|
|Spouse(s)||Alan Denney (19??-19??; his death); 2 children|
Her show business career began in Kansas City when she was hired by the local television station Channel 5 (KCMO TV) to play Marilyn the Witch, an onscreen host for horror movies. She performed in many television series, including Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Hart to Hart, Get Smart, Room 222 and That Girl.
Perhaps her most notable role was as Mrs. Teevee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. She was initially the producers' second choice behind Jean Stapleton who performed in the television pilot for All in the Family instead. (Stapleton's portrayal of Edith Bunker in the long-running TV series became her signature role.) Denney appeared in Splash as the Bloomingdales shop lady who assists Daryl Hannah's mermaid character in buying new clothes.
Personal life and later years
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