Penelope Allen

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Penelope Allen, also known as Penny Allen, is an American stage and film actress and acting coach. She is best known as the head bank teller being held hostage in the film Dog Day Afternoon. She also played Annie, the wife of Francis Lionel "Lion" Delbuchi in the film Scarecrow.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War Solo Chorus Girl
1971 Doc Mattie Earp
1972 It Ain't Easy Jenny
1973 Scarecrow Annie
1975 Dog Day Afternoon Sylvia
1980 On the Nickel Rose
1980 Resurrection Ellie
1987 The Bedroom Window Judge
1992 Bad Lieutenant Doctor
1994 Schemes DMV Lady
1995 The Crossing Guard Woman on Bus
1996 The War at Home Marjoree
1996 Looking for Richard Self / Queen Elizabeth
1998 Hurlyburly Dry Cleaner
1998 The Thin Red Line Witt's Mother
1999 A Visit from the Sergeant Major

with Unintended Consequences

Mrs. White
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Nancy
2002 Three Days of Rain Helen
2002 Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick
2009 Passenger Side Henrietta
2014 37: A Final Promise Wino
2016 Emperor of the Free World Eurydire
2017 The Custodian Homeless Lady

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Dixon of Dock Green Schoolgirl Episode: "The Name Is MacNamara"
1976 Sybil Miss Penny 2 episodes
1977 Visions Mrs. McEvoy Episode: "The Gardener's Son"
1978 The Fitzpatricks Mrs. Gerardi Episode: "Runaway"
1979 The Scarlet Letter Mistress Hibbins Miniseries
1980 A Time for Miracles The Farmer's Wife Television film
1981 Inmates: A Love Story Gloria
1981 American Playhouse Lee Brecker Episode: "Until She Talks"
1999 Cosby Prof. Murdock Episode: "Lucas Illuminus"

External links[edit]

  • Penelope Allen at IMDb