Polly Rowles

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Polly Rowles
Born Mary Elizabeth Rowles
(1914-01-10)January 10, 1914
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died October 7, 2001(2001-10-07) (aged 87)
Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation Actress

Polly Rowles (January 10, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - October 7, 2001, Concord, New Hampshire) was an American actress best known for such films and television series as The Defenders, Sweet Liberty and Power. She also appeared as Vera Charles in the original Broadway production of Auntie Mame (1956-58) with Rosalind Russell in the title role.

Rosalind Russell (left) and Polly Rowles in the original Broadway production of Auntie Mame (1957)

Television work included soap opera characters in roles on The Nurses, Somerset, and The Edge of Night.

Rowles was also known as Inspector No. 12 in a series of television commercials for Hanes underwear.[1][2]


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