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|Born||Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo
July 3, 1926
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Awards||Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play for And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (1971)|
She had two prior Tony nominations, including one for Best Featured Actress in Damn Yankees in 1955 and for the same category in Traveller Without Luggage in 1967. She appeared in the original Broadway production of Damn Yankees as the nosy reporter Gloria and recreated the role in the film adaptation, in both of which she introduced the song, "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo."
She appeared on two consecutive episodes of Seinfeld as unemployment counselor Lenore Sokol, who must deal with George Costanza, who tries to get her to approve an extension of his benefits by dating her homely daughter, who ends up rejecting him. She also made appearances on television shows such as The Patty Duke Show, Hill Street Blues, All in the Family, Head of the Class, Remington Steele, The Sopranos and Grey's Anatomy, among others.
Married and divorced twice, Allen has no children.
- Damn Yankees
- The Pajama Game
- Fiddler on the Roof
- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
- And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (for which she won the 1971 Tony Award for Supporting Actress)
- All in the Family
- Head of the Class
- Hill Street Blues
- Remington Steele
- Lou Grant
- The Sopranos
- Joan of Arcadia
- NYPD Blue
- Grey's Anatomy
- Profile, FilmReference.com; accessed January 21, 2016.
- Rae Allen at AllMovie
- Rae Allen at the Internet Broadway Database
- Rae Allen at the Internet Movie Database
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