Shannon Bolin

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Shannon Bolin
Born (1917-01-01) January 1, 1917 (age 98)
Spencer, South Dakota, U.S.
Other names Anne Bolin
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1943–present
Spouse(s) Milton Kaye (1946-2006; his death)

Shannon Bolin (born January 1, 1917) is an American actress and singer. She was born in Spencer, South Dakota. And is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She portrayed Meg Boyd in both the original Broadway production and the film version of Damn Yankees.[1]

Her other stage roles include: The Golden Apple (as Mrs. Juniper), Only in America (as Kate Golden), The Student Gypsy (as Zampa Allescu)[2] Take Me Along (as Lily), Xmas in Las Vegas[3] (as Eleanor Wellspot), and Helen Goes to Troy, for which she used the pseudonym of Anne Bolin.

She did radio work in New York City for the Theatre Guild of the Air production of Allegro. She sang Brahms lieder on WQXR for the Stromberg-Carlson series. She appeared on television in the NBC Opera Theatre production of Suor Angelica,[4] in which she played the Princess, and the Jackie Gleason Show, a special titled "The Christmas List" as Gleason's wife.

Bolin worked with Marc Blitzstein on Regina the opera based on The Little Foxes.[5] She played the alternate lead when the work debuted on Broadway. Bolin also appeared in a concert version of the opera Barbara Allen by David Broekman, conducted by Maurice Levine. She also appeared in a concert version of Morton Gould's opera Desire Under the Elms, based on the Eugene O'Neill play. Among the venues in which she sang was Café Society Uptown.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Bolin married Milton Kaye (1909-2006), a New York pianist, composer and arranger, in 1946. Kaye and Bolin recorded an album, Rare Wine. In 2002, the couple appeared together in a commercial for DeBeers diamonds.[6]


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