Bonne (front) as Eileen Sherwood in My Sister Eileen (1961)
May 22, 1934 |
Inglewood, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress: My Sister Eileen|
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Shirley Bonne (born May 22, 1934) is a former television actress who portrayed Eileen Sherwood in the CBS television sitcom My Sister Eileen, which aired during the 1960-1961 season. Bonne played an aspiring actress in New York City sharing an apartment with her older sister, Ruth Sherwood, a magazine writer played by Elaine Stritch. Her series co-stars included Raymond Bailey, Rose Marie, Stubby Kaye, and Jack Weston.
In 1955, Bonne entered a cover girl contest for Pageant magazine and was twice chosen for the cover of the publication. In February 1956, she appeared on Jackie Cooper's NBC sitcom, The People's Choice. By the late 1950s, Bonne was modeling in New York City. In 1960, she appeared at Hal Roach Studios to promote the unveiling of Chevrolet's new Corvair.
After My Sister Eileen, Bonne appeared as Susan Hotchkiss in the 1964 episode "Sparrow on the Wire" of the NBC education drama Mr. Novak, starring James Franciscus. In 1966, she was cast as "Ruth" in the episode "Shore Leave" of the NBC series Star Trek. In 1967, she appeared as Sally Cutler in the episode "Justice" on NBC's Bonanza. That same year, she appeared in two sitcoms, That Girl and I Dream of Jeannie. In 1968, she appeared as Nikki Jason in the episode "To Kill a Writer" on the CBS detective series Mannix, starring Mike Connors. Her last television role was as "June" in "The Adversaries" episode of Medical Center.