Teresa Ganzel

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Teresa Ganzel
Born (1957-03-23) March 23, 1957 (age 58)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Spouse(s) Richard Davis (2004–present)

Teresa Ganzel (born March 23, 1957) is an American television, comedian, and voice over/film actress.


One of Teresa Ganzel's first and best known roles was as a recurring cast member of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, having replaced Carol Wayne as the Matinee Lady in the popular "Tea Time Movie" skits. She often played ditzy busty blonde bimbo roles, as in the 1982 film The Toy with Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor, in the Married... with Children episode "A Three Job, No Income Family" (1989) and National Lampoon's Movie Madness.

Ganzel was a frequent game show celebrity in the 1980s, particularly on the $25,000 and $100,000 incarnations of Pyramid, and a recurring celebrity on the 1986–1989 version of Hollywood Squares. She also appeared as a celebrity in the 1987 game show pilot for Money in the Blank. In 1984, she played yet another young and ditzy blonde, Mrs. Sheree Winkler in the short-lived sitcom The Duck Factory.

In her later years, Ganzel has had several voice-over roles on cartoons, animated movies, and series, including Cow and Chicken, The Emperor's New School, Monsters, Inc., Goof Troop, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rugrats and Horton Hears a Who!. Her first venture into voice acting was playing Kitty Glitter in Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats. Her most well-known role in animation is Miss Vavoom. The character is an homage to all of the sexy film stars, singers and damsels in distress, who served as Droopy's love interest in the Tex Avery cartoons. She appears in Tom and Jerry Kids and Droopy, Master Detective.

In 2010, Ganzel played a principal role in the Off-Broadway production of Viagara Falls,[1] after appearing in the same role, Jacqueline Tempest, in productions of the play staged in other cities.[2]

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  1. ^ Genzilinger. Neil. "Two Guys Trying Their Best to Grow Old Disgracefully". The New York Times. July 26, 2010
  2. ^ "'Viagra Falls': Hilarious comedy return to the desert". Desert Entertainer. accessed July 25, 2011.

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