Known for movies

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SpouseGeorge Gaynes, Adolph Green
FactDaughter-in-law of Iya Abdy.

Allyn Ann McLerie (born December 1, 1926) is a Canadian-American actress and singer. She appeared in more than 30 films and television series, and was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in The Turning Point (1977).

McLerie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the daughter of Rose Anna (née Dandurand) and Percy Joseph McLerie, a salesman. She had two brothers, Robert and Richard. Her father was of English and Scottish descent, and her mother was of French-Canadian ancestry. She was raised in Montreal, Quebec.

She began her career as a dancer in New York City. She appeared in the original Broadway productions of On the Town (1944) and Guys and Dolls (1950). She also appeared in the film version of On the Town (1949).

In 1951, she married actor Guy Stockwell. They had two sons, Michael and Christopher. They divorced in 1966.

In 1977, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Turning Point.

She has appeared in television series such as The Love Boat (1977), Hart to Hart (1979), and Dynasty (1981).

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Full NameAllyn Ann McLerie
ProfessionActor, Singer, Music artist, Dancer


SpouseGeorge Gaynes, Adolph Green
ChildrenIya Gaynes, Matthew Gaynes


MoviesCalamity Jane, Jeremiah Johnson, The Way We Were, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, All the President's Men, The Cowboys, The Magnificent Seven Ride, Phantom of the Rue Morgue, Born Innocent, The Desert Song, Monte Walsh, Cinderella Liberty, Where's Charley?, Death Scream, France, Incorporated, Someon...
TV ShowsThe Tony Randall Show, Music For A Summer Night, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

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1Daughter-in-law of Iya Abdy.
2Guest-starred on husband, George Gaynes's TV series Punky Brewster (1984) as his love interest.
3Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
4Best known character film role was in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) in which she plays Red Buttons' marathon dance partner who goes "squirrelly" and freaks out thinking there are bugs all over her.
5On Broadway in the late 40s, she performed in "On the Town" and "Bonanza Bound" written and composed by then-husband Adolph Green. She divorced Green in May of 1953 and married actor George Gaynes in December of that year. They were together over 60 years.




Domestic Life1984TV SeriesEnid Hamilton
The Love Boat1978-1983TV SeriesLiliane Prendergast / Cynthia Parker
Two Kinds of Love1983TV MovieAunt Emily
After George1983TV ShortRose
The Renegades1983TV SeriesConnieTempleton
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Smith
Trapper John, M.D.1981-1983TV SeriesHettie Gates / Henrietta
Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story1983TV MovieAudrey Williams
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1982TV SeriesDoris Palmer
Dynasty1982TV SeriesDr. B. Forrester / Dr. Morrell
Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn1982TV MovieAunt Polly
Fantasies1982TV MovieShirley
WKRP in Cincinnati1979-1982TV SeriesCarmen Carlson
Benson1981TV SeriesLouise Hill
Hart to Hart1981TV SeriesPearl Danko
Barney Miller1980TV SeriesHarriet Shulton
Beulah Land1980TV Mini-SeriesEdna Davis
To Find My Son1980TV MovieMrs. Braggs
The Oldest Living Graduate1980TV MovieMrs. Hampton
Lou Grant1979-1980TV SeriesBetty Newman / Martha Emmett
A Shining Season1979TV MoviePolly Baker
And Baby Makes Six1979TV MovieDora Finley
Having Babies1979TV SeriesJean
Return Engagement1978TV MovieFlorence
Sister Terri1978TV MovieMother Superior Helen
The Tony Randall Show1976-1978TV SeriesMiss Janet Reubner
All the President's Men1976Carolyn Abbott
The Entertainer1976TV MovieMrs. Pasko
Medical Story1975TV Series
Medical Center1974-1975TV SeriesJan / Marion
Death Scream1975TV MovieAlice Whitmore
We'll Get By1975TV SeriesCousin Emily
Baretta1975TV SeriesMadame Shima
Someone I Touched1975TV MovieJean
Born Innocent1974TV MovieEmma Lasko
France société anonyme1974L'Américaine
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1974TV MovieMiss Martin
The F.B.I.1971-1974TV SeriesHelen Porter / Dorothy Harnolds / Marie Vale
Love Story1974TV SeriesVivian
Kodiak1974TV SeriesMargaret
Cinderella Liberty1973Miss Watkins
The Way We Were1973Rhea Edwards
The Waltons1973TV SeriesMarjorie Simmons / Mrs. Maybelle Simmons
The Delphi Bureau1973TV SeriesGinny
Howzer1973Faye Carsell
The Magnificent Seven Ride!1972Mrs. Donavan
Jeremiah Johnson1972Crazy Woman
Circle of Fear1972TV SeriesMiss Tate
Nichols1972TV SeriesMaggie
Cannon1972TV SeriesMrs. Glen
The Cowboys1972Ellen Price
Monte Walsh1970Mary Eagle
Bonanza1970TV SeriesCharity Moffet
My World and Welcome to It1970TV SeriesMrs. McGraw
The Reivers1969Alison
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?1969Shirl
40 Pounds of Trouble1962Blanchard's secretary (uncredited)
Battle Cry1955Ruby - Waitress in Diner (as Allyn McLerie)
Phantom of the Rue Morgue1954Yvonne (as Allyn McLerie)
Calamity Jane1953Katie Brown (as Allyn McLerie)
The Desert Song1953Azuri (as Allyn McLerie)
Where's Charley?1952Amy Spettigue (as Allyn McLerie)
Words and Music1948Singer in Garrick Gaeities (uncredited)
Brooklyn Bridge1993TV SeriesEmma / Emma Brooks
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1987-1991TV SeriesFlorence Bickford
Dirty Dancing1988TV SeriesBaby's Mother
Stranger in My Bed1987TV MovieShirley Hunter
Comedy Factory1986TV SeriesEdna McCauley
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesEdith 'Edie' Krelman
Webster1986TV SeriesTheo Gabler
Mr. Belvedere1986TV SeriesIsabel Carsola
Punky Brewster1984-1985TV SeriesMaggie McLerie / Lois Dent
The Duck Factory1984TV SeriesSkip's Mother
The Paper Chase1984TV SeriesMrs. Emily Hart
St. Elsewhere1984TV SeriesRoxanne Reed
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesMarietta Mattheson


The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jeremiah Johnson1972performer: "Shall We Gather at the River" - uncredited
Music for a Spring Night1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Calamity Jane1953performer: "It's Harry I'm Planning to Marry", "Keep It Under Your Hat", "A Woman's Touch", "The Black Hills of Dakota"
Where's Charley?1952performer: "MAKE A MIRACLE", "BETTER GET OUT OF HERE"


Quiet on the Set: Behind the Scenes of Molly Dodd1990TV Movie documentaryFlorence Bickford / Herself
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving1961TV MovieHerself
Music for a Spring Night1960TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1949TV SeriesHerself
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue1949TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Legends of the West1992DocumentaryActress in 'Calamity Jane' (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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