Jane Connell Net Worth

Jane Connell Net Worth is
$7 Million

Jane Connell Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Jane Sperry Connell (née Bennett; October 27, 1925 – September 22, 2013) was an American character actress. She was born in Berkeley, California to Louis Wesley and Mary (née Sperry) Bennett.Connell began her career with her husband, Gordon, entertaining in San Francisco night clubs such as the The Purple Onion and The Hungry I. Eventually the couple moved to New York City, where Connell made her Off-Broadway debut in the 1955 revival of The Threepenny Opera, a long-running hit at the Theatre de Lys. In the London production of Once Upon a Mattress, Connell starred as Winifred, the role that Carol Burnett originated in New York.Connell's most prominent success came in 1966 when she was cast as Agnes Gooch in the original Broadway production of Jerry Herman's Mame. She recreated the role in the 1974 screen adaptation after the film's star, Lucille Ball, became dissatisfied with Madeline Kahn, who had been signed originally to play Gooch.Only four-foot-eleven, Connell was described as a master of the large comic gesture in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, which described her as "a tiny woman with a giant, squeaking voice".Jane Connell was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Me and My Girl (1986). Additional Broadway credits include New Faces of 1956 (1956); Drat! The Cat! (1965); Dear World (1969), once again supporting Angela Lansbury; the short-lived 1983 revival of Mame, in which Lansbury reprised her 1966 lead role; Lend Me a Tenor (1989); Crazy for You (1992); and Moon Over Buffalo (1995), starring Carol Burnett. Her last Broadway appearance was in the role of pianist Jeannette Burmeister in The Full Monty, succeeding Kathleen Freeman, who died during her run in show.Jane and Gordon Connell enjoyed extensive theatre careers. They appeared together on Broadway in Lysistrata (November 1972), starring Melina Mercouri in the title role. She appeared in New York City Center Encores! production of Call Me Madam (February 1995), and the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall concert presentation of Noël Coward's Sail Away (November 1999).Jane Connell's film roles included Kotch, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, House Calls, Rabbit Test, and Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde. Her television appearances included Bewitched, Green Acres, All in the Family, Love, American Style, M*A*S*H, Maude, Good Times and Law & Order. She was a regular in the cast of the short-lived 1976 situation comedy The Dumplings. From 1991 to 1994, she had the recurring role of social worker Roberta Domedian on the Family Channel sitcom Big Brother Jake.

Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1925, Berkeley, California, United States
DiedSeptember 22, 2013, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Place Of BirthBerkeley, California, USA
Height4' 11" (1.5 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
SpouseGordon Connell (m. 1948–2013)
ChildrenMargaret Connell, Melissa Connell
ParentsLouis Wesley Bennett, Mary Bennett
Star SignScorpio
1I was born a character person. I was always eccentric, never a conventional beauty. I grew up in the Depression, the youngest of four kids. I wanted to make people laugh, because making my family laugh helped us forget our concerns. And I found that I could do it.
2There's no question that theater has changed through the years. The one thing that bothers me is that so many of today's young actors come from television and have not been taught theater technique. They don't realize when they're upstaging you. It's not done out of meanness or trickery. They just think there's a camera over their shoulder that is filming the other actor. But I don't complain about it. I just look out front and deliver the lines.
1Appeared in six different episodes of Bewitched (1964) playing four different characters including, Queen Victoria, Martha Washington and Mother Goose.
2Nominated for the 1987 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Me and My Girl".
3Assumed the role of feisty accompanist Jeannette in the Broadway production of "The Full Monty" in 2001 when its originator, Kathleen Freeman, became ill with cancer. After Freeman's death, Connell played it for a year on Broadway, then toured for more than a year.
4Born and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she met actor Gordon Connell when he played piano for a college melodrama. They appeared together for years with the "Straw Hat Revue" and wed in 1948. They have two daughters, Melissa and Margaret.
5Was the dubbed voice of Aunt Beru in _"Star Wars" (1977)_ episode "A New Hope" .
6Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she married college sweetheart and fellow performer Gordon Connell. One of their first billings together was at San Francisco's Purple Onion on a billing with Maya Angelou who was at that time a calypso singer.
7Was cast in the Lucy film version of Mame (1974) after Madeline Kahn was fired as Agnes Gooch. It seems Lucy did not understand Madeline's style of comedy.
8For nearly 50 years, she has been a New York theater fixture, which includes Broadway musicals, summer stock, national tours, and cabaret. Best known on stage for her Mrs. Peachum in "The Threepenny Opera" and Agnes Gooch in "Mame", which she also played on film in the Lucille Ball version. In addition she played Carol Burnett's famed role of Princess Winifred in the original London version of "Once Upon a Mattress".
9Jane was interviewed by author Craig Hamrick for his book "Big Lou," the biography of actor Louis Edmonds. Many of her comments, plus a mini-bio at the end, appear in the book. Jane and Louis costarred in a lively 1960s musical that died on its way to Broadway and starred Kaye Ballard. It was called "Royal Flush," and Hamrick devotes several pages to coverage of this otherwise fairly obscure musical.
10Jane and Gordon started their careers working in San Francisco night clubs such as The Purple Onion and the hungry "i"


Great Performances1999TV SeriesMother
Law & Order1998TV SeriesMrs. Hodge
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde1995Aunt Agatha
Robot in the Family1994Mrs. Miller
Big Brother Jake1990TV SeriesMiss Roberta Domedian (1991-1994)
See No Evil, Hear No Evil1989Woman
Another World1985TV SeriesPeg
Tales from the Darkside1985TV SeriesGrandma
Getting There1980TV ShortGrandma
M*A*S*H1980TV SeriesRed Cross Worker Betty Halpern
Paris1980TV Series
Visions1979TV SeriesVinny
Rabbit Test1978Anthropologist
CPO Sharkey1978TV SeriesMrs. Holland
Good Times1978TV SeriesMiss Flicker
House Calls1978Mrs. Conway
All in the Family1977TV SeriesSybil Gooley
The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa1977TV MovieIda Griffith
Maude1976TV SeriesSally
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1976TV SeriesNurse / Nurse #1
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Waitress
The Dumplings1976TV SeriesBridget McKenna
ABC Afterschool Specials1974-1976TV SeriesAunt Peggy / Duenna
Mame1974Agnes Gooch
Love, American Style1972-1973TV SeriesRita Baker (segment "Love and the Suspicious Husband") / Sadie (segment "Love and the Disappearing Box")
Bewitched1967-1972TV SeriesHepzibah Martha Washington Mrs. Martha Washington ...
Kotch1971Miss Roberts
Green Acres1970-1971TV SeriesWoman On The Plane / Woman / Clara Burton
That Girl1971TV SeriesLaura
Mary Tyler Moore1970TV SeriesKaren Norris
Trilogy1969Mrs. Connolly (segment "Miriam")
Mister Mayor1964TV SeriesAunt Maude (1964)
The Nut House!!1964TV Movie
Ladybug Ladybug1963Mrs. Maxton
The Patty Duke Show1963TV SeriesMrs. Coglan
Play of the Week1960-1961TV Series
Stanley1956TV SeriesMary


The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV Special performer: "Comedy Tonight"
Mame1974performer: "Main Title & St. Bridget", "We Need A Little Christmas", "Bosom Buddies" Dance and Reprise, "Gooch's Song"


Moon Over Broadway1997DocumentaryHerself
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The Carol Burnett Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
As Caesar Sees It1962TV MovieHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHerself

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