Carol Bruce

Carol Bruce

Performer

Carol Bruce, who starred in several Broadway musicals and was well remembered as station manager Arthur Carlson's wealthy, imperious mother in the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," died Oct. 9, 2007, in Woodlands Hill, CA. She was 87. A sultry brunette with almond-shaped eyes and long, tapered eyebrows, Ms. Bruce made her Broadway debut in Irving Berlin's 1940 musical Louisiana Purchase, in which she got to introduce the title tune. Legend has it that the song that was written for her by Berlin. The show landed her on the cover of the Sept. 9, 1940, cover of Life Magazine. This led to a role in The New Priorities of 1943.

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  • Born: Nov 15, 1919 in Great Neck, NY, USA
  • Death: Oct 9, 2007 in Woodlands Hill, CA

Roles (14)

Henry, Sweet Henry Playbill - Oct 1967 Henry, Sweet Henry (1967)
Opened Oct 23, 1967
  • as Mrs. Boyd (Original)
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Do I Hear a Waltz Playbill - Opening Night, March 1965 Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965)
Opened Mar 18, 1965
  • as Signora Fiora (Original)
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A Family Affair Playbill - Jan 1962 A Family Affair (1962)
Opened Jan 27, 1962
  • as Tilly Siegal (Replacement)
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Along Fifth Avenue Playbill - Jan 1949 Along Fifth Avenue (1949)
Opened Jan 13, 1949
  • as "Weep No More" Singer (Original)
  • as Girl in "Call It Applefritters" (Original)
  • as "The Best Time of Day" Singer (Original)
  • as First Couple (Original)
  • as "Fifth Avenue" Ensemble (Original)
  • as Mrs. Ashton (Original)
  • as "Vacation in the Store" Performer (Original)
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Show Boat Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 1948 Show Boat (1948)
Opened Sep 7, 1948
  • as Julie (Original)
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Show Boat Playbill - Feb 1946 Show Boat (1946)
Opened Jan 5, 1946
  • as Julie (Original)
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Production Placeholder New Priorities of 1943 (1942)
Opened Sep 15, 1942
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Louisiana Purchase Playbill - June 1940 Louisiana Purchase (1940)
Opened May 28, 1940
  • as Beatrice (Original)
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