Dody Goodman

Dody Goodman

Performer

Dody Goodman, whose ditzy comic persona was well known to patrons of theatre, film and television from the 1950s on, died June 22, 2008, at the Actors Fund Home in New Jersey, a spokesperson for the Fund confirmed. Her age was thought to be 92 by many accounts, though the subject of her birthdate was something she was known to falsify throughout her career. Her agent said she was 94. She first struck out in show business as a dancer, hoofing it through a series of 1940s Broadway musicals including Viva O'Brien, Something for the Boys, One Touch of Venus, Laffing Room Only and Miss Liberty (all as Dolores Goodman). The 1950s brought her Call Me Madam, Wonderful Town and My Darlin' Aida.. In 1955, she made a splash in Off Broadway's Shoestring Revue with the novelty song called "Someone's Been Sending Me Flowers" by Sheldon Harnick and David Baker.

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  • Also known as: Dolores Goodman
  • Born: Oct 28, 1915 in Columbus, OH, USA
  • Death: Jun 22, 2008 in New Jersey

Roles (19)

Grease Playbill - Opening Night Grease (1994)
Opened May 11, 1994
  • as Miss Lynch (Replacement)
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Lorelei Playbill - Jan 1974 Lorelei (1974)
Opened Jan 27, 1974
  • as Mrs. Ella Spofford (Original)
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The Front Page Playbill - May 1969 The Front Page (1969)
Opened May 10, 1969
  • as Jennie (Replacement)
  • as Jennie (Replacement)
  • as Mrs. Grant (Understudy - Replacement)
  • as Mollie Malloy (Understudy - Replacement)
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  • Arrived on Feb 19, 1970
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My Daughter, Your Son Playbill - May 1969 My Daughter, Your Son (1969)
Opened May 14, 1969
  • as Sally Ellis (Original)
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A Rainy Day in Newark Playbill - Oct 1963 A Rainy Day in Newark (1963)
Opened Oct 22, 1963
  • as Elizabeth Lamb (Original)
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Wonderful Town Playbill - Aug 1953 Wonderful Town (1953)
Opened Feb 25, 1953
  • as Violet (Original)
  • as Greenwich Villager (Original)
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My Darlin' Aida Playbill - Oct 1952 My Darlin' Aida (1952)
Opened Oct 27, 1952
  • as Dancer (Original)
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Call Me Madam Playbill - June 1951 Call Me Madam (1950)
Opened Oct 12, 1950
  • as Dancer (Replacement)
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Miss Liberty Playbill - Oct 1949 Miss Liberty (1949)
Opened Jul 15, 1949
  • as Dancer (Original)
  • as The Sailor's Girl (Original)
  • as Reception Delegate (Original)
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Laffing Room Only Playbill - Jan 1945 Laffing Room Only (1944)
Opened Dec 23, 1944
  • as "Hooray for Anywhere" Dancer (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Ah, Wilderness Nominee