Ellen Hanley

Ellen Hanley

Performer

Ellen Hanley, the musical theatre actress who played the wife of New York City mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia in the show Fiorello!, died of a stroke Feb. 13, 2007, in Norwalk, CT. She was 80. Ms. Hanley played opposite Tom Bosley's LaGuardia in the Sheldon Harnick-Jerry Bock Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which ran for 795 performances beginning in 1959. She sang the songs "Til Tomorrow" and "When Did I Fall in Love" in the show.

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  • Born: May 15, 1926 in Lorain, OH, USA
  • Death: Feb 13, 2007 in Norwalk, CT

Roles (10)

1776 Playbill - March 1969 1776 (1969)
Opened Mar 16, 1969
  • as Abigail Adams (Replacement)
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The Fig Leaves Are Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling (1969)
Opened Jan 2, 1969
  • as Lillian Stone (Standby - Original)
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Fiorello! Playbill - Aug 1960 Fiorello! (1959)
Opened Nov 23, 1959
  • as Thea (Original)
Fiorello - August 1960
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First Impressions Playbill - April 1959 First Impressions (1959)
Opened Mar 19, 1959
  • as Elizabeth Bennett (Replacement)
  • as Charlotte Lucas (Original)
  • as Elizabeth Bennett (Understudy - Original)
First Impressions - April 1959
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Two's Company Playbill - Dec 1952 Two's Company (1952)
Opened Dec 15, 1952
  • as Singer of "Roundabout" (Original)
  • as Singer of "Haunted Hot Spot" (Original)
Two's Company - Dec 1952
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Barefoot Boy With Cheek Playbill - April 1947 Barefoot Boy with Cheek (1947)
Opened Apr 3, 1947
  • as Clothilde Pfefferkorn (Original)
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Annie Get Your Gun Playbill - Aug 1946 Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
Opened May 16, 1946
  • as Mary (Original)
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Awards

Theatre World
1947 Theatre World Award Barefoot Boy with Cheek Winner