Helon Blount

Helon Blount

Performer

Helon Blount Kaldenberg, a Broadway actress who appeared in The Most Happy Fella, Woman of the Year and Follies, died March 7, 2005, after a long illness. She was 76. The Texas native appeared professionally as Helon Blount, and got to sing the Broadway Lone Star anthem "Big D" (about Dallas) in the original production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella. She was an understudy for the role of Cleo, who belted the song. She would take over the role from Susan Johnson during the Broadway run. Some 40 years later, Ms. Blount returned to Loesser's work, playing Granny Briggs is a revised version of Greenwillow, in 1997 in Sarasota, FL.

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Roles (16)

Woman of the Year Playbill - June 1981 Woman of the Year (1981)
Opened Mar 29, 1981
  • as Cleaning Woman (Original)
  • as Ensemble (Original)
  • as Chairperson (Original)
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Musical Chairs Playbill - May 1980 Musical Chairs (1980)
Opened May 14, 1980
  • as Roberta (Replacement)
  • Arrived on May 20, 1980
Very Good Eddie Playbill - Dec 1975 Very Good Eddie (1975)
Opened Dec 21, 1975
  • as Mme. Matroppo (Understudy - Original)
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Follies Playbill - May 1971 Follies (1971)
Opened Apr 4, 1971
  • as Dee Dee West (Original)
  • as Stella Deems (Understudy - Original)
  • as Hattie Walker (Understudy - Original)
  • as Christine Crane (Understudy - Original)
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The Fig Leaves Are Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling (1969)
Opened Jan 2, 1969
  • as Mother-in-Law (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 Mrs. Victoria Haslam (Original)
  • as Singer (Original)
  • as Mrs. McIlhenny (Understudy - Original)
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The Most Happy Fella Playbill - July 1956 The Most Happy Fella (1956)
Opened May 3, 1956
  • as Neighbor (Original)
  • as All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors (Original)
  • as Cleo (Understudy - Original)
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