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Allyn McLerie


B: December 1, 1926 in Grand-Mère, Québec
D: May 21, 2018 in North Bend, Washington

Allyn Ann McLerie was born in Grand-Mère, Québec and became a child performer in New York before she made her way to Broadway, costarring on stage when she was 21 with the legendary Ray Bolger in the play Where’s Charley? They reprised their roles when the play was turned into a movie released in 1952. She also had roles in the 1969 dance-marathon movie They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and on television comedies like The Tony Randall Show, where she played the character of Miss Reubner, the caustically hilarious assistant to Mr. Randall’s Judge Franklin. She played Florence Bickford in 59 episodes of The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. In all she collected almost 80 credits for her work on the big screen and television. Allyn McLerie died due to Alzheimer’s disease.

The film 40 Pounds of Trouble was directed by Norman Jewison.