Arlene Golonka

Arlene Golonka

Highest Rated: 92% Hang 'Em High (1968)

Lowest Rated: 25% A Family Affair (2001)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1936

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Arlene Golonka was named after Arline Judge, a beautiful B-movie actress known more for her rocky love affairs than her sterling acting talents. Golonka pursued acting herself, performing in local theater at the age of 11. She went pro while still a teen, performing in summer stock while studying at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. At 19, she moved to New York City to pursue Broadway and film. There she studied under three icons of acting technique: Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagen. By 1958, she was appearing in noteworthy theater productions in the tri-state area; the following year she made her television debut on the live drama series "The United States Steel Hour." She began snagging roles playing ditsy or eccentric blonde bombshells, and moved to Los Angeles in the '60s, to better pursue film and television. By 1963, she'd landed her first role, in the Natalie Wood-Steve McQueen romance "Love with the Proper Stranger." While she occasionally garnered film roles, she was developing a strong reputation as a television character actor appearing on a number of popular programs including: the spy comedy "Get Smart," the classic sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore," and the family comedy "Mayberry R.F.D.." In the '00s,Golonka took few roles, easing into retirement after accruing over 100 film and television credits in four and a half decades in the business. Arlene Golonka died on May 31, 2021 in West Hollywood, CA at the age of 85.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 44% A Family Affair Unknown (Character) $41.5K 2001
No Score Yet 56% Leather Jacket Love Story Mom (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Haunted Jackie Westmore (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gumshoe Kid Gracie Sherman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trained to Kill Martha Cooper (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 29% Dr. Alien Mom (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Foxtrap Emily (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 36% My Tutor Mrs. Chrystal (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 100% Longshot Evelyn Gripp (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 24% The Last Married Couple in America Sally Cooper (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 12% Separate Ways Annie Donahue (Character) - 1980
88% 83% The In-Laws Jean Ricardo (Character) - 1979
33% 32% Airport '77 Mrs. Jane Stern (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impersonation Murder Case Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Night Caller Charlotte (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elevator Wendy Thompson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Linda (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bait Liz Fowler (Character) - 1972
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Jennifer (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body Bobbi Brody (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 63% Penelope Honeysuckle Rose (Character) - 1966
80% 87% Love With the Proper Stranger Marge (uncredited) (Character) - 1963

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fudge Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1991
14% No Score Yet Drexell's Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Edna (Guest Star) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Sheila Martin (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Jeannie Rosenthal (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Rhoda (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Carolee English (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Alice (Guest Star) 1974 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Melissa 'BJ' Franklin (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Nurse Edwina 'Eddie' Ferguson (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayberry R.F.D. Millie Swanson (Character) 1968-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Millie Hutchins (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

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