Billy De Wolfe

Billy De Wolfe

  • Highest Rated: 80% Call Me Madam (1953)
  • Lowest Rated: 73% Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  • Birthday: Feb 18, 1907
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Toothy comic actor Billy DeWolfe entered vaudeville as a musical comedy performer in his teens. He gained fame in several nightclub and Broadway revues of the late 1930s and early 1940s, in which he generally portrayed an overemphatic effeminate character. His best-known routine was "Mrs. Murgatroyd," wherein the mustachioed DeWolfe, decked out in a flowery hat and steel-rimmed specs, impersonated a middle-aged lady "doing lunch" after a shopping spree. He repeated this bit in 1946's Blue Skies, one of several Paramount releases to benefit from DeWolfe's presence between 1943 and 1950. DeWolfe's campy deportment struck a responsive chord with TV audiences in the 1960s and 1970s; he made dozens of appearances on Johnny Carson's late-night talkfest, invariably bringing down the house with his lisping catchphrase "Busy, busy, bizz-zzeee!" Billy DeWolfe was also a regular on three TV sitcoms of that era: That Girl (as Marlo Thomas' acting coach), Good Morning World and The Queen and I.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Call Me Madam Actor 1986
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete Maxwell 1973
73% Frosty the Snowman Prof. Hinkle 1969
No Score Yet Billie Mayor Davis 1965
80% Call Me Madam Pemberton Maxwell 1953
No Score Yet Dear Brat Albert 1951
No Score Yet Lullaby of Broadway `Lefty' Mack 1951
No Score Yet Tea for Two Larry Blair 1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife Albert Kummer 1949
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Horace Frazier 1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl Himself 1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Timmy Timmons 1947
No Score Yet Dear Ruth Albert Kummer 1947
80% Blue Skies Tony 1946
No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Roland du Frere 1946
No Score Yet Dixie Actor 1943

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Rex
  • 1965

QUOTES FROM Billy De Wolfe CHARACTERS

The Magician
I must get that hat back! Think nasty, think nasty, think nasty! [cackles]