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Billy De Wolfe

Highest Rated:   80% Call Me Madam (1953)
Lowest Rated:   60% Frosty the Snowman (1969)
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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
60% 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 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 Dixie
  • Actor
1943

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