Carole Shelley

Carole Shelley

Highest Rated: 100% The Odd Couple (1968)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Super (1991)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

An actress since childhood, London native Carole Shelley made her professional bow as Little Nell in a 1950 dramatization of Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop. While attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Shelley supported herself as a milliner. She made her London debut in the 1955 production Simon and Laura, and one year later entered films. In 1965, she made her first Broadway appearance as Gwendolen Pigeon, one of the "coo-coo" Pigeon sisters, in the Neil Simon comedy hit The Odd Couple. She recreated this role for the 1968 film version of Odd Couple, and for the subsequent TV series, which premiered in 1970. Carole and her stage sister Monica "Cecily Pigeon" Evans were reteamed, after a fashion, as voiceover artists in the 1973 Disney animated feature Robin Hood (Evans played Maid Marian, while Shelley was heard as Marian's guardian Lady Kluck). Continuing to pursue her stage career, Shelley won a 1979 Tony award for her performance as Madge Kendal in The Elephant Man. On British television, Shelley was virtually a regular in the popular Brian Rix farces of the 1970s. Carole Shelley's film appearances of the 1990s have included such choice character roles as Mrs. Hookstratten in The Road to Wellville (1994) and Charles Van Doren's (Ralph Fiennes) aunt in Quiz Show (1994).

Highest Rated Movies



25% Bewitched Aunt Clara $62.3M 2005
19% Jungle 2 Jungle Fiona 1997
41% The Road to Wellville Mrs. Hookstratten 1994
96% Quiz Show Cornwall Aunt 1994
No Score Yet Devlin Charlotte Brennan 1992
0% The Super Irene Kritski 1991
No Score Yet Little Noises Aunt Shirley 1991
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys Henrietta Phelps 1986
54% Robin Hood Lady Kluck 1973
66% The Aristocats Amelia 1970
No Score Yet Some Kind of a Nut Rita 1969
86% The Boston Strangler Dana Banks 1968
100% The Odd Couple Gwendolyn 1968
No Score Yet Carry On Cabby Dumb Girl 1963
No Score Yet Carry On Regardless Mrs. Delling 1961
No Score Yet No My Darling Daughter Typist 1961


94% Frasier
Guest 1998
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Barbara 1988


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