Dody Goodman

Highest Rated: 90% Splash (1984)
Lowest Rated: 7% Cool as Ice (1991)
Birthday: Oct 28, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
American actress/dancer Dody Goodman gained a measure of newspaper column space for her dancing solos in such '40s Broadway musicals as High Button Shoes and Wonderful Town. Adopting the guise of a fey airhead, Goodman was good for a few off-the-wall quotes whenever she submitted to an interview. She came to the attention of nighttime talkshow host Jack Paar, who after becoming enchanted by Goodman's ditzy persona and seemingly spontaneous malaprops, invited the lady to become a semi-regular on The Tonight Show. As Goodman's fame grew, she became difficult to handle on the show, and Paar wasn't happy with her upstaging habits. Commenting on another guest one evening, Paar quipped "Give them enough rope." "And they'll skip!" ad-libbed Goodman brightly. Dropped summarily by Paar in 1958, Goodman spent the next decade showing up on other talk programs, game shows and summer stock as a "professional celebrity." Goodman staged a comeback in 1976 as Louise Lasser's mother on the TV soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. After this, Dody Goodman's career gained momentum with regular appearances on TV's Diff'rent Strokes, movie roles (Grease [1978]) and cartoon voiceover work (The Chipmunk's Adventure [1987]). She died in 2008 at the age of 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Frozen Assets Actor 2002
No Score Yet Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Grandma 1995
No Score Yet Frozen Assets Mrs. Patterson 1992
7% Cool as Ice Mae McCallister 1991
No Score Yet Splash, Too Actor 1988
75% Chipmunk Adventure Miss Rebecca Miller 1987
17% Private Resort Amanda Rawlings 1985
90% Splash Mrs. Stimler 1984
75% Max Dugan Returns Mrs. Litke 1983
38% Grease 2 Blanche 1982
No Score Yet Clue According to Sherlock Holmes Actor 1980
75% Grease Blanche 1978
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Fanny Eubank 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Aunt Sophia
  • 2018
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Alvin and the Chipmunks
1990
Voice
  • 2014
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Beverly Overwise
  • 1987
No Score Yet Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
1976-1977
Martha Shumway
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Punky Brewster
1984-1988
Mrs. Morton

QUOTES FROM Dody Goodman CHARACTERS