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Dody Goodman

Highest Rated:   92% Splash (1984)
Lowest Rated:   8% Cool as Ice (1991)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
8% Cool as Ice
  • Mae McCallister
1991
No Score Yet Splash, Too
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Chipmunk Adventure
  • Miss Rebecca Miller
1987
17% Private Resort
  • Amanda Rawlings
1985
92% Splash
  • Mrs. Stimler
1984
75% Max Dugan Returns
  • Mrs. Litke
1983
32% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Aunt Sophia
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978

Quotes from Dody Goodman's Characters