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Elvia Allman

Highest Rated: 89% Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Lowest Rated: 84% The Nutty Professor (1963)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1904

Birthplace: Enochville, North Carolina, USA

She was not a great beauty--her credit in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby comic adventure "Road to Signapore" is simply "Homely Girl"--but Elvia Allman carved out an impressive 70-year career in radio, television, and movies sparring with legendary comedians like George Burns, Jack Benny, and Lucille Ball. Fans of Ball's classic sitcom "I Love Lucy" will forever remember Allman as the chocolate factory foreman who puts Lucy and best friend Ethel on that ever-accelerating assembly line in the iconic 1952 episode "Job Switching." Allman also had recurring roles on two classic '60s sitcoms: Elverna Bradshaw, Granny's longtime rival, on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and the meddling Selma Plout on "Petticoat Junction." Before her lengthy career onscreen, Allman--who started her radio career in 1926 at Los Angeles's KHJ--provided the voice for Disney's Clarabelle Cow. She was married three times, including to legendary (and notorious) sports promoter/agent Charles "C.C." Pyle, until his death in 1939.

Highest rated movies

Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Nutty Professor

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 65% The Prince and the Pauper Clarabelle Cow (Voice) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Mrs. Sampson (Character) - 1964
84% 67% The Nutty Professor Edwina Kelp (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 55% The Pleasure of His Company Mrs. Mooney (Character) - 1961
89% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Librarian (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 27% You Can't Run Away From It Ma (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 59% The Noose Hangs High Woman (uncredited) (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 61% In Society Hysterical Widow (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Rhythm Cobrina (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winning Ticket Unknown (Voice) - 1938

TV

Credit
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mrs. Alexander (Guest Star) 1985
56% 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Mrs. Madison (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1965-1970
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Mrs. Luftwaffe (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Mrs. Glimscher (Guest Star) 1963 1965
100% 97% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Henrietta Swanson (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mrs. Forbes (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blondie Cora Dithers (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Minnie's Neighbor with glasses and a hat (Guest Star) 1952 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Aunt Vera (Guest Star) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abbott & Costello Show Stinky's Mother (Guest Star) 1952