Muriel Landers

Highest Rated: 92% Pillow Talk (1959)
Birthday: Oct 27, 1921
Birthplace: Not Available
Comedienne/singer Muriel Landers had a 20 year career in television and movies, the most memorable aspects of which were built around the mixture of her plump physique, sexy voice, and seemingly boundless energy. Born in Chicago in 1921, she made her small-screen performing debut in 1950, surprisingly -- given her subsequent established flair for comedy -- in a pair of dramas on the anthology series The Clock and Lux Video Theater. In the years immediately following, she would exploit her gifts for humor working on the big screen with the Three Stooges (#"Sweet And Hot") and on series such as Make Room For Daddy and The Jack Benny Program, as well as one Bob Hope special. Her girth was, of course, a frequent source of humor surrounding her performances -- she could have been the Totie Fields or the Wendie Jo Sperber of her era -- but Landers carried it well, and could look extremely attractive, and also had a sultry singing voice that she used on occasion to great effect. Jules White, the producer/director in charge of Columbia Pictures' B-movie unit, even proposed a new line of short subjects built around Landers, to be called "Girlie Whirls," but ended the project after a single such effort and, instead, put her to work alongside the Three Stooges. Landers continued performing until the start of the 1970s, when ill-health, caused by hyper-tension, forced her retirement. She passed away in 1977 age 55.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
32% Doctor Dolittle Mrs. blossom 1967
No Score Yet Moon Pilot Fat Lady 1962
92% Pillow Talk `Moose' Fat Girl 1959
No Score Yet Pony Soldier Poks-Ki 1952
29% Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla Salome 1952

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Nurse Gerda Frieda
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Essiebelle
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Marge Moore
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1958

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