Polly Holliday

Polly Holliday

Highest Rated: 93% All the President's Men (1976)

Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Wrong (1996)

Birthday: Jul 2, 1937

Birthplace: Not Available

After eking out a modest living as a piano teacher in Alabama and Florida, Polly Holliday switched to acting, spending ten seasons with the Asolo State Theater in Sarasota. In 1973, Holliday headed for New York, where she was cast in Murray Schisgal's Broadway play All Over Town; her director was Dustin Hoffman. All Over Town led to the tiny but pivotal role as a testy secretary in the Dustin Hoffman-Robert Redford feature All the President's Men (1976)--which, in turn, led to Holliday's being cast as wise-cracking waitress Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry in the TV sitcom Alice (1976-80). Rising to nationwide fame by virtue of her oft-repeated catchphrase "Kiss mah grits!", Holliday earned four Emmy nominations and one Golden Globe Award. In 1980, she was spun off into her own weekly series Flo, which lacked Alice's staying power and was cancelled after a single season. She went on to briefly replace Eileen Brennan on TV's Private Benjamin (1983), and to play Captain Betty in the pilot episode of Stir Crazy (1985). Her film roles of the 1980s included Gremlins (1984), in which she was eminently hissable as Margaret Hamilton clone Mrs. Deagle. Polly Holliday's more recent work has largely been confined to the Broadway stage; in 1989, she received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Sister Woman in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Highest Rated Movies



79% Fair Game Diane Plame $9.6M 2010
29% The Heartbreak Kid Actor $36.8M 2007
31% Stick It Judge Westreich $26.9M 2006
No Score Yet Shady Hill Kidnapping Actor 2003
86% The Parent Trap Marva Kulp Sr. 1998
7% Mr. Wrong Mrs. Alston 1996
72% Mrs. Doubtfire Gloria 1993
42% Moon over Parador Midge 1988
No Score Yet Konrad Bertie 1985
No Score Yet Lots of Luck Lucille 1985
85% Gremlins Mrs. Deagle 1984
No Score Yet The One and Only Mrs. Crawford 1978
No Score Yet Bernice Bobs Her Hair Actor 1976
73% The Front Actor 1976
93% All the President's Men Secretary 1976
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Grace 1975


No Score Yet Home Improvement
Jill's Mother 1999
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Mrs. Rath 1996
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
Guest 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Mrs. Wooster 1982
25% The Client


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