Polly Holliday

Polly Holliday

Highest Rated: 86% The Parent Trap (1998)

Lowest Rated: 6% Mr. Wrong (1996)

Birthday: Jul 2, 1937

Birthplace: Jasper, Alabama, USA

Actress Polly Holliday played one of the brassiest characters on network television in the 1970s - the sassy, fearless hash house waitress Flo on "Alice" (CBS, 1975-1985). The larger-than-life character was the first of many formidable women Holliday would play over the course of her four-decade career, though none would attain the pop culture icon status of Flo, thanks to her room-clearing catch phrase of "Kiss my grits!" For her scene-stealing role, the Alabama-born actress earned several major awards and nominations. Holliday escaped Flo's orbit by segueing into character roles in films and on stage, but the Mel's Diner waitress remained her most memorable character, earning her a spot in the small screen circle of eternal fame.

Highest rated movies

The Parent Trap
Gremlins
Mrs. Doubtfire
The One and Only
Moon Over Parador
Mr. Wrong

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Must Be Love Mama Bell (Character) - 2004
86% 70% The Parent Trap Marva Kulp, Sr. (Character) $66.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Loss of Innocence Christina Eriksen (Character) - 1996
6% 26% Mr. Wrong Mrs. Alston (Character) $12.8M 1996
72% 77% Mrs. Doubtfire Gloria (Character) $219.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story Ruth (Character) - 1991
42% 46% Moon Over Parador Midge (Character) $10.1M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Konrad Berti Bartolotti (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lots of Luck Lucille (Character) - 1985
86% 78% Gremlins Mrs. Ruby Deagle (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Aunt Minerva (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Children: A Mother's Story Mary Gertrude (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Aunt Hannah (Character) - 1981
60% 53% The One and Only Mrs. Crawford (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silence Mrs. Watson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 29% W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Mrs. Cozzens (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Catamount Killing Miss Pearson (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 73% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1993-1994 1997 1999
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
25% No Score Yet The Client Momma Love (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Lily Lindstrom (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 65% Alice Florence Jean Castleberry (Character) 1976-1980 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Florence Jean Flo Castleberry (Character) 1980-1981