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Billie Allen (I) (1925–2015)

Billie Allen attended Hampton Institute, now Hampton University then came to New York to study dance and acting. "On the Town" was her first Broadway musical with many others to follow. She studied acting and directing with Lee Strasburg, Lloyd Richards and Howard Clerman. Some of her Broadway credits include: Raisin in the Sun, Blues for Mr ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1955-1959)
Losing Ground Mother
(1982)
The Wiz Aunt Em's Party
(1978)
Winter Kills Receptionist
(1979)

Filmography

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 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
Evelyn
 1994 The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie)
Ida Rawlins
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge West
- Out of Control (1991) ... Judge West
 1982 Losing Ground
Mother
 1979 Winter Kills
Receptionist
 1978 The Wiz
Aunt Em's Party
 1965 A Flame in the Wind (TV Series)
Ellie
- Episode #1.101 (1965) ... Ellie
 1963-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Lois Harley / Wilma
- The Patient Nurse (1965) ... Lois Harley
- Rally Round My Comrades (1963) ... Wilma
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Harriet
- Something to Sing About (1964) ... Harriet
 1964 Black Like Me
Vertell
 1961-1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderson / Mrs. Dave Anderson
- The Courtship of Sylvia Schnauser (1962) ... Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
- Christmas at the 53rd (1961) ... Mrs. Dave Anderson (uncredited)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Cora Adams
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... Cora Adams
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Nurse Charniss
- Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Nurse Charniss
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ruthir
- Seven Times Monday (1960) ... Ruthir
 1955-1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
WAC Billie
- The Weekend Colonel (1959) ... WAC Billie
- The Bilko Boycott (1959) ... WAC Billie
- Bilko the Butler (1959) ... WAC Billie
- Papa Bilko (1958) ... WAC Billie (uncredited)
- Bilko's School Days (1958) ... WAC Billie (uncredited)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Ada Chandler #1 (1973-1975)
 1949 Souls of Sin
Etta Mason
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the character "Virginia" in the original Broadway cast of the Jackie Mason & Mike Morton comedy "A Teaspoon Every Four Hours". She appeared opposite Jackie Mason, Marilyn Cooper, Lee Meredith, and others. The show was directed by Jeremy Stevens with incidental music by Joe Raposo. Unfortunately, this show opened and ... See more »
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Trivia:

She has two adult children from a previous marriage: Duane H. Grant, Jr. and Carolyn J. Grant. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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