Dolores Gray

Gray Dolores (7.06.1924 (Chicago, IL) - 26.06.2002 (New York City) - Actress, singer.

After getting her start on radio, this powerful, statuesque singer made her Broadway debut in Cole Porter"s Seven Lively Arts (1944). After appearing in the short-lived Are You With It (1945), she starred as Annie Oakley in the London production of Annie Get Your Gun (1947). Gray returned to New York to co-star with Bert Lahr in Two On the Aisle (1951), where she introduced "If You Hadn"t, But You Did." She starred as Cornelia in Carnival in Flanders (1953), introducing "Here"s That Rainy Day." Despite the show"s brief run she received the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.

MGM cast Gray in It"s Always Fair Weather (1955), where she wowed audiences with her rendition of "Thanks Alot, But No Thanks." She played the voluptuous Lalume in the screen version of Kismet (1955), and was the bitchy Sylvia in The Opposite Sex (1956), MGM"s musical version of The Women. Gray co-starred with Andy Griffith in the Broadway musical version of Destry Rides Again (1959) -- at one performance, she kept singing while a burning curtain was extinguished in full view of the audience. She worked on television and in nightclubs throughout the 1960s. She played Lorraine Sheldon in the ill-fated Broadway musical Sherry (1967), and replaced Angela Lansbury in the London production of Gypsy (1973). Gray played Dorothy Brock in the US tour of 42nd Street, and eventually took over the role on Broadway. As the unflappable Carlotta Campion, she sang "I"m Still Here" in the London production of Follies (1987).

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Gray, Dolores - Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1966 (DVD-NTSC)

Gray, Dolores - Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1966 (DVD-NTSC)

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