Sheree North

Sheree North

  • Highest Rated: 100% Madigan (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 36% Telefon (1977)
  • Birthday: Jan 17, 1932
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born Dawn Bethel, North began dancing professionally at age 10 and, during her teens, modeled and danced in clubs and for film loops; meanwhile, she got married at 15 and soon had a child. She got bit roles in a couple of films, and in 1953 gained Hollywood's attention with a wild dance performance in the Broadway musical Hazel Flagg. North reprised her role in the play's screen version, Living It Up (1954), with Martin and Lewis. Soon thereafter she was signed to a film contract by Fox, which tried to make her into a '50s-style platinum blond "sexpot" and potential replacement for Marilyn Monroe; the studio mounted a big publicity campaign and starred her in several light productions. She proved herself to be a skilled comedian and dancer and a reasonably good actress. However, within a few years other actresses usurped her "dumb blond" roles, and after 1958 she disappeared from the screen for almost a decade. She went on to perform in stock, on the road, and on TV. Gradually, she developed a reputation as a serious actress, an unprecedented transformation of performing personas for an actress of her generation. In the late '60s she began appearing regularly in films in character roles, and she sustained a busy screen and TV career through the '90s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Susan's Plan Mrs. Byers 2000
No Score Yet Defenseless Mrs. Bodeck 1991
No Score Yet Dead on the Money Actor 1991
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup Mrs. Hughes 1989
46% Maniac Cop Sally 1988
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection Actor 1985
No Score Yet Legs Actor 1983
No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story Gladys Baker 1980
No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper Actor 1979
No Score Yet Rabbit Test Mystery Lady 1978
No Score Yet An American Hero Carrie Todd 1978
36% Telefon Marie Wills 1977
90% The Shootist Serepta 1976
No Score Yet Most Wanted Actor 1976
40% Breakout Myrna 1975
No Score Yet The Outfit Buck's Wife 1974
89% Charley Varrick Jewell Everett 1973
No Score Yet Snatched Kim Sutter 1972
40% The Organization Mrs Morgan 1971
71% Lawman Laura 1971
No Score Yet The Trouble with Girls Nita 1969
No Score Yet The Gypsy Moths Waitress 1969
100% Madigan Jonesy 1968
No Score Yet Destination Inner Space Dr. Rene Peron 1966
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Eadie West 1958
No Score Yet In Love and War Lorraine 1958
No Score Yet No Down Payment Isabelle Flagg 1957
No Score Yet The Lieutenant Wore Skirts Katy Whitcomb 1956
No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Kitty Kane 1956
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Curly Flagg 1955
No Score Yet Living It Up Jitterbug Dancer 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Chorus Girl 1953
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile) Club Member 1951

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Babs Kramer Babs
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest Virginia
  • 1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Norma Lewis
  • 1987
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Alice Jenkins
  • 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Tilly
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Blanche Rafferty
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Charlene
  • 1977
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Michele Giancana
  • 1974
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Noreen
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Donna
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Marianne Willy
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Avis
  • 1963

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