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Penny Singleton (Mariana Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Her father was Irish Philadelphian newspaperman, Benny McNulty. He was related to Jim Farley Roosevelt's campaign managers and later Postmaster General. As a child, she sang songs at a silent movie theater. After the sixth grade she joined a touring vaudeville act called "The Kiddie Kabaret." Billed as Penny McNulty, she sang and danced with Milton Berle and Gene Raymond. Her first speaking part was in a Jack Benny Broadway show "Great Temptations".

Moving to Hollywood, she took a new name after marrying dentist Lawrence Singleton. Her first name derived from having saved large amounts of penny coins. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Frances Glesk

The Mad Miss Manton 1938

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Character: Belinda Pendergast

Go West, Young Lady 1941

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Character: Blondie Bumstead, aka Blondie Smith

Blondie Goes to College 1942

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Character: Peg Martin

Young Widow 1946

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Character: Mrs. Claypoole

The Best Man 1964

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Character: Miss Violet Sims

Vogues of 1938 1937

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Character: Actress 'leave It to Blondie'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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