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Vivian Blaine (Vivian Stapleton)

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls (1955). She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in which she complains about having a bad cold because of her long engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit. Ms. Blaine also originated roles on Broadway in "Say Darling" and "Enter Laughing." She also starred on Broadway in "Hatful of Rain," "Company," and, briefly, in "Zorba. Read more...

Actor

Character: Susan Cowan

Jitterbugs 1943

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Character: Bonnie Watson

Greenwich Village 1944

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Character: Blossom Hart

Something for the Boys 1944

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Character: Mary Elizabeth 'Doll Face' Carroll

Doll Face 1945

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Character: Sally Templeton

Nob Hill 1945

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Character: Liz Charters

Three Little Girls in Blue 1946

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Character: Una Yancy

Skirts Ahoy! 1952

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Character: Vivian Blaine

Main Street to Broadway 1953

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Character: Betty McCullough

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976

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Character: Courtney Floyd

The Dark 1979

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Character: Lenora

Vega$ 1978

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