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Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900April 10, 1991) was an American actress. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Born to a Jewish family in Red Bank, New Jersey, Schafer began her career as an actress on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles in 1941 to work in films. She played several supporting roles during the 1940s (such as a "Mrs. Howell"-like wife of a German officer in the 1942 film Reunion in France) and 1950s, and also appeared most notably in The Snake Pit (1948) and Anastasia (1956) while returning to New York City to live and work between film roles. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Map of Red Bank in Monmouth County The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The Snake Pit is a 1948 film which tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum, and cant remember how she got there. ... Anastasia is a 1956 film which tells the true story of a young, confused woman in France after the Russian Revolution who, backed by the Russian emigre community, attempts to pass herself off as Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Schafer appeared on Broadway in seventeen plays between 1928 and 1959, almost always playing supporting roles. Almost all of her Broadway appearances were in short-run plays with the exceptions of Lady in the Dark (1941–42), The Doughgirls (1942–44), and Romanoff and Juliet (1957-58). She also appeared in stock and regional productions of plays. Lady in the Dark was a Broadway musical written by Kurt Weill (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics), and Moss Hart (book and direction). ...


Schafer was married to oft-married actor Louis Calhern from 1934 to 1942, but they had no children. During much of the 1940s and 1950s, she was romantically linked to George S. Kaufmann. Calhern in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Louis Calhern (born February 19, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York; died May 12, 1956 in Japan) was an American actor. ... George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, and drama critic most noted for his many collaborations with other writers. ...


Schafer was legendarily discreet about her age, never even telling Calhern, even when he quizzed her on his deathbed. 1912 was generally given as her birth year for many years, which few believed, yet her actual year of birth (which was not discerned until after her death) of 1900, shocked even her intimate friends.


Schafer is best known for the television series Gilligan's Island from 1964 until 1967, playing the role of millionaire's wife "Lovey Howell", and she reprised her role in the made-for-TV Gilligan's Island movies that were made after the show's demise, along with the animated spinoff Gilligan's Planet in 1982. Originally written as a humorless grande dame, Schafer worked with the writers to create a character not unlike the scatterbrain roles played in 1930s films by Mary Boland and Billie Burke. Schafer specifically suggested that the writers read the George S. Kaufmann-Marc Connelly play Dulcy for its dizzy title character. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... For the NES video game, see Gilligans Island (video game). ... Eunice Lovey Wentworth Howell was a fictional character in the 1960s television show Gilligans Island. ... Gilligans Planet was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by the Filmation animation studio which aired during the 1982-1983 season on CBS. It was the second animated spin-off of the classic television program Gilligans Island (the first being 1974s The New Adventures of Gilligan). ... Mary Boland (January 28, 1880 - June 23, 1965) was an American stage and film actress. ... Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke (born August 7, 1884 in Washington D.C.; died May 14, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) was an actress primarily known to modern audiences for her role as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in the musical The Wizard of Oz. ... Marc Connelly photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Marcus Cook Connelly (December 13, 1890 - December 21, 1980) was a member of the Algonquin roundtable and composed several musicals with playwright George S. Kaufman: 1921 Dulcy 1922 Merton of the Movies 1925 Beggar on Horseback Categories: 1890 births | 1980 deaths ...


She continued acting until her late-80s and was a guest star on many TV series, including I Love Lucy in the 1950s. Her most notable film appearance in later life was in The Day of the Locust (1975). I Love Lucy, a CBS television sitcom that aired in the 1950s, was the most popular American sitcom of its generation and is still considered by viewers and experts alike to be one of the greatest television series of all time. ... The Day of the Locust is a 1975 film based on the 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals whose dreams of success have effectively failed. ...


In real life, she was far removed from the dizzy "Lovey Howell" she had played. Her astute investments, particularly in real estate, made her a multimillionaire. Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


Differing sources state that most of this fortune was bequeathed to either her Gilligan's Island co-star, Dawn Wells, or to care of her dogs. Wells has not commented. For the NES video game, see Gilligans Island (video game). ... Dawn Wells Dawn Wells (born October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada) is an actress, best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligans Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967. ...


Natalie Schafer died of cancer at home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90. It has been suggested that Cancerous tumor be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ...


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Natalie Schafer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Schafer was legendarily discreet about her age, never even telling Calhern, even when he quizzed her on his deathbed.
Schafer is best known for the television series Gilligan's Island from 1964 until 1967 playing the role of millionaire's wife "Lovey Howell", and reprised her role in the made-for-TV Gilligan's Island movies that were made after the show's demise.
Natalie Schafer died of cancer at home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 90.
Natalie Schafer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 - April 10, 1991) was an American actress.
Born to a Jewish family in Red Bank, New Jersey, Schafer began her career as an actress on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles in 1941 to work in films.
Schafer was married to actor Louis Calhern for many years, later she had a long-term relationship with the playwright George S. Kaufman.
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