Allyn Ann McLerie

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Allyn Ann McLerie (born December 1, 1926, Grand-Mère, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-reared actress, singer and dancer who worked with most of Golden Age musical theatre's major choreographers, including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, and Jerome Robbins. McLerie made her Broadway debut as a teenager in Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus. She went on to replace Sono Osato as Ivy in On the Town, then created the role of Amy Spettigue in the 1948 Broadway production of Where's Charley? (Theatre World Award). Her other Broadway credits include Miss Liberty, the drama Time Limit, Redhead (understudying Gwen Verdon), and West Side Story. McLerie also danced as a guest soloist with American Ballet Theatre during its 1950-51 European and South American tour. McLerie's best-known film appearances are as Amy in Where's Charley? (1952), Katie Brown in Calamity Jane (1953), Shirley in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and as The Crazy Woman in Jeremiah Johnson (1972). Other film work includes Words and Music (1948) and The Desert Song (1952).
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