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 Arlene Golonka

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Arlene Golonka

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 31 May 2021 (aged 85)
Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 228022955 View Source
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Actress. She was best known to television viewers as both Millie Hutchins on the 1960s CBS sitcoms "The Andy Griffith Show" and Millie Swanson/Summers on "Mayberry R.F.D.." She got her start on the theater scene in her hometown ahead of a move to NYC, where she studied with greats like Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. She got her acting start on Broadway in the 1958's "The Night Circus," and went on to appear in such shows as "Take Me Along," (1959) Neil Simon's debut "Come Blow Your Horn," (1961) and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963) opposite Kirk Douglas. She made her television debut in 1959 on "The United States Steel Hour." Besides "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," she went on to appear in such series as "The Doctors," "That Girl," "Love, American Style," "Barnaby Jones," "Joe & Valerie," "Fantasy Island," "Growing Pains," "Matlock," and "King of Queens." In 1963, she made her "big screen" debut in the film "Love with the Proper Stranger." She went on to appear in such films as "Hang 'Em High," (1968) "Airport '77," (1977) "The In-Laws," (1979) and "My Tutor." (1983) She also did voice work for various animated series throughout her career.

Bio by: Trip Swindell


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Trip Swindell
  • Added: 31 May 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 228022955
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/228022955/arlene-golonka : accessed ), memorial page for Arlene Golonka (23 Jan 1936–31 May 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 228022955, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.