Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dody Goodman dies at age 93

Dody Goodman, the delightfully daffy comedian known for her television appearances on Jack Paar's late-night talk show and as the mother on the soap-opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," has died at 93. She's probably best known for her role as Blanche in Grease.

Goodman died Sunday at Englewood N.J. Hospital and Medical Center. The actress had been ill for some time.

Alvin & the Chipmunks - Miss Miller - Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet the Wolf Man (2000)
Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) - Miss Beatrice Miller (1986-1990)
Texas - Mavis Cobb (1982)
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979) - Ruby Bell
Forever Fernwood (1977) - Martha Shumway
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) - Martha Shumway
One Life to Live (1968) - Molly McDermott
The Jack Paar Tonight Show - Regular Performer (1957-1958)
Grease 2 (1982) - Blanche
The Chipmunk Adventure (1987) - Rebecca Miller (voice)
Private Resort (1985) - Mrs. Rawlings
Splash (1984) - Allen Bauer's secretary, Mrs. Stimler
Grease (1978) - Blanche
Search for Tomorrow - Althea Franklin (1968)


  1. awww, she was so good as the ditzy secretary--hit by lightning or not.

  2. Remember - if you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter!

  3. I, too, loved her as Blanche. She was a true comedienne. Not many are left.