Allyn Ann McLerie, "Where's Charley?" Actress, Dies At Age 91

Updated On 29 May, 2018 Published On

Allyn Ann McLerie, the actress and dancer best known for her appearance in the Broadway and big-screen versions of "Where's Charley?", has died at the age of 91.

According to the late actress' daughter Iya Falcone Brown, her mother died on May 21 in North Bend, Washington.

Of her mother's death, Iya wrote on a Facebook post,

Today my beautiful sweet Mom, Allyn Ann McLerie Gaynes, joined my Dad to continue their journey exploring the universe. She, as he, will be missed and always loved. Reunited with my brother, Matthew, we wish these marry wanderers well on their new adventures together.

Ally had also played a freaked-out contestant in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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As for television aperances, Ally portrayed Blair Brown's mother on NBC-Lifetime series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd that ran from 1987 to 1991. She also played the secretary of actor Tony Randall on ABC-CBS sitcom The Tony Randall Show that ran from 1976 to 1978.

Ally also appeared as the wife of Gordon Jump's character Arthur Carlson on the CBS comedy WKRP in Cincinnati, created by Hugh Wilson.

Ally also had recurring roles on Broadway in the 1940s in Miss Liberty and On the Town under the direction of choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

Allyn was married for twice. Her first husband, Adolph Green, was a legendary playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter. They had got a divorce in 1953.

She later married to actor George Gaynes and with him, she was married 62 years until his death in February 2016 at the age of 98.