Jillian, Ann 1950– (Ann Jilliann)

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JILLIAN, Ann 1950
(Ann Jilliann)


Original name, Ann Jura Nauseda; born January 29, 1950, in Cambridge, MA; daughter of Joseph (a pilot) and Margaret Nauseda; married Andrew L. Murcia (a police sergeant and personal manager); children: Andrew Joseph Nauseda H. Murcia IV. Education: Pierce Junior College, A.A.; trained for the musical theatre with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and studied with Len Bledso and Paul Gleason. Religion: Catholic.

Addresses: Agent Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and singer. Appeared in numerous concert appearances; appeared in television commercials for NBC and Slim Fast weigh loss products, 199495; worked as motivational speaker, 1991; before and between acting jobs, worked as a saleslady, answeringservice employee, and cocktail waitress. American Cancer Society, lifetime board member; St. Jude's Children's hospital, lifetime board member; St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels, volunteer performer; volunteers for other benefits.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Dramalogue Award, 1979, for Sugar Babies; Emmy Award nomination, best actress in a limited series or special, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV, and Bronze Halo Award, 1982, all for Mae West; Former Child Star Award, Young Artist Awards, 1984; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or special, 1985, for Ellis Island; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special, 1988, and Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV, 1989, both for The Ann Jillian Story; named One of America's Most Admired Women, Good Housekeeping, 1990; San Francisco Cabaret Golden Award; Award of Courage, American Cancer Society.


Television Appearances; Series:

Millie Ballard, Hazel, CBS, 19651966.

Voice of Gail, Sealab 2020 (animated), NBC, 1972.

Voice, The New ScoobyDoo Movies (animated; also known as ScoobyDoo Meets the Harlem Globe-trotters and ScoobyDoo's New Comedy Movies ), 1972.

Cassie Cranston, It's a Living (retitled Making a Living ), ABC, 19801982, 19851986.

Jennifer Farrell, Jennifer Slept Here, NBC, 19831984.

Ann McNeil, Ann Jillian, NBC, 1989.

Also appeared as Joan, Malibu, CBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Porsche "Rocky" Sylvester, Sammy the Way Out Seal, 1962.

Title role, Mae West, 1982.

Marilyn, Death Ride to Osaka (also known as Girls of the White Orchid ), NBC, 1983.

Valerie Roberts, This Wife for Hire, ABC, 1985.

Samantha DeLorca/Karen Edwards, Killer in the Mirror, NBC, 1986.

Elizabeth "Billy" Nickerson, Convicted: A Mother's Story, NBC, 1987.

Suzanne Domenico, Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam, NBC, 1987.

Herself, The Ann Jillian Story, NBC, 1988.

Sharon, Original Sin, NBC, 1989.

Detective Elizabeth "Liz" Donaldson, Little White Lies, 1989.

Alice, Mario and the Mob, ABC, 1992.

Title role, Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story, CBS, 1993.

Miranda Church, MacShayne: Winner Takes All, NBC, 1994.

Alice Holc, Heart of a Child, NBC, 1994.

Corrine Kaczmarek, The Disappearance of Vonnie, CBS, 1994.

Peggy Pomeroy, It Was Him or Us, CBS, 1995.

Julie Longwell, Our Son, the Matchmaker, CBS, 1996.

Jean Townsend, The Care and Handling of Roses, CBS, 1996.

Sarah, I'll Be Home for Christmas, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Nellie Byfield, Ellis Island, CBS, 1984.

Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice through the Looking Glass ), CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Annie Jordan, The Rainbow Girl, NBC, 1982.

Gail Hessian, Malibu, ABC, 1983.

Frances Matthews, Fast Company, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Easter in Guadalajara (also known as Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara ), ABC, 1972.

Battle of the Network Stars IX, ABC, 1980.

Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981.

Battle of the Network Stars XI, ABC, 1981.

Women Who Rate a "10," NBC, 1981.

Bob Hope Laughs with the Movie Awards, NBC, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars, 1982.

Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night, NBC, 1982.

Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara, ABC, 1982.

Guest, Doug Henning's World of Magic, NBC, 1982.

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Laughs with the Movie Awards, NBC, 1982.

Parade of Stars, 1983.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars "8, CBS, 1983.

Black Achievement Awards Special, 1983.

Host, Television's Greatest Commercials, NBC, 1983.

Guest, The Magic Planet, 1983.

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob!, NBC, 1983.

Guest, Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's AllStar Super Bowl Party, NBC, 1983.

Guest, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, NBC, 1984.

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's USO Christmas in Beirut, NBC, 1984.

Dom Deluise and Friends, Part 3, ABC, 1985.

Rickles on the Loose, Showtime, 1986.

Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene, NBC, 1986.

Herself, The Magic of David Copperfield IX: Escape from Alcatraz (also known as Kraft Salutes The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz ), CBS, 1987.

Happy Birthday, Bob50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC, NBC, 1988.

OohlalaIt's Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular from Paris' Bicentennial, NBC, 1989.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989.

Freedom Festival '89, CBS, 1989.

The 56th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1989.

Performer, Circus of the Stars "15, CBS, 1990.

The Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1990.

Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990.

Sea World Summer Night Magic, ABC, 1990.

Ole! It's Bob Hope's Acapulco Spring Fling of Comedy and Music, NBC, 1990.

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990.

The 1990 King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1990.

Host, Real Life Heroes, CBS, 1991.

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party, NBC, 1991.

Bob Hope's Christmas Cheer from Saudi Arabia, NBC, 1991.

StarAthon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Host, A Sea World/Busch Gardens Summer Celebration, CBS, 1993.

Host, Miss America: Their Untold Stories, NBC, 1993.

Herself, Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (also known as Bob Hope: A 90th Birthday Celebration ), NBC, 1993.

Host, Miss America: Beyond the Crown, NBC, 1994.

Host, Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Hobie Redman Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1962.

Ilse, "Mute," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963.

Penny Fletcher, "It Is Getting Dark and We Are Lost," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963.

Debby Rogers, "The Ballad of Lissa Stratemeyer," My Three Sons, 1964.

"The BlueEyed Horse," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1966.

Joanna, "Die before They Wake," Kojak, CBS, 1974.

Rena Ward, "The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Delphine McNab, "Delphine/The Unkillable," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Guest, At Rona's, NBC, 1989.

Liz, "The Whole Truth and Nothing But," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Senator Angela Rhodes, "Winds of Change," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2000.

Made television debut in Art Linkletter's House Party, NBC; also appeared in The Partridge Family, ABC; Good Morning America, NBC; The Tonight Show, NBC; Merv Griffin Show, ABC; The Mike Douglas Show, CBS; Today Show, NBC; and Nightline, ABC.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Little Bo Peep, Babes in Toyland, Buena Vista, 1961.

(As Ann Jilliann) "Dainty" June, Gypsy, Warner Bros., 1962.

Joan, Mr. Mom (also known as Mr. Mum ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Dainty June, Gypsy, Melodyland, Anaheim, CA, 1963.

Daughter, Anniversary Waltz, Pasadena Playhouse, CA, 1964.

Tintinabula, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1970.

Torch singer, Sammy Cahn's Words and Music, 1976.

Madam Labouche, Goodnight Ladies, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1977.

(Broadway debut) Soubrette, Sugar Babies, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 19791980.

Major Tours:

Sugar Babies, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, and Philadelphia, PA, 1979.

I Love My Wife, Chicago, 1979.



Recorded Ann Jillian, In the Middle of Love, AER Music Group.


Television Theme Songs; Series:

Wrote "Most Beautiful Ghost," Jennifer Slept Here, NBC, 19831984.



Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, Book I, Gale, 1990.

Contemporary Newsmakers 1986, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1987.


Saturday Evening Post, April, 1988, p. 50.