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Martin, Millicent 1934-

Martin, Millicent 1934-


Born June 8, 1934, in Romford, England; daughter of William Andrew and Violet Eileen (maiden name, Bedford) Martin; married Ronnie Carroll (divorced); married Norman Eshley (divorced); married Marc Alexander. Education: Trained for the stage at the Italia Conti Stage School.


Agent—Amsel, Eisenstadt and Frazier, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


Actress and singer.

Awards, Honors:

Ondus Television Award (Spain), 1963; Light Entertainment Award, 1964; also received Television Society Award; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a featured musical, 1977, for Side by Side; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a featured musical, 1979, for King of Hearts.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Member of children's chorus, The Magic Flute, Royal Opera House, London, 1948.

The Lute Song, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1948.

(Broadway debut) Nancy, The Boy Friend, Royale Theatre, 1954.

Dejanira, Mistress of the Inn, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1957.

Polly Brown, The Boy Friend, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1957.

Maisie, Expresso Bongo, Saville Theatre, London, 1958.

Cora, The Crooked Mile, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1959.

Marion Laverne, The Dancing Heiress, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London, 1960.

Member of ensemble, The Lord Chamberlain Regrets (revue), Saville Theatre, London, 1961.

Judy, State of Emergency, Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, England, 1962.

Tweenie, Our Man Crichton, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1964.

Title role, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, London, 1967.

Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1968.

Various roles, Tonight at Eight, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1970, then Fortune Theatre, London, 1971.

Polly Peachum, The Beggar's Opera, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1972.

Ruth Earp, The Card, Queen's Theatre, London, 1973.

Marion, Absurd Person Singular, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1975.

Member of ensemble, Side by Side by Sondheim, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1976, then Wyndham's Theatre, London, later Music Box Theatre, New York City, then Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, all 1977.

Madeleine, King of Hearts, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1978.

V.I.P. Night on Broadway, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Noel, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1981.

Dorothy Brock, Forty-Second Street, Winter Garden Theatre, then Majestic Theatre, both New York City, 1985.

Dottie Otley, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Phyllis Stone, Follies, Shaftesbury Theatre, 1988.

Two Into One, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1988.

Love, Julie, Sharon Stage, Sharon, CT, 1996.

Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1997.

Also appeared in productions of Aladdin, Meet Mr. Stewart, Move Over Mrs. Markham, and Puss 'n' Boots.

Major Tours:

Polly Brown, The Boy Friend, U.S. cities, 1954-57.

Dorothy Brock, Forty-Second Street, U.S. cities, 1983-84.

Film Appearances:

Maisie, Libel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959.

Sister Kay Manning, Invasion Quartet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1961.

Billie Bennett, The Girl on the Boat, Knightsbridge, 1962.

Ann Horton, Nothing but the Best, Royal, 1964.

Airline hostess, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (also known as Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.

Siddie, Alfie, Paramount, 1966.

Evie, Anya, Ara, and Ginnie, Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, Warner Bros., 1966.

Mrs. De Salis, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Westlake, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Millicent TV, 1966.

Cohost, The Piccadilly Palace, ABC, 1967.

Millie Grover, From a Bird's Eye View, NBC, 1971.

Partners, 1981.

Harriet Conover, Downtown, CBS, 1986.

Gladys Moon, Moon and Son, 1992.

Lili Faversham, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), 1998-2000.

Gertrude Moon, a recurring character, Frasier, 2000-2003.

Also appeared in International Detective and Millie.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cafe proprietor, "Flag Fall," Armchair Mystery Theatre, 1960.

Kate O'Brien, "The Rose Bowl Case," International Detective, 1960.

Susan, "The Marlowe Case," International Detective, 1960.

Joan, "The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart," Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, The Wonderful World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color), NBC, 1961.

Joan, "The Horsemasters: Tally Ho," Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, The Wonderful World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color), NBC, 1961.

Herself, That Was the Week That Was (also known as TW3), 1962 and 1964.

Susan, "Once a Spy …," Espionage, ITV and NBC, 1964.

BBC 3, BBC, 1965-1966.

London Palladium Color Show, 1966.

Arlene Sabrett, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986.

Sylvia, Newhart, CBS, 1986.

Cornelia Firth, "Baby Grobags," Max Headroom (also known as Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future), 1988.

"Which Witch Is Which?" Hardball, 1989.

Fourth nanny, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Tita Cole, "Luther Get Your Gun," Coach, ABC, 1996.

Katie Randall, "Fish out of Water," Stark Raving Mad, NBC, 1999.

Carol, That's Life, ABC, 2000.

Debut presenter, "Presenting Lorelai Gilmore," Gilmore Girls, 2001.

Helen, "Passion of the Wick," The Drew Carey Show, 2004.

Leni, "Love Is in the Airplane," Will & Grace, 2005.

Mrs. Dellacourt, "Free Tippy," The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Disney Channel, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of Espionage, NBC; and in The Danny Kaye Show, Englebert Humperdinck Show, and Harry Moorings.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Tom Jones Christmas Special, syndicated, 1971.

Song by Song by Ira Gershwin, PBS, 1978.

The Stars Salute Israel at Thirty, ABC, 1978.

Song by Song, PBS, 1980.

A Broadway Christmas, Showtime, 1990.

Hey Mr. Producer (also known as Hey Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh), PBS, 1998.

Also appeared in Mainly Millicent.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Horsemasters, 1961.

Lois, Kiss Me Kate, 1964.

ABC of Britain, 1964.

Singer, Funny Girl Happened to Me on the Way to the Piano, 1966.

Professor Persimmon Periwinkle, Return to Halloweentown (also known as Halloweentown IV), 2006.



Side by Side by Sondheim (original London cast recording), 1976, reissued, RCA Victor, 1990.

A Collector's Sondheim, 1985.

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