Terris, Norma (1904–1989)

views updated

Terris, Norma (1904–1989)

American stage actress. Born Norma Allison, Nov 13, 1904, in Columbus, KS; died Nov 15, 1989, in Lyme, CT; m. Max Hoffman Jr. (div.); m. Dr. Jerome Wagner (died); m. once more.

Made NY debut in the chorus of The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (1920); toured in vaudeville with 1st husband as Junior and Terris; had 1st major role on tour in Little Nellie Kelly (1923–24); created the part of Magnolia in Show Boat (1927); served on board of directors for Goodspeed Opera House for 30 years.

About this article

Terris, Norma (1904–1989)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article