Nora Denney

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Nora Denney
Dolores Teachenor

(1927-09-03)September 3, 1927
DiedNovember 20, 2005(2005-11-20) (aged 78)
Other namesDodo Denney
Years active1959–1999
Spouse(s)Alan Denney

Nora Denney (September 3, 1927 – November 20, 2005), also credited as Dodo Denney, was an American stage, television, and film actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born Dolores Teachenor in Kansas City, Missouri.


Her show business career began in Kansas City when she was hired by the local television station Channel 5 (KCMO TV) to play Marilyn the Witch, an onscreen host for horror movies. She performed in many television series, including Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, Hart to Hart, Get Smart, Room 222 and That Girl.

Her film credits include Who's Minding the Mint? (1967), I Walk the Line (1970), Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971), I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1975), American Hot Wax (1978) and Truman (1995). She made her final film appearance in 1999 in Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil. She played school teacher "Mrs. (Paloma) Teevee" in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and appeared in Splash (1984).

Personal life and later years[edit]

She was married to Alan Denney, an Art Director/illustrator for Hallmark Greeting Cards. While the couple raised their two sons, she became a popular character actress in films and television. The couple had two sons, Dix and John, founders of the Los Angeles-based punk rock band The Weirdos. She was also an avid gardener. Denney died on November 20, 2005, aged 78.


Year Title Role Notes
1966 A Fine Madness Waitress Uncredited
1967 Who's Minding the Mint? Bertha
1969 Green Acres Operator

Season 4 Episode "Retreat From Washington"

1970 I Walk the Line Darlene Hunnicutt
1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Mrs. Teavee
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate Trudy TV movie
1975 I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Theater Ticket Clerk
1978 American Hot Wax Louise's Mom
1980 The Gong Show Movie Tourist Lady
1981 Force: Five
1984 Splash Ms. Stein
1990 Mr. and Mrs. Bridge Second Bridge Player
1995 Truman Mama Truman TV movie
1999 Ride with the Devil Elderly Woman (final film role)

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