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Gloria LeRoy

  • Birthplace: Bucyrus, Ohio
  • Birthday: November 07
Date of passing: 
May 24, 2018

Gloria LeRoy was an American actress.

LeRoy had a diverse career, with a number of roles on stage, in film, and on television.

LeRoy started in show business as a dancer and singer in nightclubs, including the Latin Quarter in New York City. She appeared on Broadway in Artists and Models with Jackie Gleason in 1943 as a specialty dancer, and later headlined in Nouvelle Eve, a Parisian cabaret show, at the Hotel El Rancho in Las Vegas from 1951 to 1952.

Gloria LeRoy was an American actress.

LeRoy had a diverse career, with a number of roles on stage, in film, and on television.

LeRoy started in show business as a dancer and singer in nightclubs, including the Latin Quarter in New York City. She appeared on Broadway in Artists and Models with Jackie Gleason in 1943 as a specialty dancer, and later headlined in Nouvelle Eve, a Parisian cabaret show, at the Hotel El Rancho in Las Vegas from 1951 to 1952.

LeRoy's film career began after producer Norman Lear saw her in a stage performance, and cast her in the 1968 musical comedy, The Night They Raided Minsky's. Her other film appearances include Cold Turkey (with Dick Van Dyke), The Day of the Locust (with Donald Sutherland), Bloodbrothers (with Richard Gere), Sid and Nancy (with Gary Oldman), and Barfly (with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway).

LeRoy is probably best known to TV viewers for having played two different roles on the 1970s sitcom All In The Family: Bobbie Jo Loomis, the blonde, buxom wife of Archie Bunker’s old war buddy Duke Loomis, and, later, recurring as the equally voluptuous Mildred "Boom Boom" Turner.

A prolific television actress, LeRoy’s other television work includes Love, American Style, Cannon, Mannix, Gunsmoke, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, Alice, One Day at a Time, The White Shadow, Three’s Company, WKRP in Cincinnati, Trapper John, M.D., Hill Street Blues, Hunter, The Golden Girls, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Larry Sanders Show, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, ER, Married with Children, Family Matters, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dharma and Greg, Diagnosis Murder, Frasier, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, Rules of Engagement, Desperate Housewives, Shameless, and Suburgatory.

She was a regular cast member on the series Hot L Baltimore (1975) and Kaz (1978-79).

LeRoy died May 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. She was 92.

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