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Shannon Bolin

  • Birthplace: Spencer, South Dakota
  • Birthday: January 01
Date of passing: 
March 25, 2016

Shannon Bolin was an actress and singer best known for her role as Meg Boyd in the original Broadway production of Damn Yankees. Playwright George Abbott cast Bolin as Boyd, a middle-aged, Midwestern housewife, in the Broadway role which Bolin reprised in a 1958 Warner Bros. musical film. The theater production, which opened in 1955, was a hit, and ran for more than 1,000 performances.

She also appeared in the 2015 film Tab Hunter Confidential, a documentary about the actor who had served as the lead in the film-version of Yankees. Both film and stage production followed the story of a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Bolin also appeared on the television series Armstrong Circle Theatre and The Patty Duke Show. And she appeared in a long-running series of commercials for Denny’s. Additionally, she had roles in the films If Ever I See You Again, about a writer of commercial jingles, as well as the horror film The Children.

Shannon Bolin was an actress and singer best known for her role as Meg Boyd in the original Broadway production of Damn Yankees. Playwright George Abbott cast Bolin as Boyd, a middle-aged, Midwestern housewife, in the Broadway role which Bolin reprised in a 1958 Warner Bros. musical film. The theater production, which opened in 1955, was a hit, and ran for more than 1,000 performances.

She also appeared in the 2015 film Tab Hunter Confidential, a documentary about the actor who had served as the lead in the film-version of Yankees. Both film and stage production followed the story of a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Bolin also appeared on the television series Armstrong Circle Theatre and The Patty Duke Show. And she appeared in a long-running series of commercials for Denny’s. Additionally, she had roles in the films If Ever I See You Again, about a writer of commercial jingles, as well as the horror film The Children.

She got her start in entertainment performing in concerts, on radio and in television operas.

She was married to composer and arranger Milton Kaye from 1946 until his death in 2006.

Bolin died March 25, 2016, in New York City, New York. She was 99.

 

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