Nora Boland

as Cleaning Woman in the movie Tag: The Assassination Game

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Was born at 14 December 1929 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada . Died at 15 January 2008, Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA

Short, round and sweet-faced, she was a little butterball of sunshine(no more than 5 feet tall) topped by a tight, adorable, tangerineOrphan Annie-like frizz. Character actress Nora Boland was one of ahost of endearing character ladies who fell into their careers quitelate in life. Born Nora Madeleine Webb on December 14, 1929 inHamilton, Ontario, Canada, she had pursued theater here and there formuch of her life but was comfortably settled in as a married lady and amother several times over by the time she decided to plant her feetmore firmly into the entertainment business. She couldn't miss.

Despitea minor presence in films and on TV, she would effortlessly steal focuswith a simple glazed look or act of befuddlement. Add to that was awonderfully hearty, squawk-like laugh that seemed so mischievous innature and could be quite infectious. Making her film debut at age 48 in a small role in 'Gene Wilder' 's The World's Greatest Lover (1977) , Nora lent her gleefuldisposition to other comedic film situations as well, such as in California Suite (1978) and 'Rodney Dangerfield' 's Back to School (1986) . She seemed truly in her element with TVcomedy, making token appearances in a number of sitcoms including "WKRPin Cincinnati," "Gimme a Break" and "227" while perhaps playing aneighbor, landlady, store customer, relative, cleaning lady, or flightymatron. She managed to provide comedy relief too in more dramaticsituations ("General Hospital," "Hill Street Blues" and "Highway toHeaven.

")It was on the musical stage, however, that Nora truly had her chance toshine. A one-time member of 'Lonny Chapman' 's Group RepertoryTheatre, Nora grabbed a number of the laughs as prison matron "MamaMorton" in their production of "Chicago" during the 1980s and had herown scene-stealing numbers in other musicals as well that played aroundthe Los Angeles area. Nora and I worked together for several seasons atthe Norris Theatre in Palos Verdes in their annual offering of "AChristmas Carol," which featured such notable Scrooges as'Ford Rainey' , 'Raye Birk' and 'Robert Mandan' . Asexpected, she was a giddy delight as Mrs. Fezziwig, among other roles.

Experiencing problems with hypertension and diabetes in later years,Nora retired in the 1990s and focused on her true passion -- writing --especially poetry. She passed away peacefully in her Rolling HillsEstates home on January 15, 2008, at age 78. . . and, with it, just alittle less joy and merriment will be had in our small L.

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There is the list of movies, where Nora Boland was taked part:
1 Tag: The Assassination Game movie Tag: The Assassination Game 1982 as Cleaning Woman
2 And Baby Makes Six movie And Baby Makes Six 1979 as Older Patient
3 Back to School movie Back to School 1986 as Agnes
4 California Suite movie California Suite 1978 as Passenger
5 Mississippi Masala movie Mississippi Masala 1991 as Shop-at-Home Anchor Person 1
6 The Boy Who Drank Too Much movie The Boy Who Drank Too Much 1980 as Ruth
7 The Jayne Mansfield Story movie The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980 as Fan
8 The Worlds Greatest Lover movie The Worlds Greatest Lover 1977 as Woman
9 227 movie 227 1985 as Grandmother
10 Behind the Screen movie Behind the Screen 1981 as Waitress
11 Benson movie Benson 1979 as Guest
12 Celebrity movie Celebrity 1984 as Ruth Paine
13 Doogie Howser, M.D. movie Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989 as Mrs. Leonard
14 General Hospital movie General Hospital 1963 as Mrs. Clancy (1983)
15 Gimme a Break! movie Gimme a Break! 1981 as Edna
16 Highway to Heaven movie Highway to Heaven 1984 as Mrs. Hardy
17 Hill Street Blues movie Hill Street Blues 1981 as Mrs. Redding
18 Police Story movie Police Story 1973 as the Woman in Window
19 The Dukes of Hazzard movie The Dukes of Hazzard 1979 as Mrs. Walker
20 The Fall Guy movie The Fall Guy 1981 as Tourist Lady
21 The Incredible Hulk movie The Incredible Hulk 1978 as The Lady
22 Webster movie Webster 1983 as Mrs. Beebe
23 WKRP in Cincinnati movie WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 as Mrs. Murphy
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