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Shani Wallis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shani Wallis (born 14 April 1933) is an English actress and singer, who released several records in the 1950s. Wallis was born in Tottenham, London. Making her first stage appearance at the age of four, she later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on a scholarship. Wallis went on to play many leading roles in the West End, but she is best known for the role of Nancy in Carol Reed's 1968 film production of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! which co-starred Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild and Mark Lester. Wallis has appeared with Liberace, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Wallis is a naturalized citizen of the United States, where she has lived for many years. She married her agent/manager Bernie Rich on Friday 13 September 1968. Asked, "Why on that day?" she replied, "Everything good has happened to me on Friday 13th and Shani means 'lucky jewel'. The couple have one child, Rebecca, and two granddaughters. She is also the sister of jazz drummer Leon Roy. Wallis is an Honorary Patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shani Wallis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 14, 1933 In Tottenham, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Known For
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of A King in New York
Poster of The Extra Day
Poster of Gunsmoke
Filmography
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Herself 2008-10-14
Movie Round Numbers Binky 1992-01-01
Movie The Great Mouse Detective Lady Mouse (voice) 1986-07-02
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Mayday at 40,000 Feet! Terry Dunlap 1976-11-12
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Terror in the Wax Museum Laurie Mell 1973-05-02
Movie Arnold Lady Jocelyn Dwellyn 1973-11-16
Movie Oliver! Nancy 1968-09-26
Movie Once Upon a Mattress Lady Larken 1964-06-03
Movie A King in New York Singer 1957-09-12
Movie Ramsbottom Rides Again Joan Ramsbottom 1956-04-30
Movie The Extra Day Shirley 1956-01-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10