Feb. 22nd, 1936
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Elizabeth MacRae's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1974 - The Conversation
1964 - The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Guest TV Roles
Actress Elizabeth MacRae appeared in several motion pictures and on many television shows in the course of her acting career. Her movie roles include appearances in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, as well as parts in For Love or Money, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Everything's Ducky, and others. On television, for three seasons, she played Gomer Pyle's girlfriend, Lou Ann Poovie, on Gomer Pyle, USMC, and, for another three seasons, she played Festus's girlfriend April on Gunsmoke. She had guest starring or co-starring roles on more than 50 television series, including Barnaby Jones, Kojak, Mannix, The Fugitive, Dr. Kildare, Andy Griffith, I Dream of Jeannie, 77 Sunset Strip, SurfSide 6, and numerous other shows. MacRae studied acting in New York City with Uta Hagen at the Herbert Berghof Studio and at the Art Student's League. MacRae was born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Fayetteville, N.C. She was educated at the Holton Arms School in Washington, D.C. Scripts and audiovisual material documenting the acting career of Elizabeth MacRae. Included are scripts of television programs, movies, and plays in which MacRae appeared. In a few cases, related items are filed with the script. The collection also contains two publicity photographs of MacRae; an audiotape of an interview with MacRae in 1967; several videotapes, mostly of episodes of Gomer Pyle, USMC, in which MacRae appeared; and some films, including a copy of Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation.
- In November 2000, she was a guest at the Asheville Film Festival (now called the Western North Carolina Film Festival) at Asheville, North Carolina along with James Whitmore, Julie Parrish, Pat Priest, Pamela Sue Martin, Rhodes Reason, Soupy Sales, Peggy Moran, Noreen Nash and Johnny Meeks.
- Best remembered as the girlfriend of Gomer Pyle, Lou-Ann Poovie.
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