Florence Stanley

Florence Stanley

79 (passed away Oct. 3rd, 2003)
Jul. 1st, 1924
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Florence Stanley's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
My Two Dads TV Show
My Two Dads
Fish TV Show
Nurses TV Show
Joe and Sons TV Show
Joe and Sons

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • Showed a serious side in 1964 with the New York Shakespeare Festival by giving a powerful performance as Clymnestra in "Electra" opposite 'Lee Grant' in the title role. Also played the Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" for Seattle Repertory.
  • Began her career with a 1950 TV production of "The Taming of the Shrew" for "Studio One."
  • Was a member of the League of Professional Theater Women.
  • Played matchmaker Yenta on stage in "Fiddler on the Roof" for six years (1965-1971).
  • Met husband 'Martin Newman (I)' (qv) when both were cast in the production of "Bury the Dead" at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 1948.
  • Best known as Abe Vigoda's wife on the "Barney Miller" TV series. As Bernice Fish, she and Vigoda went on to star in the short-lived spinoff "Fish."
  • Stone-faced, raspy-voiced American character actress who played the typical overbearing relative or busybody on Broadway, film and TV.
  • Started her professional career following college when she traveled to Germany as a Civilian Actress Technician, as part of the U.S. Army Special Services after World War II.

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