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Rae Allen
Born Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo
July 3, 1926 (1926-07-03) (age 83)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1958–present

Rae Allen (born July 3, 1926) is an American stage, film and television actress.



Allen was born as Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of Julia (née Riccio) and Joseph Abruzzo.[1] Allen won the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play for And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little.

She had two prior Tony nominations. She appeared in the original Broadway production of Damn Yankees as the nosy reporter Gloria and recreated the role in the film adaptation, in both of which she introduced the song, Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo.

She appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld as unemployment counselor Lenore Sokol, who must deal with George Costanza, who tries to get her to approve an extension of his benefits by dating her homely daughter, who ends up rejecting him.

Personal life

Allen was married and divorced twice (John M. Allen, Herbert Harris).[1]




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