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Jane Connell
Jane Connell
Roles Queen Victoria
Mother Goose
Martha Washington
Biographical Information
Birth Name Jane Sperry Bennett
Birthdate October 27, 1925
Birthplace Berkeley, California, United States
Death Date September 22, 2013 (age 87)
Death Place Englewood, New Jersey, United States[1]

Jane Connell was a recurring guest star on Bewitched. She played four characters (1967-1972).


Jane Connell will be best remembered for creating the role of Agnes Gooch in the Broadway production "Mame" which ran on stage from 1966 until 1970. She went on to repeat the part in the 1974 motion picture adaptation of the same name.

Born Jane Sperry Bennett, a child of the depression and one of four siblings, she had a gift for humor beginning at an early age which provided relief for her family during their financial difficulties. She met her husband actor Gordon Connell during the early part of her career and after their marriage in 1948, they performed together on radio and summer stock productions before settling in New York.

She experienced her breakthrough in theater with her part of Mrs. Peachum (a character who was more than twenty years older than Connell's actual age) in the long running off-Broadway musical "The Threepenny Opera" (1955 to 1961) which co-starred Beatrice Arthur. In 1956, she marked her Broadway debut in the production of "The New Faces of 1956". In 1960, she became known to an international audience, as she starred in the production of "Once Upon a Mattress" on London's West End. She went on to perform in several more plays over the next forty years which included her Tony Award nominated role in "Me and My Girl" (1986 to 1989).

She had many television credits on such popular series as "Bewitched", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Love, American Style", in addition to roles in the motion pictures "Kotch" (1971), "Mame" (1974) and "House Calls" (1978).[2]

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  1. Jane Connell on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 5, 2019.
  2. Jane Connell memorial by C.S. on Retrieved on January 31, 2020.