Maureen Arthur

Maureen Arthur
Born Maureen Louise Arthur
(1934-04-15) April 15, 1934 (age 83)
San Jose, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1957-present
  • George William Weidler (m. 1957; div. 1970)
  • Aaron Ruben (m. 1971; d. 2010)


Maureen Louise Arthur (created Apr 15, 1934) can be an American film, tv, and stage actress.

Life and career

Arthur appeared in various movies and tv programs through the past due 1950s through the first 1990s aswell while on Broadway. On tv she made an appearance in such applications as Bourbon Road Beat, The Crimson Skelton Hour, Perry Mason, Top quality, I Spy, The Monkees, The Soaring Nun, Like, American Style, THE BRAND NEW Dick Vehicle Dyke Display, Kolchak: THE NIGHT TIME Stalker, Sanford and Boy, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Murder, She Wrote, and Matlock.In 1967, in arguably her most prominent solitary movie part, she portrayed Hedy LaRue in the film version from the Broadway hit How exactly to Flourish in Business Without Really Trying. Her capture phrase, "Alright Charlie." In 1969, she co-starred with Don Knotts in the screwball humor The Like God? and with Bob Wish, Jackie Gleason and Jane Wyman in the passionate comedy How exactly to Commit Marriage.In the mid-1960s she documented a pop tune for the Carlton record label titled "Don't Make The Angels Cry" and "EXACTLY WHAT DOES He Do With Her". Another single, "Don't Keep Me," was unreleased, though an acetate documenting exists. In NY, she studied performing and studying crisis with Wynn Handman of a nearby Playhouse. She produced frequent appearances for the Steve Allen Display and on The Ed Sullivan Display before shifting to try out the Rivera Resort in NEVADA using the Latin One fourth Review. She traveled to LA to start out in her movies, beginning with Popular Pole Gang, Thunder Alley and Killers Three.While in LA, she auditioned for the country wide cast of How exactly to Flourish in Business Without Actually Trying and landed the component of Hedy La Rue. In NY for rehearsals, she toured the united states for just two years and is at the Broadway creation for one yr before time for LA for another audition, this time around for the film. After several even more movies, she going back to Broadway for DIFFERENT THINGS, a play created and aimed by Carl Reiner, and starring Bob Dishy and Linda Lavin. When that play shut, she came back to LA to marry maker/originator Aaron Ruben. Her functionality as Miss Adelaide in the LA Civic Light Opera revival of Men and Dolls brought her a Play Critics' Best Functionality Award.

Personal life

Arthur was married to musician George William Weidler from 1957 to 1970, when the few divorced. She was wedded, secondly, to maker Aaron Ruben, from Oct 30, 1971 until his loss of life on January 30, 2010.


She performed at all of the Iowa Telethons yearly for over 25 years and was an associate from the Iowa Section of Range. Her longtime association with Range gained her the name of "First Woman of Variety Night clubs Telethons" and continued to generating the prestigious recognized name of International Ambassador. She was a longtime chief executive of Range, the Children's Charity of Southern California, Tent 25.

Selected filmography

Hot Fishing rod Gang (1958) A GUY Called Dagger (1967) (and sang name melody) Thunder Alley (1967) How exactly to Flourish in Business Without Really Trying (1967) Killers 3 (1968) The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968) How exactly to Commit Relationship (1969) The Like God? (1969) The Like Machine (1971) Harry and Walter Head to NY (1976)