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Polly Holliday Net Worth 2020: Bio, Age Now, Married, Movies and Death

Polly Holliday Biography and Wiki

Polly Holliday born Polly Dean Holliday on 2 July 1937 (age 83 years), is an American actress who appeared in theatre, television and in film. Before retiring from her acting career, Holliday worked as a piano teacher in her native Alabama, and then in Florida.

Holliday became best known for her portrayal of assertive waitress Florence Jean Castleberry (Flo) in the 1970s sitcom ‘Alice‘, which she reprised in its short-lived spin-off, Flo. Her character’s tagline of “Kiss my grits!” became part of the American vocabulary associated with the series Alice.

Polly Holliday entered Alabama State Women’s College (now the University of Montevallo) in 1955 and excelled in theater, with leads in Medea and The Lady’s Not For Burning. She graduated with a degree in piano in 1959, earned a master’s in music education from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1960, and then taught music in the Sarasota public schools.

She spent her summers performing with a repertory company at Sarasota’s Asolo Theater, an eighteenth-century Italian playhouse that had been disassembled, moved to Sarasota, and reassembled. Polly Holliday spent ten summers at the Asolo, playing a variety of roles, from Shakespeare to contemporary works. Her time in the Asolo taught her how to be a professional, and she noted in interviews that the actors might play up to five roles in one week.

Polly Holliday Age Now, Polly Holliday Today

Holliday is 83 years old as of 2020, he was born on July 2, 1937, in Jasper, Alabama, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on July 2 every year and her birth sign is Cancer.

Polly Holliday Death, Is she alive?

Polly began her acting career as a member of the Asolo Theatre Company in Sarasota, Florida, where she stayed for a whole decade. Holliday is alive as of 2020, she is also in good health.

Polly Holliday Height and Weight

Holliday stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (Approx. 1.7 m) and has moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos. However, details regarding her actual weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Polly Holliday Family, Parents and Siblings

Holliday was born to a truck driver, Ernest Sullivan Holliday, and Velma Mabell Holliday. She grew up in Childersburg and Sylacauga where her brother Doyle’s boyhood friend Jim Nabors lived. Holliday worked as a piano teacher in her native Alabama, and then in Florida before commencing her acting career.

Polly Holliday Husband, Is she married?

Holliday is not married and her partner is not publicly known, she is very secretive when it comes to personal matters. Over the course of her illustrious career, she preferred to keep her personal life tightly under wraps away from the prying eyes of the media. As such, not much is known concerning her previous or present intimate relationships or even her sexual orientation. We can, however, confirm that Polly Holliday has never been married and has no children.

Polly Holliday Children

Polly has not gone public with her relationship. It is also not known if she has any kids. Nevertheless, this section will be updated as soon as it is available.

Polly Holliday Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Holliday.

Polly Holliday Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Polly Dean Holliday
  • Gender: Female
  • Profession: Actress
  • Nationality: American
  • Race/ Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Not Known

Polly Holliday Age Today

  • Age: 83 years (2020)
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Date of Birth: July 2, 1937
  • Place of Birth: Jasper, Alabama, the United States of America
  • Birthday: July 2

Holliday’s Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: To be updated
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches (Approx. 1.7 m)
  • Weight: Average
  • Bra Cup: To be updated
  • Body Shape: To be updated
  • Hair Colour: White

Polly Holliday Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Ernest Sullivan Holliday
  • Mother (Mom): Velma Mabell Holliday
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Doyle Holliday
  • Marital Status: To be updated
  • Spouse: To be updated
  • Children: To be updated

Polly Holliday Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $ 2 million dollars (2020)
  • Salary: To be updated
  • Source of Income: Acting

Holliday’s House and Cars

  • Place of living: US
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Polly Holliday Career

In 1973, Holliday moved to New York and appeared in Alice Childress’s play Wedding Band at the Public Theater. More than a year later, she was cast in the Broadway hit All Over Town where she befriended the play’s director, Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman later worked with her on the 1976 movie All the President’s Men.

In 1976, Holliday was cast on the American sitcom Alice which became her major break. She played the role of a sassy, man-hungry waitress Flo Castleberry. Her character invented “Kiss my grits!” the popular catchphrase that became part of the American vocabulary.

Polly Holliday Alice

Holliday starred in Alice from 1976 to 1980 and then moved to her own short-lived spin-off show, Flo, in which Flo left her residence in Arizona and moved back home. The show was successful during its abbreviated first season, but ratings declined during the following season due to a time change, and it was canceled in 1981.

In 1983, Holliday joined the cast of the CBS-TV sitcom Private Benjamin as a temporary replacement for series regular Eileen Brennan, who was recovering from a serious car injury. However, the show was suffering low ratings before Holliday arrived and was soon canceled with only one of the two episodes she filmed being aired.

Holliday also made appearances on television shows such as The Golden Girls, where she played Rose Nylund’s blind sister, Lily, in a recurring role.

Polly Holliday Mrs. Doubtfire

Holliday plays the role of Gloria Chaney in the 1993 American comedy-drama film, Mrs. Doubtfire. The film follows a recently divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children. The movie addresses themes of divorce, separation, and the impact they have on a family.

Polly Holliday Flo

Holliday starred in this Sitcom as ‘Flo’. In this spin-off of ‘Alice‘, ex-Mel’s Diner waitress Florence Castleberry returns to her hometown of Cowtown, Texas, and, on a dare, buys a dilapidated roadhouse and renames the place Flo’s Yellow Rose.

Flo tries to fix the place up, turn a profit and deal with the somewhat mixed-up and burned-out customers and employees, including bartender Earl, pianist Les, greedy banker Farley and customer Chester.

Polly Holliday 2019

Although Holliday has been a lifelong Democrat for the majority of her life, in 2019 she updated her political affiliation to Republican. She cited being dissatisfied with the direction the Democratic Party had been going in both national and local offices.

Polly Holliday Net Worth 2020

Holliday has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2020. This includes her assets, money and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress. Through her various sources of income, Holliday has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Polly Holliday Nominations

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, 1980, 1979, 1978, for Alice
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1980, for Flo
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, 1981, for Flo
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, 1990, for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, 1981, for Flo

Polly Holliday Movies And TV Shows – Sitcom

Polly Holliday 2000s

  • 2010, Fair Game, as Diane Plame.
  • 2007, The Heartbreak Kid, as Beryl.
  • 2006, Stick It, as Judge Westreich.
  • 2004, It Must Be Love, as Mama Bell.

Polly Holliday 1980s-90s

  • 1998, The Parent Trap, as Marva Kulp, Sr.
  • 1996, Mr. Wrong, as Mrs. Alston.
  • 1996, A Loss of Innocence, as Christina Eriksen.
  • 1996, Homicide: Life on the Street, as Mrs. Rath.
  • 1995–1996, The Client, as Momma Love.
  • 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire, as Gloria Chaney.
  • 1993–1999, Home Improvement, as Lillian Patterson.
  • 1991, A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, as Ruth.
  • 1988, The Equalizer, as Sister Sara.
  • 1988, Moon Over Parador, as Midge.
  • 1986, The Golden Girls, as Lily Lindstrom.
  • 1986, Amazing Stories, as Elma Dinnock.
  • 1985, Lots of Luck, as Lucille.
  • 1985, Stir Crazy, as Captain Betty.
  • 1985, Konrad, as Berti Bartolotti.
  • 1984, Gremlins, as Ruby Deagle.
  • 1983, The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, as Aunt Minerva ‘Min’.
  • 1982, American Playhouse, as Mrs. Wooster.
  • 1982, Missing Children: A Mother’s Story, as Mary Gertrude.
  • 1982–1983, Private Benjamin, as Capt. Amanda Allen.
  • 1981, All the Way Home, as Aunt Hannah.
  • 1980–1981, Flo, as Florence Jean “Flo” Castleberry.

Polly Holliday 1970s

  • 1979, You Can’t Take It with You, as Miriam Kirby.
  • 1978, The One and Only, as Mrs. Crawford.
  • 1976, All the President’s Men, as Dardis’s Secretary.
  • 1976, NBC Special Treat, as Mrs. Cronkite.
  • 1976, Bernice Bobs Her Hair, as Mrs. Harvey.
  • 1976–1980, Alice, as Florence Jean “Flo” Castleberry.
  • 1975, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, as Mrs. Cozzens.
  • 1975, The Silence, as Mrs. Watson.
  • 1975, The Catamount Killing, as Miss Pearson.
  • 1975, Distance, as Mrs. Herman.
  • 1974, Search for Tomorrow, as Prison Inmate Leader.
  • 1974, Wedding Band, as Annabelle.

Frequently asked questions about Polly Holliday

Who is Polly Holliday

Holliday is an American actress who is most popular for starring as Florence Jean “Flo” Castleberry on the television series Alice from 1976 to 1980 and the spinoff TV series Flo from 1980 to 1981.

How Old is Polly Holliday?

Holliday is 83 years old as of 2020. She was born on July 2, 1937, in Jasper, Alabama, United States of America.

Is Polly Holliday still alive?

She is still alive and well at the advancing age of 83 years in 2020.

Is Polly Holliday Married?

Holliday is not married and her partner is not publicly known, she is very secretive when it comes to personal matters. Over the course of her illustrious career, she preferred to keep her personal life tightly under wraps away from the prying eyes of the media.

How much is Polly Holliday worth?

Holliday has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2020. This includes her assets, money and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress.

Where does Holliday live?

Holliday currently resides in the United States. She has not shared her precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of her house.

Why Did Polly Holliday Leave Alice?

The show was canceled soon after Holliday arrived as it had been suffering low ratings.

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