Beatrice Lillie

Actress, Soundtrack

Actress, Soundtrack


Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually took the girls to England to test the waters. In ...
Birth date
1894-05-29
Death date
1989-01-20
Awards
1 win.
Height
5' 4" (1.63 m)

Known For


Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mrs. Meers (1967)
Exit Smiling
Exit Smiling
Violet (1926)
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days
Leader of London Revivalist Group (1956)
On Approval
On Approval
Maria Wislack (1944)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActressBefore the Fringe
(TV Series) - Episode #2.6 (1967)
1967
ActressThoroughly Modern Millie
Mrs. Meers
1967
ActressThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Sketch Actor - Episode #14.6 (1960) ... Sketch Actor
1960
ActressAround the World in 80 Days
Leader of London Revivalist Group
1956
ActressOn Approval
Maria Wislack
1944
ActressDoctor Rhythm
Mrs. Lorelei Dodge-Blodgett
1938
ActressAre You There?
Shirley Travis (as Beatrice Lilly)
1930
ActressShow of Shows
Performer in 'Recitations' Number
1929
ActressExit Smiling
Violet
1926
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Jack O'Brian & Beatrice Lillie (1956) ... (performer: "Have Courage To Say No")
1956
SoundtrackAround the World in 80 Days
(performer: "Have Courage to Say No" - uncredited)
1956
SoundtrackShow of Shows
(performer: "Your Mother and Mine" (1929) - uncredited)
1929
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 17 April 1969 (1969) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 11 April 1969 (1969) ... Self - Guest - Tony Randall, Xavier Cugat, Charo, Bea Lillie (1965) ... Self - Guest - Pat Boone guest host; Allan Sherman, Beatrice Lillie, Sammy Cahn, Shirley Boone (Pat's wife) (1964) ... Self - Guest - Beatrice Lillie, Milt Kamen, Little Egypt, Rev. William, Bell Glenesk (1963) ... Self - Guest Show all 6 episodes
1962-1969
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Rod Perry, Milt Kamen, Beatrice Lillie, Marilyn Michaels, Dave Garroway, Walter Sullivan (1968) ... Self - Bob Crane, Beatrice Lillie, Selma Diamond, Reverend James Kavanaugh (1967) ... Self - Patricia Marand, Peggy Cass, Beatrice Lillie, Ross Hunter, Pat McCormick (1967) ... Self - David Merrick, Beatrice Lillie, Phil Foster, Renee Taylor, Jacqueline Susann (1966) ... Self - Beatrice Lillie, Jack Carter, David Burns, Gabriel Dell, Rip Taylor, Dick Gregory, Genevieve, Monti Rock III, Merriman Smith (1965) ... Self
1965-1968
SelfBritish Pathé News
(TV Series) Self - Variety Club Race Meeting (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfJuke Box Jury
(TV Series) Self - Panellist - Episode #1.416 (1967) ... Self - Panellist - Episode #1.87 (1961) ... Self - Panellist
1961-1967
SelfThe Joey Bishop Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.10 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfThe Linkletter Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 23 March 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 16 March 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfGypsy
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 15 March 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfA 1960'S Radio Broadcast Addition: Chase and Sandborn 101st Anniversary
(TV Movie) Self
1965
SelfThe Bob Hope Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Dinah Shore, Andy Williams, Beatrice Lillie, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1965) ... Self - Guest - Maurice Chevalier and Beatrice Lillie (1954) ... Self - Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bill Hayes, Michael Kidd, Beatrice Lillie, Arnold Stang (1950) ... Self
1950-1965
SelfThe Jack Paar Program
(TV Series) Self / Self (on film) - Episode #3.35 (1965) ... Self (on film) - Episode #3.20 (1965) ... Self - Episode #2.32 (1964) ... Self
1964-1965
SelfThe Eamonn Andrews Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.13 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Beatrice Lillie (2) (1964) ... Self - Mystery Guest - Jack O'Brian & Beatrice Lillie (1956) ... Self - Mystery Guest - Beatrice Lillie (1952) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1952-1964
SelfThis Is Your Life
(TV Series documentary) Self - Ruby Miller (1962) ... Self - Florence Desmond (1959) ... Self
1959-1962
SelfPassword
(TV Series) Self - Tom Poston vs. Beatrice Lillie (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self - Actress - Episode #1.80 (1962) ... Self - Actress
1962
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.191 (1962) ... Self - Episode dated 16 March 1962 (1962) ... Self - Episode #4.121 (1961) ... Self - Episode #4.104 (1961) ... Self
1961-1962
SelfThe 15th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Accepting Award for Joan Plowright
1961
SelfThe Arthur Murray Party
(TV Series) Self / Self - Comic Actress - Episode #11.23 (1960) ... Self - Comic Actress - Episode #8.23 (1957) ... Self - Episode #8.12 (1957) ... Self - Episode #1.14 (1950) ... Self
1950-1960
SelfThe Bell Telephone Hour
(TV Series) Self - Singer - The Four of Us (1960) ... Self - Singer
1960
SelfG.P.O. Telephone Personality Girl
(TV Movie) Self - Performer
1959
SelfThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(TV Series) Self - Janis Paige, Jimmie Rodgers, Beatrice Lillie (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfThe 11th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1957
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #10.26 (1957) ... Self - Episode #8.24 (1955) ... Self - Episode #5.33 (1952) ... Self - Episode #5.23 (1952) ... Self
1952-1957
SelfThe Walter Winchell Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #3.38 (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfThis Is Show Business
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.3 (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfThis Is Show Business
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 2 March 1952 (1952) ... Self - Episode #2.29 (1950) ... Self
1950-1952
SelfThe U.S. Royal Showcase
(TV Series) Self - Beatrice Lillie (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfThe Ezio Pinza Show
(TV Series) Self - Actress / Singer - Episode #1.4 (1951) ... Self - Actress / Singer
1951
SelfThe Colgate Comedy Hour
(TV Series) Self - Host - Host: Beatrice Lillie; Guests: Victor Moore, Dick Haymes, Wally Cox, Harold Lang, Helen Gallagher (1951) ... Self - Host - Host: Beatrice Lillie; Guests: Rex Harrison, Jean Sablon, Valerie Bettis, Wally Cox, Nelson Case (1951) ... Self - Host
1951
SelfShowtime, U.S.A.
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.27 (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfAll Star Revue
(TV Series) Self - Host: Ed Wynn; Guests: Beatrice Lillie, Ben Wrigley, Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers, Merriel Abbott Dancers (1950) ... Self
1950
SelfStar Spangled Revue
(TV Special) Self
1950
SelfCelebrity Time
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.20 (1949) ... Self
1949
SelfThe Milton Berle Show
(TV Series) Self - Actress - Episode #1.35 (1949) ... Self - Actress
1949
SelfA Welcome to Britain
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
1943
SelfBroadway Highlights No. 2
(Short) Self
1935
SelfBeatrice Lillie
(Short) Self
1929
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Vaudeville (1997) ... Self
1997
Archive footageBob Hope's Birthday Memories
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1994
Archive footageBroadway Highlights No. 1
(Short) Bea Lillie (as Bea Lillie)
1935