Arlene Golonka

About Arlene Golonka

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: January 23, 1936
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1958–2005
Spouse(s): Larry Delaney (1969–1977; divorced) Michael Longo (1963–1967; divorced)

Arlene Golonka

Arlene Golonka was born on January 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States, is Actress. Arlene Golonka is a celebrated American actress who has given some memorable performances. Having been named after the super talented actress, Arline Judge, it was only natural for Arlene Golonka to grow up to be as talented as the latter. Interestingly, acting became a passion for young Arlene early in life. She made her tryst with theatre early on and found success. After making her mark in the theatre, she made the next leap into television. While theatre had polished her skills and earned her a name in the acting circuit, television gave her commercial acclaim and rose her popularity further. In a few years, she established her as one of the leading character actress. She was seen in legendary television shows, such as ‘Mary Tyler Moore’, ‘All in the Family’ and ‘M*A*S*H’. She gave a spellbinding performance in a recurring role as Millie in ‘Mayberry R.F.D’, which is labelled as her best ever till date. Apart from films, Golonka appeared in supporting roles in films and also gave a number of voiceovers. Towards the end of her career, Golonka took up teaching acting. She definitely is a pot-boiler of talent, skill and versatility.
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Popular As Arlene Golonka
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 23, 1936 (Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States)
Birthday January 23
Town/City Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States
Nationality United States

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Arlene Golonka’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Arlene Golonka was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Arlene was born in Chicago in 1936 of Polish descent. She began her acting career in her early teens and went professional in a summer-stock troupe. After studying at the prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she made her way to New York City, where she studied with Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen.


A life member of The Actors Studio, She appeared in her first major production, The Night Circus with Ben Gazzara, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut on November 17, 1958. After a week-long trial run, the play moved to Broadway on December 2, 1958, but closed after only seven performances.


Despite that setback, she continued working in other plays such as Take Me Along with Jackie Gleason, Walter Pidgeon and Robert Morse (448 performances from late 1959 to late 1960), Neil Simon's first Broadway play, Come Blow Your Horn, which ran 677 performances from February 1961 until October 1962, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Kirk Douglas, from November 1963 until January 1964. Golonka appeared in two other Broadway plays from 1965-66, and took supporting roles in films produced in the New York City area.


Golonka had supporting roles in some 30 films, including Harvey Middleman, Fireman (1965), Penelope (1966), The Busy Body (1967), Welcome to Hard Times (1967), Hang 'Em High (1968), The Elevator (1974), Airport '77 (1977), The In-Laws (1979), Love At First Bite (1980), The Last Married Couple in America (1980), My Tutor (1983), The End of Innocence (1990) and A Family Affair (2001). Later in her career, she began teaching acting.


In 1992, Golonka appeared as Sally Nash in the 13th episode "Fool for Love" in season 5 of the television series In the Heat of the Night with Carroll O'Connor. In this episode she played the other woman to a philandering Dr. Vance Talbot (played by actor Robert Ginty) who tries to frame her for the murder of his wife before murdering Nash as well. Golonka was a regular on the animated cartoon Speed Buggy, providing the voice of "Debbie", and had a recurring role on the short-lived TV series Joe & Valerie. She performed voices in other animated series including The New Yogi Bear Show, Capitol Critters, Yogi's Treasure Hunt and The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

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