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Helon Blount

Helon Blount

American actress
Helon Blount
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Quick Facts

Intro American actress
Was Singer Actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 15 January 1929, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Death 7 March 2005, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA (aged 76 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Instruments:
Voice
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Biography

Helon Blount (January 15, 1929 – March 7, 2005) was an actress and singer who appeared in the original Broadway productions of such musicals as The Most Happy Fella, Woman of the Year and Follies.

Biography

She was born in Big Spring, Texas and attended the fine arts and music school at the University of Texas. She sang in the chorus of the Dallas State Fair Musicals during two summers and, after earning her Master's Degree in Voice Pedagogy, she moved to New York City.

She appeared in the original production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella on Broadway in 1956. She originally understudied the role of "Cleo" and took over the role during the Broadway run. Forty years later, Blount played “Granny Briggs” in a revised version of Loesser's Greenwillow in 1997 at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. She received a "South Florida Sammie Award" as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Other Broadway credits included playing “Dee Dee West” in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies (1971) (also understudying the roles of Hattie and Stella), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965), Musical Chairs and The Fig Leaves Are Falling (1969). In Kander and Ebb's Woman of the Year (1981), which starred Lauren Bacall, Blount played several characters. Blount also appeared in Riverwind in 1962, an Off-Broadway musical.

Personal

Blount died on March 7, 2005. Blount's husband, Keith Kaldenberg, whom she met as a member of the cast of The Most Happy Fella, predeceased her. Their daughter Kim survives her parents.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 25 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.playbill.com/article/helon-blount-kaldenberg-of-broadways-happy-fella-and-follies-dead-at-76-com-124621#
https://www.playbill.com/production/the-most-happy-fella-imperial-theatre-vault-0000006057
https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Helon-Blount/
http://www.playbill.com/article/south-florida-sammie-awards-announced-com-71517#
http://www.playbill.com/article/sarasota-greenwillow-opens-june-10-com-70671#
https://www.playbill.com/production/follies-winter-garden-theatre-vault-0000011547
https://www.playbill.com/person/helon-blount-vault-0000099066#
http://www.lortel.org/Archives/Production/3811
https://web.archive.org/web/20050404002824/http://www.playbill.com/news/article/91648.html
https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/77934
http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/21755
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n94097135
https://viaf.org/viaf/63243405
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n94097135
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