Nora Denney (September 3, 1927 â€" November 20, 2005), also known as Dodo Denney, was an American stage, television, and film actress.


One of her most notable roles was as Mrs. Teevee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. She was initially the producers' second choice behind Jean Stapleton who did the pilot for All in the Family instead. She was also memorable as the Bloomingdales shop lady who assisted Daryl Hannah's mermaid character in buying new clothes in Splash.

Personal life

Nora Denney

Denney's sons, Dix and John, are the founders of the Los Angeles based punk band The Weirdos.


Denney died of cancer on November 20, 2005 at her home in Crestline, California.


External links

  • Nora Denney at the Internet Movie Database
  • Nora Denney at AllMovie
  • Nora Denney at Find a Grave

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