Rae Allen was an award-winning stage and screen actress known for her role as nosy reporter Gloria Thorpe in “Damn Yankees” and as Quintina Blundetto in “The Sopranos.”
Rae was born in Brooklyn as Rae Julia Theresa Abruzzo. Allen started her vocation on the stage in the wake of moving on from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1947.
Her first Broadway credit was in 1948, as a gathering member in the George Abbott coordinated and expressed “Where’s Charley?” Over the following couple of years.
Rae would keep on showing up in Abbott’s different musicals, including “Refer to Me Madam” in 1950 and “The Pajama Game” in 1954, where she assumed the little part of Poopsie, an association lobbyist at the industrial facility in the show is set in.
After a year, Rae rejoined with Abbott and the writers and lyricists of “The Pajama Game,” Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, for “Damn Yankees.”
“The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, who co-composed the book with Abbott, music retells the fantasy of Faust as a tale about Joe Boyd.
A fanatic of the striving Washington Senators ball club, who is offered an arrangement with Satan to turn into the hitter the group needs to beat the Yankees.
The song was a tremendous achievement, running for north of 1,000 performances and winning seven Tonys.
For her job as Gloria, the games journalist who sings the melody “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo,” Allen accepted her first Tony selection.
John M. Allen, Who Is Rae Allen’s Ex-Husband?
Rae Allen has been married twice. She was first married to John. M Allen. Unfortunately, not much has been covered by the media.