|Height:||170 cm (5' 7'')|
|Birth Day:||September 15, 1908|
|Death Date:||Nov 2, 2003 (age 95)|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, United States|
|Height:||170 cm (5' 7'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
As per our current Database, Penny Singleton died on Nov 2, 2003 (age 95).
She toured in a vaudeville act called The Kiddie Kabaret, and sang in a silent movie theater.
Singleton married Laurence Scroggs Singleton, a dentist, in 1937; they divorced in 1939, with her keeping the "Singleton" surname as part of her stage name the rest of her life. She was married to Robert C. Sparks, a Marine Corps officer and film producer, from 1941 until his death in 1963. Singleton had two daughters, Dorothy and Susan. She was a Roman Catholic and a Democrat who supported Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 presidential election.
Singleton appeared as a nightclub singer in After the Thin Man, credited as Dorothy McNulty. She was cast opposite Arthur Lake (as Dagwood) in the feature film Blondie in 1938, based on the comic strip by Chic Young. They repeated their roles on a radio comedy beginning in 1939 and in guest appearances on other radio shows. As Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead, they proved so popular that a succession of 27 sequels was made from 1938 until 1950, with the radio show ending the same year. Singleton's husband Robert Sparks produced 12 of these sequels. Also in 1950, she had her own program, The Penny Singleton Show, on NBC radio.
For her contributions to both radio and the motion-picture industry, in 1960, Singleton was honored with two stars as she was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star for radio is located at 6811 Hollywood Boulevard, and her film star is at 6547 Hollywood Boulevard.
Singleton was active in union affairs, as a vocal member of the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). She was elected president of the AGVA in 1958–1959, and again in 1969–1970. Her union membership was suspended in 1962, when she was accused of slandering some of the union's officers, and she countersued. She testified on the exploitation of women in variety work, and the union's shortcomings in representing those workers, before a United States Senate subcommittee in 1962. "I charge here and now that the exotic and strip artists have been abandoned and made outcasts by the very union to which they pay dues for representation and protection," she announced to the subcommittee.
Singleton was reinstated as a union member in 1963, after the dispute reached a legal settlement. In 1967, she led a successful month-long strike by the Radio City Rockettes for better working conditions. During her presidency, she led negotiations with the Disney on Parade show (NAWAL Productions)during a variety artists' strike in the Disney on Parade (DOP)show 1970. The joint venture show of Walt Disney and NBC.
On November 12, 2003, Singleton died at the age of 95 of respiratory failure, in Sherman Oaks, California.
Penny was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penny's father was a newspaper typesetter. Penny was married to her second husband, Robert Sparks, from 1941 until 1963.
Currently, Penny Singleton is 113 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Penny Singleton will celebrate 114th birthday on a Thursday 15th of September 2022. Below we countdown to Penny Singleton upcoming birthday.