Polly Holliday
Polly Holliday

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Name: Polly Holliday
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Height: 170 cm (5' 7'')
Birth Day: July 2, 1937
Age: 83
Birth Place: Jasper, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Polly Holliday

Polly Holliday was born on July 2, 1937 in Jasper, United States (83 years old). Polly Holliday is an Actor, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Polly Hollidaynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She played Martha Brewster in the 1986 Broadway revival of Arsenic and Old Lace, and she received a Tony nomination for her 1990 role of Big Mama in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$2 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She taught piano lessons in Alabama before beginning her acting career at Florida's Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Biography Timeline


In 1973, Holliday moved to New York City and appeared in Alice Childress's play Wedding Band at the Public Theater. More than a year later, she was cast in the Broadway hit All Over Town. While working on All Over Town, she befriended the play's director, Dustin Hoffman, who later worked with her on the 1976 movie All the President's Men.


In 1976 Holliday was cast — in what would be her major break — as sassy, man-hungry waitress Flo Castleberry on the American sitcom Alice. Her character coined the popular catchphrase "Kiss my grits!" The phrase became part of the American vocabulary. Holliday starred in Alice from 1976 to 1980, and then moved to her own short-lived spin-off show, titled Flo, in which Flo left her residence in Arizona and moved back home. The show was successful during its abbreviated first season, but ratings declined during the following season due to a time change, and it was canceled in 1981.


In 1983, Holliday joined the cast of the CBS-TV sitcom Private Benjamin as a temporary replacement for series regular Eileen Brennan, who was recovering from serious injuries after being struck by a car.


Holliday's notable roles in films include All the President's Men, Moon Over Parador , Mrs. Doubtfire, the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap and her role as Mrs. Ruby Deagle in the 1984 hit Gremlins, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.


On the Broadway stage, she has appeared in revivals of Arsenic and Old Lace (1986) as Martha Brewster, one of the dotty, homicidal, sweet old aunties; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990), for which she was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of Big Mama; and Picnic (1994). She also appeared in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap as the director of Camp Walden. In 2000, she appeared at Lincoln Center in a revival of Arthur Laurents's The Time of the Cuckoo.


In 2000, she was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame.


Holliday was born in Jasper, Alabama, the daughter of Ernest Sullivan Holliday, a truck driver, and Velma Mabell Holliday (née Cain). She grew up in Childersburg and Sylacauga, where her brother Doyle's boyhood friend Jim Nabors lived. Before acting, Holliday worked as a piano teacher in her native Alabama, and then in Florida. She began her acting career as a member of the Asolo Theatre Company in Sarasota, Florida, where she stayed for 10 years. Holliday is an Episcopalian who sang in the St. Andrews Episcopal Choir in Mobile, Alabama and in January 2010 she appeared as herself in an official advertisement campaign for the Episcopal Church. In New York City, she sang in the Grace Church (Episcopalian) Choral Society in Greenwich Village and ran a chamber music series there called the Willow Ensemble (1995-2008). She is also a registered Democrat..

Family Life

Polly was born in Jasper, Alabama to Velma Cain Mabell and trucker Ernest Holliday.

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Currently, Polly Holliday is 85 years, 2 months and 22 days old. Polly Holliday will celebrate 86th birthday on a Sunday 2nd of July 2023. Below we countdown to Polly Holliday upcoming birthday.


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