Carole Shelley

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Stage Actress
Date of Birth August 16, 1939
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Aug 31, 2018 (79)
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Carole Shelley

Carole Augusta Shelley was a British-American actress who made her career in the United States. Her many stage roles included the character of Madame Morrible in the original Broadway cast of the musical Wicked. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Elephant Man in 1979.

Born: Carole Augusta Shelley, 16 August 1939, London, England
Died: August 31, 2018, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1949–2018
Spouse(s): Albert G. Woods (1967–1971, his death)
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About Carole Shelley

English actress who appeared in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She earned a Tony Award for her performance in the 1979 Broadway production of The Elephant Man.

Before Fame

She debuted on Broadway in the 1965 production of The Odd Couple, sharing the stage with Walter Matthau.


She lent her voice acting talents to several animated Disney films, including Robin Hood, Hercules, and The Aristocats.

Family Life

She was married to Albert G. Woods from 1967 until his death in 1971.


She and Walter Matthau performed with Art Carney in the original Broadway production of The Odd Couple.

Information related to Carole Shelley

  • People educated at St. Mary's Town and Country School
  • Jewish British actresses
  • English musical theatre actresses
  • English voice actresses
  • Drama Desk Award winners
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