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Florence Stanley

Florence Stanley has distinguished herself with roles on both stage and screen. On Broadway, she appeared in The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Fools, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, The Glass Menagerie, and The Apple Doesn't Fall, which began in Los Angeles before moving to Broadway.

Stanley is perhaps best known as Bernice Fish, wife to Abe Vigoda's crotchety Detective Fish on Barney Miller and the series spinoff, Fish. She was also a series regular on My Two Dads, Dinosaurs, Nurses, Joe and Sons, and The Simple Life. Her more recent guest-starring appearances include roles on Malcolm in the Middle, Mad About You, and Cybill.

On the big screen, Stanley appeared in Bulworth, The Odd Couple II, Trapped in Paradise, Outrageous Fortune, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Fortune, Up the Down Staircase, and The Day of the Dolphin.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Florence Stanley Facts

Birth Name Florence Schwartz
BirthdayJuly 1, 1924
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathOctober 3, 2003 (age 79)

Selected Filmography

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