Least and Most Prolific Moll?

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Least and Most Prolific Moll?

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*The moll with the shortest acting career had to be Gail Hire--Egghead's "biographer" during the second season. Her only other appearance (according to IMDB) was in 1965's "Red Line 7000."

*The moll with the longest is arguably Sherry Jackson, who had a 30-year acting career that included 132 appearances as a child co-star on "Make Room for Daddy."

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Doing a little more research, Hire got married to ad producer/director Murray Bruce in 1970 and developed into an accomplished artist. What seems most amazing (given the episodes she appeared in and the Hub refusing to show them) is that she has Native American roots and is deeply involved in related causes. Here's her brief bio on her website:

http://www.gailbruce.com/AboutArtist.html

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In terms of moll with most productive post-Batman credits, I'd give the award to Julie Gregg with a Tony nomination on Broadway in the musical "The Happy Time", a role in "The Godfather" and graduating to tougher dramatic TV guest shots. (Jill St. John had even more impressive credits after Batman but she was already an established movie star at the time)

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How about Lesley Gore? Oh, she was a singer. Does that count, ha? Barbara Nichols did some movies, and a lot of TV. If you consider Hermione Baddely a moll she also did plenty of TV and movies.

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I think the best way to judge something like this, is did they become more famous or get to do much better things after their time as a Bat moll, or was being a Bat moll just the latest in a line of being a "journeyman" performer.

Gore and Jill St. John were in the "famous already" category at the time.

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epaddon wrote:or was being a Bat moll just the latest in a line of being a "journeyman" performer
That would describe the vast majority of molls.

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Dr. Shimel wrote:Doing a little more research, Hire got married to ad producer/director Murray Bruce in 1970 and developed into an accomplished artist. What seems most amazing (given the episodes she appeared in and the Hub refusing to show them) is that she has Native American roots and is deeply involved in related causes. Here's her brief bio on her website:

http://www.gailbruce.com/AboutArtist.html

I thought Hire did a great job, for only her second screen appearance! I hope the show's attempts at Native American jokes weren't what soured her on a Hollywood career. I would've thought she'd have no trouble getting regular work after that show...

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I would say that Jill St. John and Sherry Jackson have had prolific careers (Ms. St. John was in a James Bond film), and that Julie Gregg and Marianna Hill have had interesting careers (both appeared in Godfather movies). Nancy Kovack was no slouch, nor was Leslie Parrish or Ethel Merman.

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