Larri Thomas (Larri Thomas)

Larri Thomas

American Actress and Dancer. Born Lida Thomas, she began her career by appearing in a string of television commercials before appearing in such films as ‘Road to Bali’ (1952), ‘House of Wax’ (1953), ‘Artists and Models’ (1955) and ‘Guys and Dolls’ (1955) for which she became one of the six ‘Goldwyn Girls’, hand-picked by Sam Goldwyn to go on tour for the movie. The following year she married actor John Bromfield and appeared in several more films including ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’ (1956), ‘The Pajama Game’ (1957), ‘South Pacific’ (1958), ‘Ask Any Girl’ (1959), ‘The Music Man’ (1962), ‘Robin and the 7 Hoods’ (1964), ‘Frankie and Johnny’ (1966) and ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ (1988). She also served as a stand-in for Julie Andrews on ‘Mary Poppins’ (1964) and ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965) and had bit parts in those films as well. Among television shows she was featured on were ‘Bachelor Father’, ‘Peter Gunn’, ‘The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’, ‘Route 66’, ‘The Dean Martin Comedy Hour’ and ‘The Jerry Lewis Show’. Thomas died at home from injuries suffered from a fall. (bio by: Louis M.)

Born

  • January, 23, 1932
  • USA

Died

  • October, 10, 2013
  • USA

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