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Georgann Johnson
Georgann Johnson (born Georgia Anne Johnson,[1] August 15, 1926
Georgann Johnson
– June 4, 2018) was an American stage, film and television actress.[2] She
was also known as Georgiann Johnson and Georgianne Johnson.[1] Born Georgia Anne
August 15, 1926
Decorah, Iowa, U.S.
Contents Died June 4, 2018
Early years (aged 91)
Stage Los Angeles,
Film California, U.S.
Television Other names Georgiann Johnson
Personal life Georgianne Johnson
Death Occupation Actress
Partial filmography Spouse(s) Stanley Prager
References (m. 1954; his
death 1971)
External links
Jack Tenner
(m. 1981; his
death 2008)
Early years Children 4
Johnson was born in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of George and Helene
(Hjerleid) Johnson. She attended Decorah High School, Luther College and Northwestern University[3] before
becoming an actress in 1952.

In 1953, Johnson was cast with her future husband actor Stanley Prager in the Broadway revival of Room Service
starring Jack Lemmon. Johnson and Prager wed in 1956. Her other Broadway credits include Critic's Choice (1960),
Drink to Me Only (1958), and Reclining Figure (1954).[4]

In films, Johnson had roles in Short Cut to Hell (1957), Midnight Cowboy (1969), From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs.
Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), Health (1980), The Day After (1983), The Slugger's Wife (1985), Murphy's Romance
(1985) and Quicksilver (1986). [5][6]

Johnson debuted on television in commercials.[7] She went on to play Alice Snowden in Archie Bunker's Place,[8]
Dorothy Jarvis in Cutter to Houston,[8]:226 Marge Weskitt on Mister Peepers,[8]:702-703 and Katherine McKay on Our
Family Honor.[8]:797 She was also a regular on The Larry Storch Show.[8]:581 During the 1970s, she appeared in long-
running cross-over role of Ellen Grant in both Another World and its spinoff Somerset, as well as Jane Spencer in As
the World Turns. She later played Charlotte O'Neill, mother of the title character in The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (played 1/3
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by Sharon Gless).[8]:1107[9]. She played the part of Doreen Selvy in Alfred Hitchcock Presents "The Night of the
Execution" about a desperate deputy DA who gets a murder conviction against a man for killing his wife, is confronted
by another man who claims he committed the crime ([10]).

Personal life
Johnson married Prager in 1954, and they remained wed until his death in 1972. In 1981, she married Jack Tenner.
They remained wed until his death in 2008.[3]

On June 4, 2018, Johnson died in Los Angeles at the age of 91.[3] She was survived by her four daughters and three

Partial filmography
Short Cut to Hell (1957) - Glory Hamilton
Midnight Cowboy (1969) - Rich Lady - New York
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973) - Mrs. Kincaid
The Front (1976) - T.V. Interviewer
Health (1980) - Lily Bell
Looker (1981) - Cindy's Mother
Shoot the Moon (1982) - Isabel
The Day After (1983, TV Movie) - Helen Oakes
The Slugger's Wife (1985) - Marie DeVito
Murphy's Romance (1985) - Margaret
Quicksilver (1986) - Mrs. Casey
Blind Date (1987) - Mrs. Gruen
Father Hood (1993) - Judge
Seven Girlfriends (1999) - Anabeth's Mother
The Deep End (2001) - 50ish Woman (uncredited)

1. Harris, Harry (July 20, 1956). "La Rosa Revisited -- After 3 Years on Own" (
40105/the_philadelphia_inquirer/). The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. p. 28. Retrieved
September 1, 2018 – via
2. Georgann Johnson profile (, "Movies &
TV", New York Times, February 2, 2013; accessed March 15, 2014.
3. "Georgeann Johnson". Classic Images (518): 46. August 2018.
4. "Georgann Johnson" (
organn-johnson-95755). Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original (https:// on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 1 September
5. Bitran, Tara (15 June 2018). " 'Midnight Cowboy' Actress Georgann Johnson Dies at 91" (
6. "Decorah native, renowned stage and screen actor Georgann Johnson Prager Tenner dies, at 91 - Decorah
Newspapers" (
7. "Georgann Johnson's Bow" ( Oakland Tribune.
California, Oakland. September 14, 1957. p. 5. Retrieved September 1, 2018 – via
8. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.:
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 2/3
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9. Georgann Johnson obituary (

enner&pid=189290517&referrer=0&preview=false),; accessed June 27, 2018.

External links
Georgann Johnson ( at the Internet Broadway Database
Georgann Johnson ( on IMDb

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