Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Polly Holliday

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As famous for delivering the catchphrase 'Kiss My Grits!' as she is for portraying the wisecracking Texan named Florence Jean Castleberry who regularly said it on the 1970s sitcom Alice*, Polly Holliday is obviously a gifted comedic actress; but on The Golden Girls in the 1980s she showed her more wistful side, playing Rose Nylund's blind sister Lily. She returned to kicking ass (mainly Tim Allen's), on Home Improvement in the 1990s, playing the mother-in-law from Hell.

*Shamefully, still not available on DVD.

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Y | O | Y said...

And that wig and gum chomping were perfect!

michael sean morris said...

Oh, it was all good where Florence Jean Castleberry is concerned. She didn't even have to talk to get a laugh; a cutaway of her chewing gum skeptically is all it took.