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Allyce Beasley (born July 6, 1954) is an American actress, voice artist and comedian. She is best-known for her role as rhyming, love-struck receptionist Agnes DiPesto in the television series Moonlighting. From 2000 to March 30, 2007, she was the announcer on Playhouse Disney, a morning lineup of programming for toddlers on Disney Channel. She appeared briefly as a guidance counselor in the Reese Witherspoon film comedy Legally Blonde and played Coach's daughter, Lisa Pantusso, on Cheers. She also announced the safety video during The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida.

Allyce Beasley
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Beasley and then husband, actor Vincent Schiavelli on September 20, 1987
Born
Alice Tannenberg

(1954-07-06) July 6, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationActress, voice artist, comedian
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)
Christopher Sansocie
(m. 1970; div. 1972)

Vincent Schiavelli
(m. 1985; div. 1988)

Jim Bosche (m. 1999)
Children1

Personal lifeEdit

Beasley was born Allyce Tannenberg in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. She is the daughter of Harriet, a bookkeeper, and Marvin Tannenberg, a cartoonist.[1]

Beasley married Christopher Sansocie in 1970. They divorced in 1972.[2] From 1985 to 1988, she was married to actor Vincent Schiavelli (who died in 2005); they had one son, Andrea Schiavelli. In 1999, Beasley married for the third time to her current husband Jim Bosche.

Beasley is a breast cancer survivor.[3] She is Jewish[4].

Voice workEdit

Beasley has also worked as a voice actress. She is probably best known for Miss Alordayne Grotke in the popular Walt Disney TV series Recess and in 1999 she appeared in the movie Stuart Little along with her costar from Recess, Dabney Coleman.

On a computer game called Pacxon, she provides the voice of Clyde's mom.

She has also voiced herself in an episode of Johnny Bravo, made a guest appearance in the television series The Wild Thornberrys, Extreme Ghostbusters, Pound Puppies, Darkwing Duck, Lloyd in Space and Duckman and the film Garfield on the Town and voiced several characters in the video game EverQuest II.

She also narrated for Playhouse Disney from 2000 until March 30, 2007; previously, she was the narrator for Storytime with Thomas on Fox Family (now FreeForm). She was also the announcer for the safety video with Itchy and Scratchy that plays during The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida.

Stage workEdit

During the summer of 2009, she was seen onstage in The Drowsy Chaperone at Gateway Playhouse on Long Island, playing Mrs. Tottendale.

She replaced Veanne Cox in the role of Mme. Renaud/Mme. Dindon in the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles alongside Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge on September 14, 2010.

In the Spring of 2014, she portrayed Doris in the musical Damn Yankees with Lora Lee Gayer at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Allyce Beasley Biography (1954-)". www.filmreference.com.
  2. ^ Article People Magazine, 1986]
  3. ^ List of breast cancer survivors Archived 2012-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Goodwin, Betty. "BEASLEY: `A LOT OF ME IN DIPESTO`". chicagotribune.com.

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