Arlene Golonka Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Nov, 2018
Facts of Arlene Golonka
Date of Birth: 1936 , January-23
Age: 82 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Arlene Golonka
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Ethnicity white
Profession Actress
Hair Color Blonde
Married Yes
Married to Larry Delaney (m. 1969), Mike Longo (m. 1963)
Divorce Larry Delaney (1977), Mike Longo (1967)
Education Goodman Theatre
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Arlene Leanore Golonka is a very beautiful actor and a reputed personality. She came to recognition after playing Millie Hutchins on the television comedy, The Andy Griffith Show. She is also widely known for her role as Mile Swanson on an American television series, Mayberry R.F.D. 

She has been married Michael Longo from 1963 until 1967. Following her divorce from Larry Delaney, she married 1969. They divorced in 1977.

Early Life And Career Of Arlene Golonka

Golonka was born on January 23, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. She is of Polish descent.

Golonka who started her acting career in her early teens moved to New York City for further studies after completing her education at the Prestigious Godman Theater in Chicago.

Golonka made her first major theater appearance through the production named The Night Circus with Ben Gazzara on November 17, 1958, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. She later worked in other play Take Me Along with Jackie Gleason, Walter Pidgeon, and Robert Morse in 1959.

Golonka also worked in Neil Simon's first Broadway play, Blow Your Horn in February 1961. The show ran 677 performances until October 1962. She made her appearance on record, in a well-received comedy album called You Don't Have to Be Jewish in 1965.

Golonka later moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at television and appeared in television series that includes Car 54, Where Are You?, Get Smart, The Flying Nun, and The Andy Griffith Show.

In addition to her acting career, she has provided her voice to several animated cartoons and television series. She was regular on the animated cartoon, Speed Buggy, where she did the voice over for the character named "Debbie."

Golonka has also provided her voice in other animated series like The New Yogi Bear Show, Capitol Critters, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and The New Scooby-Doo Movies. She also appeared in supporting roles in many films including Harvey Middleman, Welcome to Hard Times, Penelope, The Busy Body, The Elevator and Hang 'Em High.

Arlene Golonka's Net Worth And Salary

Arlene Golonka's net worth of $5 million at present. She has a good income from her acting career which has added her such an impressive net worth.

She has starred in several films including Diary of a Bachelor, Harvey Middleman, Fireman, Penelope, and has also appeared in episodes of the TV series Car 54, Where Are You?, Get Smart, M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Love, American Style, Mary Tyler Moore.

She had supporting roles in some 30 films, including Harvey Middleman, Fireman (1965), Penelope (1966), The Busy Body (1967), Welcome to Hard Times (1967), Hang 'Em High (1968), The Elevator (1974), and Airport '77 (1977).

In 1992, Golonka appeared as Sally Nash in the 13th episode "Fool for Love" in season 5 of the television series In the Heat of the Night with Carroll O'Connor. In this episode she played the other woman to a philandering Dr. Vance Talbot (played by actor Robert Ginty) who tries to frame her for the murder of his wife before murdering Nash as well.

Arlene Golonka's Personal Life And Affairs

Golonka, aged 81, is currently single. Her birth sign is Aquarius. She has been active in the field for many years (1958-2005). She was a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. Besides, she was also a roommate of Valerie Harper and helped her in her career.

Talking about her personal life, she was married twice in her life.

Golonka met Michael Longo in early 1963. The couple got married in 1963, after having an affair for a few years. However, the relationship did not last, as they divorced in 1967.

Golonka married Larry Delaney, a television actor in 1969 after having an affair for several years. However, her relationship with Larry too didn't last and the couple divorced in 1977 after being in a relationship for eight years.

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