Character actress, Alice Pearce, was born on Oct 16, 1917 in New York City, NY. Pearce died at the age of 48 on Mar 3, 1966 in Hollywood, CA .
Alice Pearce was a short, beaky, brown-haired American comic actress with a receding chin and protruding lips. She made the most of her 'caricature of a face' to create the unforgettably sinus-ridden Lucy Schmeeler in the stage and film versions of "On The Town". A popular Broadway and nightclub comedienne, following her stage debut in New Faces of 1943, she found too little time to provide films with enough gems to follow her 'Lucy' role, everyone's idea of the blind date they'd rather not see. She died from cancer.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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[He kisses her on the cheek]
Gabey: Good night.
Lucy Schmeeler: Oh you bad boy! Now I won't wash my cheek for a year.
Lucy Schmeeler: That's the nicest thing anybody ever said to me!
Brunhilde Esterhazy: [as Lucy prepares to go out] Don't worry, Lucy, I'll do the same for you one of these days.
Lucy Schmeeler: When will you ever get the opportunity?
Chip: Goodbye, Miss Schmeeler.
Lucy Schmeeler: Goodbye, Mr. Chips!
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