Dody Goodman, 1914 – 2008

When I was young, my mom let me watch Grease way too many times.

I am glad she did; otherwise I would have missed out on many fun performances.  Dody Goodman played the high school secretary to ultimate airheaded fun.  She did this again in Grease 2 and then a variant in Splash.

She excelled at playing the ditz, much like Grace Allen did.

Here are two quotes from Grease, said so innocently by a sweet old lady:

Principal McGee: Blanche, do you have the schedules?
Blanche: Yes Ms. McGee, I just had my hands on them.
Principal McGee: Oh good, they’ll be nice and smudged.
Blanche: Oh here they are. If they would have been a snake they would have bitten me.
Principal McGee: Blanche, these are the schedules we had for last semester. Maybe next year you’ll find the ones for this semester.

Blanche: When I hear music, I just can’t make my feet behave.
Sonny: Thinks she’s Tinkerbell.
Blanche: Hush, Sonny.

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