Connie Cezon worked with the Three Stooges.
But wait, there's more.
Cezon (second from left) hams it up with Moe Howard and Larry Fine in the Three Stooges film Hot Stuff
|Born||(1925-03-28)March 28, 1925|
Oakland, California, USA
|Died||February 26, 2004(2004-02-26) (aged 78)|
Glendale, California, USA
|Cause of death||Breast cancer|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale|
Movies and TV
- Perry Mason (1957–1964) 17 episodes
- Dead Ringer (1964)
- Triple Crossed (1959)
- Rusty Romeos (1957)
- Hot Stuff (1956)
- Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1955)
- Female Jungle (1955)
- Gang Busters (1952, 1955)
- Playgirl (1954)
- Tricky Dicks (1953)
- Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953)
- The Abbott and Costello Show (1953)
- So You Want To Go To A Convention (1952)
- Corny Casanovas (1952)
- Outlaw Women (1952)
- Boston Blackie (1951)
- Capello, Bill. The Three Stooges Journal #117 (2006) p. 18
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Connie Cezon was not the only famous member of her family. She was related to a famous artist, Paul Cezanne, commonly refered to by his last name.
She trained in musical comedy and melodrama at the Pasadena Playhouse and appeared on stage in New York and Hollywood. She was in Blackouts for four years with Ken Murray and worked with him on television. She appeared on some other television programs and was a semi-regular cast member on the PERRY MASON SHOW as receptionist "Gertie", usually making only brief appearences, although she had a larger part on one episode where Barbara Hale ( "Della Street" ) did not appear.
Jules White was the head of the Columbia short subjects department. His brother Jack White worked on the tv series PERRY MASON. Connie Cezon was one of several people who had worked in the Three Stooges films that went on to appear on the PERRY MASON program.
After playing a golddigger in the Three Stooges films, she played the same character again on television with Abbott and Costello.
Connie Cezon was one of the glamour girls herself, but she also doubled for Bette Davis in the 1964 movie DEAD RINGER, a story where Bette Davis was supposed to have an identical twin. The internet movie database says that she's recognizable in a scene where she was supposed to be disguised by a veil. Bettie Davis also mentioned Connie Cezon in her autobiography.
This photo is from her 1946 Academy Players guide and may be the earliest professional portrait of her in existence.
No Black Sox here.
Shemp: "What's your last name?"
Shemp: "Oh, 'Slick Chick'." [she plays a pickpocket]
Shemp: "Where were you born?"
Connie: "In a hospital. I wanted to be near my mother."
[said with as straight a face as you can get; makes it
that much funnier]
--"Tricky Dicks" (1953)
As "Gertie", a recurring character on tv's PERRY MASON.
Abbott And Costello Meet Connie Cezon:
Cezanne ( Artist Paul Cezanne, related ):
EYEFUL Magazine - June 1951 - with Connie Cezon:
Perry Mason TV:
The Three Stooges: