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Penny Singleton

Penny Singleton
Penny Singleton in 1990
Personal information
Birth nameMarianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty
Birth dateSeptember 15, 1908
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 12, 2003(age 95)
Death placeSherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Years active1930 - 1990
SpouseDr. Laurence Scogga Singleton (1937 - 1939) (divorced)
Robert Sparks (1941 - 1963) (his death)

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Penny Singleton (September 15, 1908 - November 12, 2003) was an American film actress. Born Marianna Dorothy Agnes Letitia McNulty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (commonly known as Dorothy McNulty) she was the daughter of an Irish-American newspaperman Benny McNulty - from whom she received the nickname 'Penny' because she was "as bright as a penny".

During her sixty year career Singleton appeared as the comic strip heroine Blondie Bumstead in a series of 28 motion pictures from 1938 until 1950 and the popular Blondie radio program from 1939 until 1950.

Singleton also provided the voice of Jane Jetson in the animated series The Jetsons.

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