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Yvonne Wilder
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Actress
    (September 21, 1937- )
    Born in United States
    Birth name is Yvonne Othon
    Acted in films, 'West Side Story,' 'Silent Movie,' 'Seems Like Old Times,' 'Blood Brothers,' and 'The Return of Count Yorga'
    Had recurring roles on 'Full House,' 'Archie Bunker's Place,' 'Condo,' 'Operation Petticoat,' '227,' and 'The Equalizer'
    Stand-up comedian frequently teamed with Jack Colvin for appearances on variety shows such as 'The Hollywood Palace,' 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,' 'The Dean Martin Show,' 'Operation Entertainment,' and 'Playboy After Dark'
    She was typecast in ethnic roles, usually lower class women or prostitutes.
    Despite over thirty years' work on film, television, and the stage, she is almost exclusively known as Uncle Jesse's mom and the Olsen Twins' grandma on several episodes of 'Full House' (along with her incessant preoccupation with Jesse's 'little tushy').
    She was actually the second actress to play the role of Irene Katsopolis (like everything else in the much darker first season, the first actress was changed out).
    She has been accused along with, Rita Moreno, of ganging up on an already insecure Natalie Wood during the filming of 'West Side Story.'
    She played Archie Bunker's girlfriend in the 'All in the Family' spinoff, 'Archie Bunker's Place' and then acted in the 'All in the Family' knockoff, 'Condo,' as a sort Hispanic/Latina-version of Louise Jefferson.
    She was two years older than her on-screen father, James Victor, who was given the Estelle Getty treatment to make him appear elderly.
    She played Anita in 'West Side Story' on and off-Broadway in over 1500 performances.
    She was a good sport about losing the part of Anita to Rita Moreno in the film version, and the two remain good friends.
    She danced in the now classic 'America' sequence, which is arguably the best known part of the film.
    Her comedic teaming with Jack Colvin is an underrated duo which didn't receive nearly the attention it should have.
    She and Colvin made their final appearance on an episode of 'Gimme a Break,' as a married couple of feuding anthropologists.
    She came to public attention for her memorable guest spots on The Partridge Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Mama's Family.
    She is a graduate of both the High School for Performing Arts in New York and the Royal Academy of Art in London.
    She worked to help Natalie Wood better her Puerto Rican accent, being of Puerto-Rican/Cuban descent herself.
    She has retired from acting, but has taken up sculpting and oil/watercolor painting.
    Her work has been showcased at the Santa Monica Art Institute.

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