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    • Alice (as Joy, the dowdy one) and fellow comedic actress, Kaye Ballard (as Portia, the merry idiot) played the very vocal and funny stepsisters in the 1957 live-televised production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical comedy, Cinderella. Rodgers and Hammerstein favored singers over actors; it was rare that they cast comics with real voices in their musicals. Although the presentation's score was subsequently made into an album featuring Ghostley's vocal talents, it never made it to the Broadway stage. However, a revamped version of the production did reach London's West End for the 1958 Christmas season, but without the original cast. Alice's role was filled by a male performer dressed like a woman.

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