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Elizabeth "Beth" Howland (born May 28, 1941), is an American actress who has worked extensively on stage and television. Howland was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is best known for two of her major projects: playing Vera Louise Gorman-Novak on the sitcom Alice, inspired by the popular Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn`t Live Here Anymore; and originating the role of Amy in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim`s Company, in which she introduced the challenging, fast-paced patter song "Getting Married Today."
Born and raised in Boston, Howland is the only child born to Catholic parents. She attended a Catholic school as a young girl and became interested in acting and dancing with encouragement from one of the nuns. At the age of 16, she left home and followed a dancer friend to New York City. From November 6, 1961 to 1969, she was married to character actor Michael J. Pollard, with whom she has a daughter named Holly. She is currently married to actor Charles Kimbrough, an actor of Broadway and Murphy Brown fame. Kimbrough and Howland appeared together in Company.
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Elizabeth "Beth" Howland (May 28, 1941 – December 31, 2015) was an American actress. She worked on stage and television, and was best known for playing Vera Gorman in Alice, the sitcom inspired by the Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974).
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