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Who was the woman on The Gong ...

Question: Who was the woman on The Gong Show panel? I think she was a singer at one time. Thank you.

Answer: I'll take a wild guess here, assume you don't have Phyllis Diller or Dr. Joyce Brothers in mind and answer with jazz singer Jaye P. Morgan, often introduced by cocreator and host Chuck Barris as "juicy." And I'm sure the lady would object to your "singer at one time" classification, since she told the Los Angeles Times in 1997 that despite her various entertainment credits (movies, TV, stage, comedy), "[W]hen I get up in the morning, I get up as a singer."

Morgan, born Mary Margaret but dubbed J.P. when she took the job of class treasurer in high school, started her entertainment education at the age of 3 or 4 in a family act and eventually worked her way up to hit records ("The Longest Walk" and "That's All I Want from You" in the mid-'50s), work in stage musicals, numerread more


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Irreconcilable Differences
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Year Title Description
2004 Broadway Movie, Actor
2002 People I Know Movie, Actor - Himself
1984 Irreconcilable Differences Movie, Actor - Entertainment Editor
1982 Inside America TV Show Series, Remarks by
1981 Inchon Movie, Actor - Longfellow

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