Alexis Smith was an American actress.


Born Margaret Smith in Penticton, British Columbia, she made her stage debut as a ballet dancer at the Hollywood Bowl before being spotted by Warner Brothers, which led to leads in such roles as Dive Bomber and The Constant Nymph. She also appeared in such films as The Two Mrs. Carrolls, Of Human Bondage and Here Comes the Groom.

Spending much of her career onstage, Smith returned to the screen with such films as Once is Not Enough, Tough Guys and The Age of Innocence as well as having a regular television role as Lady Jessica Montford in Dallas.

Smith passed away in 1993.


Though she was often dubbed for her singing roles in films (save for The Doughgirls and Montana) she appeared in a number of stage musicals, notably originating the role of Phyllis Rogers Stone in Follies and Lila Halliday in Platinum.

Smith would also appear in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Miss Mona, Pal Joey as Vera, and Clarissa in the 1989 production of Nymph Errant.


The Doughgirls (1944)

  • Jeepers Creepers

Montana (1950)

  • Reckon I'm in Love (duet)


Wonderful Town (1957)

  • Ohio (duet)
  • Conquering New York (contains solo lines)
  • One Hundred Easy Ways (solo)
  • Conversation Piece (contains solo lines)
  • Conga! (solo)
  • Swing! (contains solo lines)
  • Ohio (Reprise)(duet)
  • Wrong Note Rag contains solo lines)
  • It's Love (Reprise)

Follies (1971)(originated the role)

  • Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
  • Country House (duet)
  • Could I Ever Leave You? (solo)
  • Ah But Underneath (contains solo lines)

Applause (1973)

  • But Alive (solo)
  • Who's That Girl? (solo)
  • Hurry Back (solo)
  • Fasten Your Seat Belts (solo)
  • Welcome to the Theatre (solo)
  • Something Greater (solo)
  • Finale

Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973)

  • Could I Leave You? (solo)

Platinum (1978)(originated the role)

  • Back with a Beat (solo)
  • Nothing But (solo)
  • Movie Star Mansion (duet)
  • Trials and Tribulations (duet)
  • I Like You (duet)
  • 1945 (duet)
  • Too Many Mirrors (solo)
  • Old Times, Good Times (contains solo lines)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1979)

  • A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place (contains solo lines)
  • Girl, You're a Woman (contains solo lines)
  • The Bus From Amarillo (solo)
  • No Lies (duet)

Pal Joey (1983)

  • What is a Man? (solo)
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (solo)
  • In Our Little Den (of Iniquity)(duet)
  • Take Him (contains solo lines)
  • Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered (Reprise)(solo)

Nymph Errant (1989)

  • The Cocotte (solo)


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