Imogene Coca’s Most Famous Performances

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on March 31, 2013
Actress Imogene Coca Poses For A Portrait
390130 01: (File Photo) Actress Imogene Coca Poses For A Portrait In The 1960S. Coca Died June 2, 2001 In Connecticut At The Age Of 92. Coca Was The Co-Star Of The Television Series "Your Show Of Shows" In The 1950S. (Photo By Getty Images)

What did Imogene Coca do before playing Aunt Edna in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” with Chevy Chase?
Marion Cox, Yonkers, N.Y.

Coca, who died of natural causes in 2001 at age 92, was considered one of television’s most versatile comedians. The Philadelphia, Pa., native is fondly remembered for co-starring with Sid Caesar on TV’s “Your Show of Shows,” an immensely popular live Saturday night variety series on NBC from 1950 to 1954. Her outlandish performances won her an Emmy in 1951. Also a Broadway star, she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1978.