Once In A Lifetime Roles

Once In A Lifetime is a huge comedy, with more than 30 speaking roles (more than many musicals).  Here is a complete listing.


George Lewis A young vaudeville actor.  Good natured, but not very smart.
May Daniels A comon-sense vaudeville actress with a dry sense of humor.
Jerry Hyland A magnetic young vaudeville actor. Sharp, funny, looking for a break.
The Porter An observer of life, very dry sense of humour.
Helen Hobart Aggressive, talkative gossip columnist.
Susan Walker A small town girl who wants to be an actress.  Not very talented
Cigarette Girl Staff at a Hollywood hotel, wants to be in pictures
Coat Check Girl Staff at a Hollywood hotel, wants to be in pictures
Phyllis Fontaine A silent movie star, whose voice sound like nails on a blackboard.
Miss Fontaine's Maid Wants to be in pictures
Florabell Leigh Another silent movie star whose voice sound like nails on a blackboard
Miss Leigh's Maid Wants to be in pictures
Miss Leigh's Chauffeur Wants to be in pictures
Bellboy Staff at a Hollywood hotel, wants to be in pictures
Mrs. Walker Susan's mother, very protective
Ernest Head Waiter at a Hollywood hotel
Herman Gloguer Good natured, nervous moving picture producer.
Miss Leighton The studio receiptionist.  Very ditzy .
Lawrence Vail A serious playwight from New York
Weisskopf A studio executive
Meterstein A studio executive
First Page A studio page
Second Page A studio page
Secenario Writer One Studio employee
Secenario Writer Two Studio employee
Secenario Writer Three Studio employee
Rudolph Kammerling A brusque, exicable German
First Electrician Studio employee
Second Electrician Studio employee
A Voice Pupil An Actress
Mr. Flick Studio employee
Miss Chasen Studio employee
First Camerman Studio employee
Second Camerman Studio employee
The Bishop A not so holy actor
The First Bridesmaid Actress on a film
The Second Bridesmaid Actress on a film
The Third Bridesmaid Actress on a film
The Fourth Bridesmaid Actress on a film
The Fifth Bridesmaid Actress on a film
The Sixth Bridesmaid Actress on a film
Script Girl Studio employee
George's Secretary Studio employee
Mixer Studio employee
1st Light Man Studio employee
2nd Light Man Studio employee
Truckman Studio employee