Woody Eney appeared in a TV bio-pic about MAE WEST.
• • Born in Canberra, Australia during the month of June — — on 8 June 1937 — — Woody Eney was cast in the role of Warden Schleth in the small screen biography "Mae West"  when he was 45 years old. In that docu-drama, Ann Jillian portrayed Mae West, who had died two years before the script was written.
• • Who was Warden Harry O. Schleth? • •
• • During April 1927, Mae West was confined to the Women's Workhouse on Welfare [currently renamed Roosevelt] Island. Reporters scolded Prison Warden Harry O. Schleth for granting the Broadway star some privileges and pandering to a celebrity by taking her for evening drives, letting her dine with him in his private quarters, and so on. In real life, Harry Schleth — — who called Mae "a fine woman" during her exit interview from the jailhouse — — was not from down under, so it's curious that Mr. Eney was chosen for this role and not an American.
• • Though Woody Eney has lent his voice to animated films, his resume more often notes his versatility as a character actor.
• • Between 1976 and 1993, he has appeared in several dozen productions including onstage in an Obie Award winning drama, numerous TV projects, and some small-screen biographies about controversial women. Woody Eney is best known for his participation on TV shows such as "Rags to Riches" and "Friendly Fire" and family fare including Disney's "Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey" .
• • The Mae West Blog wishes Woody Eney a very happy 72nd birthday today!
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