Davina Proudfoot

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Davina Proudfoot
Born(1953-10-29)October 29, 1953
New York City, U.S.
💀DiedApril 2, 2009(2009-04-02) (aged 55)
Jericho, New York, U.S.April 2, 2009(2009-04-02) (aged 55)
Cause of deathBarbiturate overdose and gangrenous
Resting placeFerncliff Cemetery
🏫 EducationNew York University
💼 Occupation
Actress, model, singer
📆 Years active  1977–2009
Miss Purple
SuccessorCaroline Pennington
👩 Spouse(s)
Bruce Proudfoot
(m. 1979; his death 2008)
❤️ Partner(s)
👪 RelativesAlison Bartlett (niece)

Davina Proudfoot (October 29, 1953 – April 2, 2009) was an American actress, singer and model. As she began acting, modeling and singing in 1977, She was known for playing Miss Purple from Unique New York franchise. She died in April 2, 2009, at age 55 of a drug overdose.

Early life[edit]

Davina Proudfoot was born on October 29, 1953, in New York City, the only daughter of Virgie Carver (1929–2004) and Donald Proudfoot (1928–2000). She had five half-siblings on her father's side. Proudfoot was primarily raised by her mother. She attended Bell Top Elementary School (1959–1966), Goff Middle School (1966–1969), Columbia High School (1969–1973) and New York University (1973–1976)

Career[edit]

In 1977, She began singing, modeling and acting, She first appeared in the 1977 episode “Meet Miss Purple” for her 6 year-old niece Alison Bartlett, but she’s going to try the show business in 1978. In 2002, She appeared in Arthur Aardvark Clubhouse (as Mrs. Voodoo) before her death and replaced by Crystal Scales.

Personal Life[edit]

In November 2008, She married Bruce Lanoil in New York City.

Death[edit]

In April 2, 2009 she relapsed after taking prescription pain medication given to her for a physical illness, which in turn led to abusing barbiturates and alcohol.

When Sophie Ostroy awoke the following morning at 7:30 a.m., she found her dead and call her mom Adrienne Shelly to tell about Davina Proudfoot’s death. The coroner ruled her death as "undetermined/accident/suicide". Proudfoot’s death certificate states the immediate cause was "probable acute barbiturate intoxication" due to ethanol intoxication. her alcohol level was registered at 0.17% and her barbiturate level was 0.48 mg%. She was 55.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 The First Catching Game Miss Purple film debut
1978 The Mooche with Paula Robertshaw
Rocking, Hopping, Dancing Party
1979 The Sentences
1987 In the Pink
2002 8 Women Maria[1] Voice dubbed by Louisa Baïleche; final film role
2009 Remembering, Davina Miss Purple

Episodic[edit]

Show Title Released Date Filming Date Role
The Letter People Meet Miss Purple December 21, 1977 February 14, 1977 Miss Purple
What’s The Catch? December 29, 1977 February 15, 1977
The Tryout December 30, 1977 February 16, 1977
The Catching Game December 31, 1977 February 17, 1977
Meet Miss I January 7, 1978 March 11, 1977
Meet Mister V January 9, 1978 March 13, 1977
The Story of Mister V and The Story of Mister S January 12, 1978 March 16, 1977
Meet Mister K January 17, 1978 March 21, 1977
Long Sounds February 2, 1978 March 26, 1977
Meet Miss Periwinkle February 14, 1978 March 29, 1977
Adjacent Vowels March 24, 1978 April 3, 1977
Meet Miss Indigo and Miss Violet April 9, 1978 May 13, 1977
Meet Miss Iris April 18, 1978 May 17, 1977
Meet Mister X May 3, 1978 May 21, 1977 Mister B’s girly voice
Meet Miss Blue-Violet May 9, 1978 May 28, 1977 Miss Purple
Meet The Purple Children June 12, 1978 June 1, 1977
The Story of Mister Q and Mister K October 6, 1978 July 1, 1977
The ING Sounds December 30–31, 1978 December 30–31, 1977
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss What a Tap! January 17, 2002 October 11, 2002 Simone McTellrue (voice)

Season Filmography of Unique New York[edit]

Season Releases
Season 8 December 24, 1977 –

March 24, 1978

Season 9 April 5 –

September 24, 1978

Season 10 October 7, 1978 –

May 28, 1979

Season 11 June 1 –

September 25, 1979

Season 12 October 12, 1979 –

April 30, 1980

Season 13 May 12 –

September 30, 1980

Season 14 October 1, 1980 –

April 28, 1981

Season 15 May 11 –

September 30, 1981

Season 16 October 8, 1981 –

April 29, 1982

Season 17 May 8 –

September 27, 1982

Season 18 October 13, 1982 –

April 26, 1983

Season 19 May 12 –

September 27, 1983

Season 20 October 11, 1983 –

April 20, 1984

Season 21 May 12 –

September 27, 1984

Season 22 October 12, 1984 –

April 27, 1985

Season 23 May 10 –

September 28, 1985

Season 24 October 11, 1985 –

April 22, 1986

Season 25 May 12 –

September 30, 1986

Season 26 October 12, 1986 –

April 27, 1987

Season 27 June 2 –

September 27, 1987

Season 28 October 10, 1987 –

April 30, 1988

Season 29 May 12 –

September 28, 1988

Season 30 October 13, 1988 –

April 30, 1989

Season 31 May 12 –

September 28, 1989

Season 32 October 12, 1989 –

April 28, 1990

Season 33 May 12 –

September 28, 1990

Season 34 October 12, 1990 –

April 28, 1991

Season 35 May 12 –

September 29, 1991

Season 36 October 11, 1991 –

April 28, 1992

Season 37 May 12 –

September 29, 1992

Season 38 October 12, 1992 –

April 28, 1993

Season 39 May 12 –

September 30, 1993

Season 40 October 10, 1993 –

April 30, 1994

Season 41 May 12 –

September 30, 1994

Season 42 October 10, 1994 –

April 28, 1995

Season 43 May 12 –

September 28, 1995

Season 44 October 12, 1995 –

April 28, 1996

Season 45 May 12 –

September 28, 1996

Season 46 October 13, 1996 –

April 30, 1997

Season 47 May 12 –

September 28, 1997

Season 48 October 12, 1997 –

April 28, 1998

Season 49 May 2 –

September 28, 1998

Season 50 October 10, 1998 –

April 30, 1999

Season 51 May 12 –

September 30, 1999

Season 52 October 12, 1999 –

April 28, 2000

Season 53 May 2 –

September 28, 2000

Season 54 October 11, 2000 –

April 28, 2001

Season 55 May 11 –

September 30, 2001

Season 56 October 11, 2001 –

December 31, 2001


Discography[edit]

Date Title With
1978 Davina and Tiny Tim Tiny Tim

Stage[edit]

Tributes[edit]

International Super Spy, Unique New York's 35th Birthday: All Star Celebration (both 2009) and Rubies are Forever (2015) are dedicated to her memory.