“The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet:” The Drama Behind America’s Favorite Family

Harriet Was Wild In Her Teenage Years


Before becoming the epitome of the classic television housewife, Harriet got her start on the Vaudeville stage at the early age of three, since she came from a theatrical family and toured the vaudeville circuit. By her teenage years, she made her way to Broadway and began hanging with an older crowd.

Frequenting the Cotton Club, a New York City nightclub, Harriet even began smoking at the age of 13. She eventually dropped out of high school and joined the Corps de Ballet at the Capitol Theater and later danced at in the Harry Carroll Revue.