Jo Ann Pflug
Jo Ann Pflug on Tattletales
Name: Jo Ann Pflug
Born: May 2, 1940
Occupation: actress
Years active: 1966-1997
Known for: Starring on M*A*S*H*.
Jo Ann Pflug (born May 2, 1940 from Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American motion picture and television actress who retired in 1997.

Pflug's first major role was a U.S. Army nurse Lt. Maria "Dish" Schneider in the 1970s film MASH. Other notable roles include the voice of The Invisible Girl in the 1967 animated version of the Fantastic Four, Lt. Katherine O'Hara in the television series spinoff of Operation Petticoat and Cynthia Garder in 1997's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (her last role to date).

Pflug was the co-star in the made for television movie, The Night Strangler of 1973 which was a sequel to The Night Stalker of 1972 and a precursor of the TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker of 1974-75. Pflug was also a frequent guest on the television game shows Match Game from 1973-81 and co0host with Allen Funt on the 1970s version of Candid Camera and a regular on the TV series The Fall Guy from 1982-82. In 1984, she was the first actress to play Taylor Chapin on the unsuccessful syndicated soap opera Rituals. According to Soap Opera Digest, Pflug's highly publicized departure from the burgeoning drama was because of her role called for sex-related scenes involving characters not married to each other, which conflicted to her Christian beliefs.

She also made guest appearances on The Love Boat, The Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Love, American Style, Adam-12, Quincy, M.E. and Charlie's Angels.


Pflug graduated from Winter Park High School, Rollins College and the University of Miami, receiving her BA in Broadcasting and her minor in American History. She had a weekly radio show called The Magic Carpet where she was the storyteller along with hosting for four years a weekly live interview talk show called Montage. Pflug was the only woman out of five seniors cited in the University of Miami's yearbook for her outstanding work in her broadcasting her background of interviewing led her to be the first woman to have a live weekly TV talk show in Los Angeles.

Her father J. Lynn Pflug, was elected mayor of Winter Park the year that she graduated from high school. Today, Ms. Pflug is writing a book of amusing anecdotes of the fabulous and famous people she was privileged to meet and work with during her career. She had a weekly radio show in which she interviewed celebrities ("The Jo Ann Pflug Show"). When asked once whether Pflug was her real name, she replied: "Pflug is the name you change from, not to".


Pflug married game show host Chuck Woolery in 1972; the couple later divorced in 1980. She remarried to Charles S. Young.

Shows AppearedEdit

Match Game
Hollywood Squares
It Takes Two
All-Star Baffle
The $25,000 Pyramid
Celebrity Sweepstakes
Break the Bank ('76)
To Say the Least
Wheel of Fortune (1980)


Her Official Website

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