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Grounds For Appeal, 2010

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Gilmary bio


Gilmary was born and raised in Chicago; north-side, Irish Catholic which means she understands guilt. She’s a Cub fan, which means she understands grief. She is number seven out of eight kids, (six boys, two girls) which means she knows how to duck a punch.

Her husband says she makes the best toast on the planet. “If there were a toast making contest, honey, you would be the champion!” Paul Andrews, husband. (Most other food-stuffs coming out of her kitchen are politely declined.)

An actor in Chicago for most of her adult life, Gilmary ran her own theater company for many years in addition to working in commercials and industrial films. While shooting a Gatorade commercial (Be Like Mike) Michael Jordan once bounced a basketball off of her head! (Although, that shot didn’t make it to the commercial, you can click on the link here and watch the original 60 second commercial.  That's her with the number 6 on her shirt).  www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0AGiq9j_Ak&NR=1. She is the recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Ensemble work along with having performed in many other Jeff Recommended and/or Recipient shows.

The first song she learned to play on the guitar was Gypsy Rover. Her brother, Chris taught her the chords when she was eleven years old. She still remembers the chords and lyrics to The King of Glory, from her days singing in the choir at the Saturday night guitar mass. When she was only four years old, her brother Mark crashed a violin over her head, pretending to be the Hannah-Barbara cartoon character, El Kabong. So, it’s safe to say that music has always been a part of her life, in one way or another.

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  • Cathy Rogers Lenzini

    Cathy Rogers Lenzini Chicago

    Hey Gilmary.... I was just at a party with your brother Mark. He told me all about your singing career - and all I could remember was singing to the Monkees with my cousin Peggy! What crazy times. So glad you are doing so well! Good for you! :)

    Hey Gilmary.... I was just at a party with your brother Mark. He told me all about your singing career - and all I could remember was singing to the Monkees with my cousin Peggy! What crazy times. So glad you are doing so well! Good for you! smile

  • Patti Cunningham

    Patti Cunningham Tempe, AZ

    Dear GilMary, Did Beau get my message. I need to say thank you to him for him kindness, before I pass. Should I find him myself? p.s. Thank you, too, for making the palazzo pants :>. Patti

    Dear GilMary,

    Did Beau get my message. I need to say thank you to him for him kindness, before I pass. Should I find him myself?

    p.s. Thank you, too, for making the palazzo pants :>.

    Patti

  • Patti Cunningham

    Patti Cunningham Arizona

    Dear Gilmary, Mom and I are so proud of you. We knew you had the talent all along, such an incredible voice and personality. How is Beau? My email is porschepatti@hotmail.com

    Dear Gilmary, Mom and I are so proud of you. We knew you had the talent all along, such an incredible voice and personality.

    How is Beau?

    My email is porschepatti@hotmail.com

  • Madeline O'Callaghan Blumberg

    Madeline O'Callaghan Blumberg Rogers Park

    Girmaly, I always knew you would keep making noise till somebody noticed how darn talented you are! Long live the Satin Dolls! Look forward to seeing you perform soon. Love your CD! Madarin

    Girmaly, I always knew you would keep making noise till somebody noticed how darn talented you are! Long live the Satin Dolls! Look forward to seeing you perform soon. Love your CD! Madarin

  • REZ

    REZ Palatine, IL, United States

    Whenever I see you solo, just you and your guitar, I realize what a genuine talent you are. You were born to entertain, and I am lucky to have had you entertaining me my entire life.

    Whenever I see you solo, just you and your guitar, I realize what a genuine talent you are. You were born to entertain, and I am lucky to have had you entertaining me my entire life.

  • Maureen Malone

    Maureen Malone Marengo, IL

    God bless the girls from the Class of '72! I LOVE the City Girls song...really brings me back. Gilmary, thanks for remembering a wonderful time in our youth..so good to know you're still using your gifts! Hugs, Mo

    God bless the girls from the Class of '72! I LOVE the City Girls song...really brings me back. Gilmary, thanks for remembering a wonderful time in our youth..so good to know you're still using your gifts! Hugs, Mo

  • Cynthia Lee Ameli

    Cynthia Lee Ameli Las Vegas

    Hi Gilmary !!! Congrats on your successes - so happy to have been directed here by Leslie, thanks Leslie. City Girls, now on to get your cd and hear the rest.

    Hi Gilmary !!!
    Congrats on your successes - so happy to have been directed here by Leslie, thanks Leslie.
    City Girls, now on to get your cd and hear the rest.

  • Ellen Daum-Grod

    Ellen Daum-Grod Mosinee WI

    Oh my gosh, I remember you from SJS, you were a couple of years younger then me. I ordered your CD and can't wait to listen to it. Congrats!:laugh:

    Oh my gosh, I remember you from SJS, you were a couple of years younger then me. I ordered your CD and can't wait to listen to it. Congrats!laugh

  • Carolyn Kodes-Atkinson

    Carolyn Kodes-Atkinson Champaign, Il.

    Gil!!! It's you!!! You're fabulous - I always knew you were, but you're so much more fabulous than you was before! Please email me and get in touch - nice work! Carolyn

    Gil!!! It's you!!! You're fabulous - I always knew you were, but you're so much more fabulous than you was before! Please email me and get in touch - nice work!
    Carolyn

  • Lee Orenstein

    Lee Orenstein Hampshire, IL

    Is this the Gilmary Doyle from Rogers Park? If so it is great to see you doing so well!

    Is this the Gilmary Doyle from Rogers Park? If so it is great to see you doing so well!

Tokyo Stomp! Godzilla gets a video! A must for any true blue Godzilla fan.
My good friend, Rez, (one of the famous City Girls), put this together in her spare time. Hope you like it! It made me laugh out loud - but then again, I am easily amused.
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