Paula Prentiss (born March 4, 1938), born as Paula Ragusa, is an American actress well known for her film roles in Where the Boys Are, Man's Favorite Sport?, The Stepford Wives, What's New Pussycat?, The Black Marble, and The Parallax View and her starring role in the television situation comedy He and She. Prentiss was born Paula Ragusa in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Paulene (nee Gardner) and Thomas J. Ragusa, who was a Social Sciences professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Prentiss' father was of Italian descent. Prentiss was always the tallest person in her school classes. She attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
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