Emmaline Henry was primarily a television actress, and principally specialized in comedy, most notably the role of Amanda Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie. Born in Philadelphia in 1931, it was her intention to become a singer and by her teens she was appearing on local radio; with her perky, clean good looks, she might well have succeeded in either a Doris Day or a Dinah Shore mode. She went to Hollywood in the early '50s and found her way into the choruses of various musicals. Producers began noticing, however, that her comedy skills were superior to her singing. She toured in shows like Top Banana (and played in the film of that show) and succeeded Carol Channing in the play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She made her television debut on The Red Skelton Show in 1961 and subsequently did guest spots on various sitcoms, including The Farmer's Daughter and Petticoat Junction. Her first starring role was as John Astin's wife in the sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, which also starred Marty Ingels, in a series about a pair of zany carpenters. She also made film appearances in Divorce American Style, Rosemary's Baby, and The Harrad Summer, but her most familiar role was as Amanda Bellows, the wife of perennially suspicious psychiatrist Alfred Bellows, for four seasons on I Dream of Jeannie. Following that series' cancellation in 1970, she made appearances on more sitcoms, including the anthology series Love American Style and in the dramatic mini-series Backstairs at the White House.