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Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes



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Also Known As: Died: October 22, 1995
Born: June 13, 1910 Cause of Death: complications following surgery
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Made stage debut at the Berkshire Playhouse in Stockbridge, MA
Appeared on Broadway in supporting role in the George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber comedy-drama, "Stage Door" (date approximate)
Breakthrough role: played Miss Preen, the harassed nurse, in the popular stage comedy, "The Man Who Came to Dinner", by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Made feature film debut recreating her acclaimed stage role as Nurse Preen in the comedy, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"
After acting in five films in 1943, concentrated primarily on stage work until 1948
Acted on Broadway in the play, "Hollywood Pinafore"
Played Miss Wickes, the housekeeper, on about half of the run of the NBC sitcom, "The Peter and Mary Show" (renamed "The Peter Lind Hayes Show" midway through its one-season run)
Played Martha the housekeeper on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Bonino"
Played recurring role of Elizabeth O'Neal, the protagonist's press agent, on the long-running ABC and later CBS sitcom, "Make Room for Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show"
Played Alice the housekeeper on the CBS comedy series, "The Halls of Ivy", starring Ronald Colman and Benita Hume
Played Katie the housekeeper on the short-lived ABC comedy series, "Annette", starring Annette Funicello
Played Maxfield, the landlady, on the CBS comedy series, "Mrs. G. Goes to College" (a.k.a. "The Gertrude Berg Show"); received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress on a Comedy Series
Played recurring role of Melba Chegley on the NBC sitcom, "Julia", starring Diahann Carroll in the title role
First TV-movie, "The Monk"
Last feature film for seven years, "Snowball Express"
Recreated her Broadway and Hollywood feature role as the nurse in an NBC TV-movie adaptation of the stage comedy, "The Man Who Came to Dinner"
Played Zelda Marshall, the housekeeper for the Stuart family, on the NBC Saturday morning children's show, "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"
Played Nurse Beatrice Tully on the CBS sitcom, "Doc", starring Barnard Hughes in the title role
Returned to films to play a role in the feature, "Touched By Love"
Played one of the leading roles, Aunt Eller, in the Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Oklahoma!"
Hiatus from acting
Played housekeeper Marie Gillespie on the NBC and later ABC mystery series, "The Father Dowling Mysteries"
Returned to films regularly with her role in the comedy-drama, "Postcards from the Edge"
Played one of her most popular roles in features, Sister Mary Lazarus, in "Sister Act"; reprised the role for the 1993 sequel
Final film credit, voiced Laverne, a gargoyle in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

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