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As one of the anchors of "Entertainment Tonight," the long-running syndicated daily show business news and gossip program, Mary Hart has delivered the day's top stories with a relaxed charm and Midwestern perkiness that audiences have found appealing.
A finalist in the 1970 Miss America Pageant, Hart was born in Sioux Falls, SD and raised in the USA and Europe. She attended boarding schools and college in South Dakota. After representing her home state as Miss South Dakota, she taught high-school English before trying her hand at showbiz. Relocating to Iowa, she entered broadcasting with a public-service radio and TV program. By 1976, this genial blonde had moved to Oklahoma City, where she served as a producer and host on a popular morning interview show. Tapped to host the L.A. edition of "P.M. Magazine" in 1979, Hart moved West. Three years later, Regis Philbin selected her to co-host his NBC show. Within a year, Hart was behind the desk at "Entertainment Tonight."
In addition to her duties as host and interviewer on "ET," Hart has developed a secondary career as a singer-dancer, performing in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and other venues. She performed for President and Mrs. Bush at the White House and has been actively involved in numerous charitable functions, notably the Children's Miracle Crusade. Since 1989, she has been married to executive and businessman Burt Sugarman.
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Won title of Miss South Dakota; participated in and was a top 10 finalist at the Miss America Pageant
Moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa; got started in TV by developing a public service program broadcast on radio and TV
Produced and co-hosted the locally-produced morning interview program "Danny's Day" in Oklahoma City
Moved to Los Angeles to co-host the local edition of "PM Magazine"
Chosen by Regis Philbin to co-host the NBC talk and information show, "The Regis Philbin Show"; show cancelled after four months
Joined the syndicated program "Entertainment Tonight" as a reporter; shortly thereafter elevated to co-host
Participated in the Olympic torch relay, carrying the torch for one kilometer en route to Los Angeles
Co-hosted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for NBC
Was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May in coincidence with the 2000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
Released the exercise videos "Shape Up With Mary Hart" and "Mary Hart - Fit and Firm"
Lent her voice to the ABC animated film "Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby"
Voiced a newscaster in the animated feature, "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"
Made a cameo in the comedy "Marci X," starring Lisa Kudrow
Appeared as the host of "Entertainment Tonight" in the comedy "An American Carol"
Announced she was leaving "Entertainment Tonight" (CBS) after 29 years with the show