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Date of Birth 23 September 1947Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Kay Place was born on September 23, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976), Being John Malkovich (1999) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002).

Trivia (11)

She worked with pop artist, John Stewart, on his 1979 album, "Bombs Away Dream Baby", featuring the hit song, "Gold". She sang background vocals on this LP.
She wrote three M*A*S*H (1972) episodes, in conjunction with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. They were broadcast between December 1973 and December 1974. One of those episodes, M*A*S*H: Hot Lips and Empty Arms (1973), was nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.
She recorded two music albums: Tonite! At the Capri Lounge Loretta Haggers (1976) and Aimin' to Please (1977).
Mary is an aunt of Jess Place.
Graduate of the University of Tulsa (OK).
Varsity cheerleader in high school.
She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated into the Gamma Tau (Tulsa) chapter in 1966.
Never married and has no children. Divides her time between her home in Los Angeles and New York apartment.
First big break came in playing wannabe country-western singer Loretta Haggers on cult TV's Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) .
Character actress who has found a niche on film and TV playing quirky country moms, including Reese Witherspoon's in Sweet Home Alabama (2002) in both serious and comical settings.
Her ancestry includes English, Swedish, Polish, and more distant Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and German. Her maternal grandfather was the son of immigrant parents (a Swedish father and a Polish mother, who both moved to Texas).

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