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Merry Anders (1932–2012)

Merry Anders practically grew up in local bijous watching films and their accompanying stage shows with her movie-crazy mother and grandmother. The family relocated to Los Angeles in 1949 and, while attending John Burroughs Junior High School, Anders made the acquaintance of Rita La Roy, an old-time film actress who convinced her to take a ... See full bio »

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 1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Shirley
- Waste: Part 2 (1971) ... Shirley
- Waste: Part 1 (1971) ... Shirley
 1971 Legacy of Blood
Laura Dean
 1970 Airport
Mrs. Burt Ball - Passenger (uncredited)
 1967-1968 Lassie (TV Series)
Carol Dawson / Ann
- Burst of Freedom (1968) ... Ann
- Starfire (1967) ... Carol Dawson
- The Guardian (1967) ... Carol Dawson
- Cry of the Wild (1967) ... Carol Dawson
 1967-1968 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Policewoman Dorothy Miller
- Juvenile: DR-05 (1968) ... Policewoman Dorothy Miller
- The Big Clan (1968) ... Policewoman Dorothy Miller
- The Big Dog (1967) ... Policewoman Dorothy Miller
- The Big High (1967) ... Policewoman Dorothy Miller
- The Fur Job (1967) ... Policewoman Dorothy Miller
 1966 Women of the Prehistoric Planet
Lt. Karen Lamont
 1966 Never Too Young (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #2.44 (1966) ... Alice
- Episode #2.43 (1966) ... Alice
- Episode #2.37 (1966) ... Alice
- Episode #2.36 (1966) ... Alice
- Episode #2.31 (1966) ... Alice
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Miss Sloan
- All in the Mind (1966) ... Miss Sloan
 1965 Young Fury
Alice
 1964 Raiders from Beneath the Sea
Dottie Harper
 1964 The Time Travelers
Carol White
 1964 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Miss Carver
- Fester's Punctured Romance (1964) ... Miss Carver
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Donna Durrell
- A Man Called Kane (1964) ... Donna Durrell
 1964 The Quick Gun
Helen Reed
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Betty Collins
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Joyce Carlton / Sadie Hepner / Adele Bentley
- The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between (1964) ... Joyce Carlton
- The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (1962) ... Sadie Hepner
- The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff (1961) ... Adele Bentley
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Joyce
- The Best There Is (1964) ... Joyce
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Joyce
 1963-1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Barbara / Leslie Medford Wallingford
- Jack Carter Helps Joey Propose (1964) ... Barbara
- Freddie Goes Highbrow (1963) ... Leslie Medford Wallingford
 1963 Police Nurse
Joan Olson
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Kidnapper AKA Florence Nightengale
- Jack Is Kidnapped (1963) ... Kidnapper AKA Florence Nightengale
 1963 House of the Damned
Nancy Campbell
 1963 FBI Code 98 (TV Movie)
Grace McLean
 1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mary O'Neil / Lally Embry / Lorrie Lambers / ...
- The Odds on Odette (1962) ... Mary O'Neil
- The Lady Has the Answers (1961) ... Lally Embry
- A Face in the Window (1961) ... Lorrie Lambers
- All Our Yesterdays (1958) ... Marcia Frome
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Lorna Erickson / Abby Jefferson
- The Vintage Years (1962) ... Lorna Erickson
- Way Station (1962) ... Abby Jefferson
 1962 Air Patrol
Mona Whitney
 1962 Beauty and the Beast
Sybil
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Gloria Burns / Maxine / Kitty Todd / ...
- Koko Kate (1962) ... Gloria Burns
- Pill in the Box (1961) ... Maxine
- Don't Kiss Me Good-bye (1961) ... Kitty Todd
- Hong Kong Passage (1960) ... Lisa Barton
 1962 Patty
Mary
 1962 Straightaway (TV Series)
Barbara
- Tiger by the Tail (1962) ... Barbara
 1961 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
Leona
- Bob's Redhead (1961) ... Leona
 1960-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Cissie / Marybelle McCall / Maggie Bradford / ...
- Three Queens Full (1961) ... Cissie
- Destination Devil's Flat (1960) ... Marybelle McCall
- The Town That Wasn't There (1960) ... Maggie Bradford
- The People's Friend (1960) ... Penelope Greeley
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Lena
- Maria (1961) ... Lena
 1961 Secret of Deep Harbor
Janey Fowler
 1961 20,000 Eyes
Karen Walker
 1961 When the Clock Strikes
Ellie
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Ginger Dennis
- Dead Air (1961) ... Ginger Dennis
 1961 The Gambler Wore a Gun
Sharon Donovan
 1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Diane Mitchell
- Buddy and the Amazon (1961) ... Diane Mitchell
 1960-1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- On Consignment (1960)
 1961 The Police Dog Story
Terry Dayton
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Chris Karns
- Yesterday's Hero (1961) ... Chris Karns
 1955-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Lenore Cooper / Angela
- Enter at Your Own Risk (1961) ... Lenore Cooper
- He Always Comes Home (1955) ... Angela
 1960-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Lucy Follett / Francy Owens
- Ordeal at Dead Tree (1961) ... Lucy Follett
- Winter Kill (1960) ... Francy Owens
 1961 Westinghouse Preview Theatre (TV Series)
Prudence Brown
- Innocent James (1961) ... Prudence Brown
 1960 Spring Affair
Dorothy
 1960 The Walking Target
Susan Mallory
 1957-1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Ruth Graham / Fay Pierce / Sherry Raven
- The Long Rope (1960) ... Ruth Graham / Fay Pierce
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... Sherry Raven
 1960 Five Bold Women
Missouri Lady Ellen Downs
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Virginia Keith
- Bitter Water (1960) ... Virginia Keith
 1960 The Hypnotic Eye
Dodie Wilson
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Miss McLean
- The Lawsuit (1959) ... Miss McLean
 1957-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Sally Ormand / Katie Brannigan
- Outlaw Island (1959) ... Sally Ormand
- Brannigan's Boots (1957) ... Katie Brannigan
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Claudia Reed
- Bookie (1959) ... Claudia Reed
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Myrna
- Katy and the Cowboy (1959) ... Myrna
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Laurie Hammer
- The Tall Texan (1959) ... Laurie Hammer
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Harriet Britton
- Swing Low, Sweet Harriet (1959) ... Harriet Britton
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Mrs. Wallace
- Case of the Barefoot Girl (1959) ... Mrs. Wallace
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Lucy Hamilton
- Man on a Raft (1958) ... Lucy Hamilton
 1958 Violent Road
Carrie - The Girl in the Convertible
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Amy Breece
- Smoke Signal (1957) ... Amy Breece
 1957 Hear Me Good
Ruth Collins
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Amy 'Miss Diesel of 1958' Phillips
 1957 Escape from San Quentin
Robbie
 1957 No Time to Be Young
Gloria Stuben
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave
Marti Collins
 1957 Desk Set
Cathy
 1957 The Night Runner
Amy Hansen
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Helen Forrester
- The Jay Powers Story (1956) ... Helen Forrester
 1955-1956 It's Always Jan (TV Series)
Val Marlowe
- Housekeeper (1956) ... Val Marlowe
- Episode #1.8 (1955) ... Val Marlowe
- Episode #1.7 (1955) ... Val Marlowe
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... Val Marlowe
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... Val Marlowe
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Mary Ann
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Sally
- Honeymoon in Mexico (1955) ... Sally
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Phoebe Dinsmore
- The Mason-Dixon Line (1954) ... Phoebe Dinsmore
 1954 Phffft
Marsha (uncredited)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Agnes Fay
- The Last Appeal (1954) ... Agnes Fay
 1954 Princess of the Nile
Handmaiden
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
Girl (uncredited)
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Model (uncredited)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Hannah
 1953 Titanic
College Girl (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
Cicely (uncredited)
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Adeline Halper / Adeline Burdge (uncredited)
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Student / Graduate (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Chorine (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Chris Warfield in a pilot called "Innocent Jones" about the adventures of a freelance writer who traveled the world looking for stories.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I come on the set with my lines learned and then I read them like Merry Anders. Usually that's enough, but if the director wants something more, then we go to work. After that the lines come out like Merry Anders working. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994) and "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010). See more »

Star Sign:

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