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Date of Birth 22 January 1931Pampa, Texas, USA
Date of Death 29 April 1998Palm Springs, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameMary Ann Noblett
Nickname "The lady who looks more like Hayworth than Hayworth does"

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Castle was born on January 22, 1931 in Pampa, Texas, USA as Mary Ann Noblett. She was an actress, known for Stories of the Century (1954), The Lawless Breed (1953) and Crashing Las Vegas (1956). She was married to Edward A. Frezza. She died on April 29, 1998 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

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Edward A. Frezza (1971 - ?)

Trivia (6)

Rita Hayworth lookalike.
Though she may never have known it, Mary was a 3rd cousin once removed to another actress, Irene Ryan (born Irene Noblitt). Both had common ancestral roots in the Noblet - Noblitt - Noblett family of Appalachian Georgia and North Carolina, reaching back to Quaker immigrants from Ireland to Pennsylvania, and from Ireland to a centuries-long line of French lords named Noblet and Noblette.
Modelled bathing suits in 1950.
Was made 'honorary police chief' of Universal City, California, in March 1953.
Afflicted by alcoholism in the late 1950's, she was twice arrested on drunk charges and attempted suicide by hanging herself in her jail cell on November 26 1959.
In the early 1960's, worked as press agent for New Orleans Kitchen gourmet specialties and as a hostess at the Garden Room Restaurant at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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