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Overview (3)

Born in Bronxville, New York, USA
Died in Callao, Virginia, USA  (complications from Alzheimer's disease)
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Fickett was born on May 23, 1928 in Bronxville, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Edge of Night (1956), Pueblo (1973) and Man on Fire (1957). She was married to Allen Fristoe, Jay Leonard Scheer and James Congdon. She died on September 8, 2011 in Callao, Virginia, USA.

Spouse (3)

Allen Fristoe (1 June 1979 - 8 May 2008) (his death)
Jay Leonard Scheer (27 December 1973 - 1976) (divorced)
James Congdon (26 October 1958 - 26 October 1970) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Studied acting at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.
Attended Wheaton College.
Received a Theatre World Award for her role in the stage production of "Tea and Sympathy."
Played two roles on the daytime drama The Edge of Night (1956).
Was the first daytime performer to ever win an Emmy Award for acting on such a show. She won the award for her All My Children (1970) role after her character (Ruth Parker Brent Martin, R. N.) had delivered a view on the war in Viet Nam. The award was given in 1972.
Received a 1958 Tony nomination as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for her performance in "Sunrise at Campobello" opposite Ralph Bellamy.
Her father Homer Fickett directed the radio series 'Theater Guild on the Air.'.
Is interred at Northern Neck Memorial Gardens in Callao, Virginia.

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