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Mary McCarty (1923–1980)

Mary McCarty was born on September 27, 1923 in Winfield, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Pillow Talk (1959), Trapper John, M.D. (1979) and All My Children (1970). She died on April 30, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Nurse Resnick
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D. Clara 'Starch' Willoughby, R. N.
All My Children
All My Children Bertha Gardner (1977)
Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland Mother Goose


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 1979 All That Jazz
Cast of NY / LA
 1972-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Charlotte / Mother Superior
- If Wishes Were Horses (1976) ... Charlotte
- No Sanctuary (1972) ... Mother Superior
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Bertha Gardner (1977)
 1963 My Six Loves
Doreen Smith
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
- Higgins and the Hillbilly (1963) ... Rae
 1959 Pillow Talk
Nurse Resnick
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Merca - Servant Girl (uncredited)
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
McGurk of Vaudeville Team / Dancing School Director / Molly McGurk of Vaudeville Team / ...
- Tippy Toe Dancing School for Teenagers (1955) ... Dancing School Director
- Episode #4.33 (1955) ... McGurk of Vaudeville Team
- Episode #4.27 (1955) ... McGurk of Vaudeville Team
- Episode #4.22 (1955) ... Molly McGurk of Vaudeville Team
- Love Thy Neighbor (1955) ... Sadie Murphy
 1953 The French Line
Annie Farrell
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I Can't Breathe (1949)
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Specialty Act (uncredited)
 1946 Gay Blades
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Inmate (uncredited)
 1945 Tell It to a Star
Miss Dobson
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Lucille Eley (uncredited)
 1944 The Sullivans
Gladys (uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Miss Trent (uncredited)
 1942 The Traitor Within
Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 High School
 1938/II Keep Smiling
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
 1937 That I May Live
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1937 Woman-Wise
Mary (uncredited)
 1930 Bubbles (Short)
Child Performer (uncredited)
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Appeared in several Broadway revues in the 1940s, as well as Irving Berlin's musical "Miss Liberty" (1949), as Eddie Albert's girlfriend. She made something of a comeback to Broadway in the 1970s, appearing in Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," in which she played Stella, who sang and led the company in the dance to "Who's That ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on her mother's ambitions for her career] My mother didn't push. She aimed me.


At age 14, Mary performed as a torch singer at a night spot known as 'Hollywood Tropics'. See more »

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