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Date of Birth 27 September 1923Winfield, Kansas, USA
Date of Death 30 April 1980Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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American character actress, known for her brash characters, who made her mark not only in musical comedies but also in straight plays and fluffy comedies.
Appeared as a minor juvenile player in Shirley Temple, Jane Withers, and Virginia Weidler film vehicles during the late '30s and early '40s.
Created the role of raucous Mama Morton in the Broadway stage version of "Chicago." Her musical role was later played by Queen Latifah in the 2002 film version.
Copped a 1977 Tony award nomination for her performance in "Anna Christie."
Had just finished her first TV season as starchy Nurse Willoughby in "Trapper John, M.D." when she passed away.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie."
Interred at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California.
Her close companion was actress Margaret Lindsay.
At age 14, Mary performed as a torch singer at a night spot known as 'Hollywood Tropics'.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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