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Overview (4)

Born in Alton, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMary Elizabeth Hughes
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Beth Hughes' parents separated while she was still a baby. She was brought up by a grandmother whose dearest wish was to make her an actress. As a result, she started her career at an early age while still a high school student. She starred in the stage version of "Alice in Wonderland" then had parts in "Daddy Long Legs" and "A Midsummer's Night Dream" with the Clifford Brooks company. She graduated from a high school in Washington in June 1937. Mary Beth then worked again with the Brooks company in the summer of 1938. The same year, she was offered a contract by MGM first, soon followed by a 2Oth Century Fox one. By the end of 1949, she sang in night clubs with her husband David Street. She also sang in nightclubs - but alone this time - between 1963 and 1965. It is to be noted that she provisionally left her acting and singing career in 1961 to become a receptionist-technician for an L.A. plastic surgeon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Bellinger

Spouse (3)

Nicholas Gene Sassi (Nick Stewart) (10 November 1973 - 1974) (divorced)
David Street (28 April 1948 - 21 November 1957) (divorced)
Ted North (12 December 1943 - 3 October 1946) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Had five husbands.
Despite being a cult favorite, she will probably be remembered best for her role in the outrageously campy I Accuse My Parents (1944), which was later used as cannon fodder for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).
Was a natural redhead, but is best known as a platinum blonde.
Was TV's first celebrity weather girl, "The Weather Miss," for Los Angeles station KTLA from 1953-1954.
Later on in life, she worked as a telemarketer for Sprint.
She had one child, Donald North, who is a professional scuba diver and sells underwater equipment.
When Pat Buttram particularly enjoyed something, he was known to remark, "That was more fun that being on location with Mary Beth Hughes!" Pat and Mary Beth worked together on Riders in the Sky (1949).

Salary (2)

Broadway Serenade (1939) $100 per week
The Women (1939) $100 per week

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