Catherine McLeod

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Born: July 2, 1921, Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: May 11, 1997, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Catherine McLeod (July 2, 1921 – May 11, 1997) was an American actress who made over sixty television and movie appearances between 1944 and 1976. She memorably portrayed the one woman whom James Garner's character Bret Maverick wanted to marry on the 1957 ABC/Warner Brothers television series Maverick, in the episode "Rage for Vengeance."

McLeod appeared in dozens of other series including The MillionaireMeet McGrawRichard Diamond, Private Detective77 Sunset StripMickey Spillane's Mike HammerBroncoPerry Mason,Colt .45LawmanBonanzaHawaiian EyeHave Gun - Will TravelThe Outer LimitsThe Virginian, and the Ten Thousand Horses Singing episode of Studio One opposite James Dean and John Forsythe.

Her films included Frank Borzage's I've Always Loved You (1946), Courage of Lassie (1946), The Fabulous Texan (1947), That's My Man (1947), Old Los Angeles (1948), My Wife's Best Friend(1952), A Blueprint for Murder (1953), William Witney's The Outcast (1954), Ride the Wild Surf (1964), and Lipstick (1976).

McLeod's greatest impact upon American consciousness by far, however, was as purveyor of one of the most ubiquitous catchphrases of its era when she portrayed the woman in the 1963 headache remedy television commercial who plaintively but irritably said, "Mother, please! I'd rather do it myself!" The announcer's voiceover would then intone, "Sure you have a headache... tense, irritable.... but don't take it out on her."

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Broadcast: November 4, 1946
Added: Nov 24 2012