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Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

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Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: 3 April 1920
Old Time Radio, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Mary Anderson (born April 3, 1920) is an American actress, who appeared in 31 films and 22 television productions between 1939 and 1965.

Early life

Mary B. "Bebe" Anderson was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Howard College (now Samford University).


After two uncredited roles, she made her first important screen appearance as Maybelle Merriweather in Gone With the Wind (1939). In 1944 she played 'Alice' the nurse, one of the ten characters in the Lifeboat. Ending her film career in the early 1950s, she occasionally acted on television, i.e. as Catherine Harrington in the prime-time soap opera Peyton Place in 1964, (episodes 2-20). She also made a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1958 as Arlene Scott in "The Case of the Rolling Bones."

Other actresses with the same name

Often confused with the stage actress of the same name (1859–1940) or the silent film actress of the same name (1897–1986), Mary Anderson appeared in a number of films in the 1940s and was first credited under her birth name in a 1940 short film.

Personal life

Anderson was married to Leonard M. Behrens from 1940 to 1950. Her second marriage was to cinematographer Leon Shamroy from 1953 until his death in 1974. They had one child.

Source: Wikipedia