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Mary Anderson

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She appeared in more than 50 film and tv productions between 1939 and 1965, including Eliminated With the Breeze, where she played Maybelle Merriweather. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and went to Howard University. She was frequently erroneously confused using a stage celebrity and silent film celebrity who distributed her name. She was wedded to cinematographer Leon Shamroy until his loss of life in 1974. She made an appearance in the traditional 1939 film Eliminated With the Breeze alongside the wildly well-known Clark Gable.

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Full Name Mary Anderson
Date Of Birth April 3, 1918
Place Of Birth Birmingham, AL
Profession Movie Actress
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Gone with the Wind (1939) - which won in the category, The Song of Bernadette (1943) and Wilson (1944).
2While attending Howard College (now Samford University) in her native Birmingham, Alabama, Anderson was discovered by the director George Cukor who was casting for the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara. Cukor was fired and the role went to Vivien Leigh.
3During the filming of Lifeboat (1944), Mary Anderson asked the director "Which do you think is my best side, Mr. Hitchcock?". He replied "My dear, you're sitting on it".
4Her only child, Anderson Alexander Shamroy, died on July 1, 1956, at the age of two months.
5Was auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), and landed a supporting role in the film.
6Older sister of actor James Anderson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passage West1951Myra Johnson
The Bigelow Theatre1951TV Series
Chicago Calling1951Mary Cannon
Hunt the Man Down1950Alice McGuire / Peggy Linden
Last of the Buccaneers1950Swallow
The Underworld Story1950Molly Rankin
The Asphalt Jungle1950Police Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1949TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948TV SeriesMrs. Max de Winter
Stage Door1948TV MovieKaye Hamilton
Whispering City1947Mary Roberts
To Each His Own1946Corinne Piersen
Behind Green Lights1946Nora Bard
Within These Walls1945Anne Howland
Wilson1944Eleanor Wilson
Lifeboat1944Alice MacKenzie
The Song of Bernadette1943Jeanne Abadie
Henry and Dizzy1942Phyillis Michael
Bahama Passage1941Mary Ainsworth
Henry Aldrich for President1941Phyllis Michael
Under Age1941Edie Baird
Cheers for Miss Bishop1941Amy Saunders
A Dispatch from Reuter's1940Girl with Max (uncredited)
My Love Came Back1940Woman Mistaken for Amelia by Tony (uncredited)
All This, and Heaven Too1940Rebecca Jay
A Failure at Fifty1940ShortAnn Rutledge (as Bebe Anderson)
The Sea Hawk1940Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Flight Angels1940Daisy Lou
'Til We Meet Again1940Girl (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind1939Maybelle Merriwether
Mendelssohn's Wedding March1939ShortHilda (uncredited)
The Women1939Young Girl (uncredited)
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie1980Old Lady in Music Store (uncredited)
Daniel Boone1965TV SeriesMarni Tolson
Peyton Place1964TV SeriesCatherine Harrington
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1964TV SeriesHannah Devlin
Lawman1962TV SeriesMartha Carson
My Three Sons1962TV SeriesClaire Selby
Lock Up1960TV SeriesFran Gibson
Tombstone Territory1958-1960TV SeriesNellie Cashman / Doris Markham
The Betty Hutton Show1960TV SeriesMiss Kingston
Markham1959TV SeriesSusan Turner
Jet Over the Atlantic1959Maria
The Californians1959TV SeriesDora Morgan
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958TV SeriesSarah Mudd
Perry Mason1958TV SeriesArlene Scott
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV SeriesHattie
Mike Hammer1958TV SeriesLinda Mayfair
Target1958TV SeriesEllie
The Gray Ghost1958TV SeriesEve
Climax!1956-1957TV SeriesJulie Brooks / Nora / Babs Wienecke
Lux Video Theatre1954-1957TV SeriesCharlotte / Corinne
Matinee Theatre1956TV Series
Telephone Time1956TV Series
The Star and the Story1955TV SeriesJoan Mansell / Cora Davis
Treasury Men in Action1954TV Series
Mystery Is My Business1954TV Series
Your Favorite Story1953-1954TV Series
Dangerous Crossing1953Anna Quinn
I, the Jury1953Eileen Vickers
Schlitz Playhouse1953TV Series
Cavalcade of America1952TV SeriesClara Louise Maas
The Doctor1952TV Series
The Unexpected1952TV SeriesEllen Martin
One Big Affair1952Hilda Jones
Racket Squad1951TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our World1987TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Good Morning America1983TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spisok korabley2008DocumentaryAlice MacKenzie
Peyton Place1964TV SeriesCatherine Peyton Harrington

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1645 Vine Street.


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