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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
1 Appeared 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).
2 While 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.
3 During 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".
4 Her only child, Anderson Alexander Shamroy, died on July 1, 1956, at the age of two months.
5 Was auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), and landed a supporting role in the film.
6 Older sister of actor James Anderson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passage West 1951 Myra Johnson
The Bigelow Theatre 1951 TV Series
Chicago Calling 1951 Mary Cannon
Hunt the Man Down 1950 Alice McGuire / Peggy Linden
Last of the Buccaneers 1950 Swallow
The Underworld Story 1950 Molly Rankin
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 Police Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1949 TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1948 TV Series Mrs. Max de Winter
Stage Door 1948 TV Movie Kaye Hamilton
Whispering City 1947 Mary Roberts
To Each His Own 1946 Corinne Piersen
Behind Green Lights 1946 Nora Bard
Within These Walls 1945 Anne Howland
Wilson 1944 Eleanor Wilson
Lifeboat 1944 Alice MacKenzie
The Song of Bernadette 1943 Jeanne Abadie
Henry and Dizzy 1942 Phyillis Michael
Bahama Passage 1941 Mary Ainsworth
Henry Aldrich for President 1941 Phyllis Michael
Under Age 1941 Edie Baird
Cheers for Miss Bishop 1941 Amy Saunders
A Dispatch from Reuter's 1940 Girl with Max (uncredited)
My Love Came Back 1940 Woman Mistaken for Amelia by Tony (uncredited)
All This, and Heaven Too 1940 Rebecca Jay
A Failure at Fifty 1940 Short Ann Rutledge (as Bebe Anderson)
The Sea Hawk 1940 Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Flight Angels 1940 Daisy Lou
'Til We Meet Again 1940 Girl (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind 1939 Maybelle Merriwether
Mendelssohn's Wedding March 1939 Short Hilda (uncredited)
The Women 1939 Young Girl (uncredited)
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 Old Lady in Music Store (uncredited)
Daniel Boone 1965 TV Series Marni Tolson
Peyton Place 1964 TV Series Catherine Harrington
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1964 TV Series Hannah Devlin
Lawman 1962 TV Series Martha Carson
My Three Sons 1962 TV Series Claire Selby
Lock Up 1960 TV Series Fran Gibson
Tombstone Territory 1958-1960 TV Series Nellie Cashman / Doris Markham
The Betty Hutton Show 1960 TV Series Miss Kingston
Markham 1959 TV Series Susan Turner
Jet Over the Atlantic 1959 Maria
The Californians 1959 TV Series Dora Morgan
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958 TV Series Sarah Mudd
Perry Mason 1958 TV Series Arlene Scott
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Hattie
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Linda Mayfair
Target 1958 TV Series Ellie
The Gray Ghost 1958 TV Series Eve
Climax! 1956-1957 TV Series Julie Brooks / Nora / Babs Wienecke
Lux Video Theatre 1954-1957 TV Series Charlotte / Corinne
Matinee Theatre 1956 TV Series
Telephone Time 1956 TV Series
The Star and the Story 1955 TV Series Joan Mansell / Cora Davis
Treasury Men in Action 1954 TV Series
Mystery Is My Business 1954 TV Series
Your Favorite Story 1953-1954 TV Series
Dangerous Crossing 1953 Anna Quinn
I, the Jury 1953 Eileen Vickers
Schlitz Playhouse 1953 TV Series
Cavalcade of America 1952 TV Series Clara Louise Maas
The Doctor 1952 TV Series
The Unexpected 1952 TV Series Ellen Martin
One Big Affair 1952 Hilda Jones
Racket Squad 1951 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our World 1987 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Good Morning America 1983 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary Alice MacKenzie
Peyton Place 1964 TV Series Catherine Peyton Harrington

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1645 Vine Street.


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