Mary Anderson (actress, born 1920)
Mary Anderson with actor Charles Russell, 1946.
April 3, 1920 |
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Other names||Mary B. Anderson|
|Occupation||Film, television actress|
|Spouse(s)||Leonard M. Behrens(1940-1950; divorced)
(m. 1953-1974; his death; 1 child)
Mary Anderson (born April 3, 1920) is an American actress, who appeared in 31 films and 22 television productions between 1939 and 1965.
After two uncredited roles, she made her first important screen appearance in Gone With the Wind (1939). After auditioning for the part of Scarlett O'Hara, she received the supporting part of Maybelle Merriweather. In 1944 she played 'Alice' the nurse, one of the ten characters in Lifeboat. Ending her film career in the early 1950s, she occasionally acted on television, i.e. as Catherine Harrington on Peyton Place in 1964 (episodes 2-20). She made a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1958 as Arlene Scott in "The Case of the Rolling Bones".
Actresses with the same name
Often confused with the stage actress Mary Anderson (1859–1940) or the silent film actress Mary Anderson (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.
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.
- Gone With the Wind (1939)
- All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
- Under Age (1941)
- Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)
- Bahama Passage (1941)
- The Song of Bernadette (1943)
- Lifeboat (1944)
- Wilson (1944)
- Behind Green Lights (1946)
- To Each His Own (1946)
- Whispering City (1947)
- The Underworld Story (1950)
- I, the Jury (1953)
- Dangerous Crossing (1953)
- Mary B. Anderson as per United States census (Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: 23; Page: 39B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 794.0; FHL microfilm: 2339758. Ancestry.com.
1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
- "Mary Anderson". TCM Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
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