|Born||Mary Edith Willard Small
March 20, 1942 (age 71)
Mews Small (born March 20, 1942 in Pasadena, California) is an American actress and singer. Born Mary Edith Willard Small, she was known professionally as Marya Small during the 1970s. She has also been credited as Marya Small, Merrya Small and Mary Small.
She began her career as a stage actress in New York City. She has since acted in more than 18 feature films and various television shows. She has worked with such names as Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Elizabeth Taylor.
She is known for her roles as "Candy" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and "Dr. Nero" in Sleeper. She also portrayed the Janis Joplin inspired role of Frankie in the animated rotoscope film American Pop.
- "About Mews Small". Mewssmall.com.
- Vincent Canby (1975-11-28). "Jack Nicholson, the Free Spirit of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'". The New York Times.
- William V. Costanzo (2004), Great films and how to teach them, National Council of Teachers of English, ISBN 0-8141-3909-4, p.193.
- Deborah C. Mitchell (2001), Diane Keaton: Artist and icon, McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-1082-5, p.164.
- J.C. Maçek III (2012-08-02). "'American Pop'... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung". PopMatters.