Mary Howard de Liagre

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Mary Howard de Liagre
Mary Howard
Mary Howard de Liagre in 1951
Born Mary Rogers
(1913-05-18)May 18, 1913
Independence, Kansas, U.S.
Died June 6, 2009(2009-06-06) (aged 96)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names Mary Rogers
Mary Howard
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1933-1942
Spouse(s) Alfred De Liagre Jr. (1945-1987) (his death) (2 children)

Mary Howard de Liagre, née Rogers (18 May 1913 – 6 June 2009)[1] was an American actress usually credited as Mary Howard, or as Mary Rogers prior to 1937.[1]

Howard came from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and took dancing lessons when she was in kindergarten.[2] She began her entertainment career as a dancer, performing in shows in New York City when she was 14. That talent ran in her family, as two older sisters were in the Ziegfeld Follies.[3]

Howard helped organize the USO in Los Angeles during World War II and toured for returning servicemen.[4]

In 1945, she moved to New York City and married Alfred de Liagre Jr., a film producer who died in 1987. She was a founding member of Recording for the Blind, and served on the boards of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Princess Grace Foundation.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Mary Howard". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Paul (September 11, 1939). "Mary Howard Took Up Dancing Because of Straight Legs -- Now That Teeth Are Straightened She's Actress". Kingsport Times. Tennessee, Kingsport. Newspaper Enterprise Association. p. 4. Retrieved August 31, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Lowrance, Dee (June 7, 1942). "Her Face Is Unfamiliar, But --". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. Every Week Magazine. p. 32. Retrieved August 31, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Staff, Variety (9 June 2009). "Actress Mary Howard de Liagre dies". Variety. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "The 10th Academy Awards | 1938". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Marie Antoinette (1938) - Full Credits -". Turner Classic Movies. TCM Interactive Group. 

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