Mary Treen

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Mary Treen
Mary Treen 1938.jpg
Born Mary Louise Summers
(1907-03-27)March 27, 1907
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died July 20, 1989(1989-07-20) (aged 82)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1930–1983
Spouse(s) Herbert C. Pearson (m. 1944–1965, his death)

Mary Treen (March 27, 1907 – July 20, 1989) was an American film and television actress, a familiar face who brought levity to the screen. A minor actress for much of her career, she managed to secure a plain, unassuming niche for herself in the Hollywood of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

Life and career[edit]

She was born Mary Louise Summers in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father died while she was an infant, and she was reared in California by her mother, who once performed under the stage name Helene Sullivan, and her stepfather, a physician. Treen attended the Westlake School for Girls and a convent where she tried out successfully in school plays.

Among her numerous film roles were Tilly, the secretary of the Building and Loan, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and the role of Pat in the drama Kitty Foyle (1940) starring Ginger Rogers. Her longest-running role was as Hilda, the maid and baby nurse, in sixty-four episodes from 1962 to 1965 of the NBC and CBS sitcom The Joey Bishop Show. Earlier, in the 1954–1955 season, she was cast in thirty-eight episodes as Emily Dodger on the CBS sitcom Willy.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Mary Treen". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 

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