|Born||Mary Edith Willard Small
March 20, 1942 (age 71)
Pasadena, California, United States
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 and has also been credited as Merrya Small, Mary Small Rusk 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.
In January 2014 at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, there was a special screening of American Pop with Small and lead actor Ron Thompson in attendance, it was the first time Ron Thompson had ever introduced the film before a live audience.
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