|Born||Mary Edith Willard Small
March 20, 1942
Pasadena, California, United States
|Other names||Marya Small, Merrya Small, Mary Small Rusk, Mary Small|
Mews Small (born Mary Edith Wilard Small; March 20, 1942 in Pasadena, California) is an American actress and singer. 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 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.
On January 12, 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.
- The Trouble with Angels (1966) - Nun (uncredited)
- Sleeper (1973) - Dr. Nero
- The Wild Party (1975) - Bertha
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - Candy
- The Last of the Cowboys (1977) - Alice
- The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977) - Slave Girl #2
- Thank God It's Friday (1978) - Jackie
- Dreamer (1979) - Elaine
- Fade to Black (1980) - Doreen (uncredited)
- American Pop (1981) - Frankie
- Zapped! (1982) - Mrs. Springboro
- National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982) - Iris Augen
- Young Lust (1987) - Connie
- Five Corners (1987) - Woman in Deli
- Puppet Master (1989) - Theresa
- Man on the Moon (1999) - TM Administrator
- A Wake in Providence (1999) - Casting Director (voice)
- Raw Footage (2005) - Wedding Guest
- The Gift: At Risk (2007) - Mother Superior
- Boppin' at the Glue Factory (2009) - Mary LeDoux
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