Mary Frann Biography
Birthday: February 27, 1943 (Pisces)
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Mary Frann was an American actor and was primarily known for her work on TV. She is mostly remembered for her portrayal of ‘Joanna Loudon,’ wife of ‘Dick Loudon’ (played by Bob Newhart), in the ‘CBS’ sitcom ‘Newhart.’ Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she began working in the entertainment industry as a child model. She won the title of ‘America’s Junior Miss’ and earned a scholarship at the ‘Northwestern University.’ However, she did not complete her studies and began working at the local TV station instead. Moving to Chicago, she hosted a morning TV show and joined the local theater. Later, she relocated to Los Angeles and made guest appearances in popular series such as ‘That Girl,’ ‘The Wild Wild West,’ ‘Days of Our Lives,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ and ‘Darkroom.’ She appeared in the series ‘My Friend Tony,’ but it was short-lived. Frann received recognition and appreciation with her role of ‘Joanna Loudon’ in the hit series ‘Newhart.’ The series ran for eight seasons. She also appeared in a number of TV movies. She was married to TJ Escott, but they divorced later. Frann died in her sleep at the age of 55.