Mary Wickes Biography
Birthday: June 13, 1910 (Gemini)
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Mary Wickes was an American actress and stage artist, who had worked in more than 50 movies and acted in more than a dozen plays. Her versatility spoke through the various characters she played all through her acting career - a nurse, secretary, housekeeper, spinster, stepmother etc. A brilliant student all through her school and college, Mary decided to give theatre a try when her favourite professor advised her to do so. Even though she was a great artist, and gave her best to all the roles, she never really became a mainstream actress, and yet she was always a scene-stealer. ‘They may not ask for my autograph, as long as they sign my pay check’, she said once. Her first memorable role came in the Broadway production of ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ in 1939. She played a nurse, and reprised her role in the movie of the same name in 1942. Her other famous movies were, ‘Now, Voyager’, ‘June Bride’, ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Little Women’. She had also worked in more than 60 television shows - few of them being, ‘Dennis the Menace’, ‘Temple Houston’, ‘Here’s Lucy’, ‘Highway to Heaven’ etc.