Mary Ann Mobley

Mary Ann Mobley

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Birthday: Feb 17, 1939

Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

A beauty remembered for her Southern charm and sweet voice, Mary Ann Mobley was raised in a strict Methodist family in Brandon, MS. Though her father hoped she would study law at the University of Mississippi, the young Mobley had already set her sights on performance, majoring in theater. When the opportunity arose to compete in the 1959 Miss America pageant, Mobley threw her hat into the ring, mainly enticed by the promise of a $1,000 scholarship. Much to the young woman's shock, she won the competition. She spent the next year studying acting with acclaimed acting teacher Lee Strasberg, hoping to put her notoriety to good use as a serious actor. Broadway roles in "No Way to Go But Down" and "Guys and Dolls" followed, and Mobley eventually landed in Los Angeles, ready to begin her movie career under contract to MGM. She acted and sang opposite Elvis Presley in "Girl Happy" (1965) and "Harum Scarum" (1965) and appeared on numerous TV shows, quickly becoming a popular face and name. Mobley even met her husband, actor and talk show host Gary Collins, the following year on the set of the film "Three on a Couch" (1966). Mobley would prove an extremely active performer over the next several years, appearing in several films and on countless television series like "Ironside" (NBC, 1967-1975) and "Vega$" (ABC, 1978-1981), even appearing in acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's first television project, "The Lie" (CBS, 1973). She performed stunts on several installments of "Circus of the Stars" (CBS, 1977-1994) and regularly competed in celebrity rodeos. Mobley also became well known for her charity work, serving on the boards of the March of Dimes and the National Council on Disability. Mobley died at her Beverly Hills home on December 9,2014. She was 77 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Lost Valley Susan Harkness (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost in Time Rhea (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl on the Late, Late Show The Librarian (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 53% My Dog the Thief Kim Lawrence (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Singles Only Anne Carr (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Istanbul Express Peggy Coopersmith (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Pirate Princess Patna (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 64% Three on a Couch Susan Manning (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 67% Girl Happy Deena (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 28% Harum Scarum Princess Shalimar (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 38% Get Yourself a College Girl Teresa "Terry" Taylor (Character) - 1964

TV

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No Score Yet 66% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Maggie McKinney (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1979-1980 1984-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1982 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Susan Harkness (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1977
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Audrey Parson (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Carol (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Sharon Carmody (Guest Star) 1964 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966