Mary Frann

Mary Frann

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Birthday: Feb 27, 1943

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Raised as Mary Frances Luecke in St Louis, Missouri, television actress Mary Frann was best known for her portrayal of Joanna Loudon on the popular CBS sitcom "Newhart" (1982-90). The aspiring actress began her career on local television commercials, and was crowned Miss Missouri in America's Junior Miss pageant. After two years studying at Northwestern University with the help of her Junior Miss scholarship, Frann abandoned plans to pursue her education at Yale Drama School and sought to begin her career, taking a job as a weather reporter on KSDA-TV in her hometown. She later moved to Chicago to host a morning show on the city's ABC affiliate. While in Chicago, the actress began her stage work, and in 1968 made the move to Los Angeles. The following year she made her television debut as a guest star on NBC's "My Friend Tony," kicking off a prolific small screen career. (Although Frann went to New York soon after for a brief run in her Broadway debut in 1970's "Story Theatre.") From 1973 to 1974, she had a regular role on the NBC soap "Return to Peyton Place" then joined the cast of NBC's "Days of Our Lives," playing Amanda Peters until 1979.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Fatal Charm Susan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Single Women, Married Men Pat Michaels (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 76% Dance 'Til Dawn Nancy Johnson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet King's Crossing Nan Hollister (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distant Early Warning Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Chicago Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nashville Rebel Molly Morgan (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
86% 86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Brittany Moore (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Joanna Loudon (Character) 1982-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet King's Crossing Nan Hollister (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Ruth Beetson-White (Guest Star) 1978 1975
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Janice Rogers (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Joanne Forbes (Guest Star) 1972

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