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Madge Blake
Madge Blake
Credits
Role Mary
Biographical Information
Birthdate May 31, 1899
Birthplace Kinsley, Kansas, United States
Death Date February 19, 1969 (age 69)
Death Place Pasadena, California, United States[1]

Madge Blake portrayed Mary, a witch who protests ugly witch stereotypes, in the first season episode, "The Witches Are Out" (1964).

Biography[]

Blake was born in Kinsley in Edwards County, south-central Kansas, to Albert Cummings and the former Alice Stone. Her father was a Methodist circuit rider who discouraged her from becoming an actress, thus she did not enter acting until later in life, despite her family's relocation from Kansas to Southern California.

Blake was a cousin of actor Milburn Stone, who played the role of Doc Adams on "Gunsmoke". She did not begin to study acting until she was fifty years old, when she enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse and took advantage of whatever influence or contacts Milburn Stone had to land acting roles.

She is best remembered for "Leave It to Beaver", "The Real McCoys", and for the role of Aunt Harriet Cooper in ninety-six episodes of "Batman". Gene Kelly had a special affection for her and included her in each of his films following her role in "An American in Paris". [2]

References[]

  1. Madge Blake on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 27, 2019.
  2. Madge Blake on Wikipedia. Retrieved on November 27, 2019, edited.
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