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Mary Wickes
Mary Wickes
Credits
Role Cassandra
Biographical Information
Birth Name Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser
Birthdate June 13, 1910
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death Date October 22, 1995 (age 85)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

Mary Wickes played the powerful coven leader, Cassandra, in two Tabitha episodes (1977-1978).

Biography[]

American actress Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser. She was the daughter of a well-to-do St. Louis banker. She was an excellent student, completing a political science degree at the Washington University in St. Louis by the age of 18. She originally intended to become a lawyer.

Wickes made her Broadway debut in 1934 and began acting in films in 1939. One of her earliest notable film appearances was in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" in 1942. She first attracted attention in the film "Now, Voyager", also released in 1942, as the nurse. The same year she had a large part in the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy "Who Done It?" She continued playing supporting roles in films during the next decade. In the 1950s Wickes played regular roles in the television sitcoms "Make Room for Daddy" and "Dennis the Menace". She appeared in the holiday classic "White Christmas" in 1954. In the 1950s - 1970s she played frequent guest roles in each of her friend Lucille Ball's television series, "I Love Lucy", "Here's Lucy" and "The Lucy Show". She appeared regularly in the children's television show "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters". By the 1980s her appearances in television series such as "M*A*S*H", "The Love Boat", "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "Murder, She Wrote" made her an easily recognizable character actress. In the 1990s she appeared in "Postcards from the Edge" and achieved the biggest success of her career in "Sister Act" in 1992 as Sister Mary Lazarus. She reprised the role in the sequel "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit". Her final film appearance was in the 1994 film version of "Little Women" as Aunt March. Hospitalized in 1995, Wickes died after cancer surgery.

Tabitha Credits[]

Sources[]

  • Mary Wickes on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 16, 2020.
  • Iola. Mary Wickes, memorial, Findagrave.com, March 11, 2000. Retrieved on January 16, 2020, edited.
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