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Monty Margetts
Monty Margetts
Credits
Roles Mrs. Robinson
Saleswoman
Biographical Information
Full Name Monty Margetts McDonald
Birthdate July 26, 1912
Birthplace Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Death Date February 27, 1997 (age 84)
Death Place Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States[1]

Monty Margetts played Samantha and Darrin's neighbor, Mrs. Robinson, in the fourth season episode, "A Safe and Sane Halloween" (1967), and a saleswoman in the first season episode, "Which Witch Is Which?" (1965).

Biography[]

Monty Margetts McDonald was a native of Vancouver, Canada, and began her career as a radio and television actress in 1929. In 1945, General Mills brought her to Los Angeles to work for NBC as the emerging industry’s first female network radio announcer. Her first show was “This Woman’s Secret.” Four years later, she began her daily cooking show on television, “The Monty Margetts Show" (1949). The program was telecast for five years on KFI-TV and KNBH-NBC. McDonald was a charter member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

As an actress, she had roles on several popular television series, including “Dragnet,” “Adam 12,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Bewitched”, “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Smothers Brothers Show.” She was also in motion pictures, including “Any Wednesday,” “Angel in My Pocket,” “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?” and “Napoleon and Samantha.”

She was the widow of Harold M. McDonald. [At the time of her passing], she was survived by a daughter, Hilary Costley of Woodland Hills, and two grandsons.[2]

See Also[]

Monty Margetts radio credits at Old Time Radio Downloads.

References[]

  1. Monty Margetts on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on February 18, 2020.
  2. "Monty M. McDonald; Early TV Show Host", obituary, The Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1997. Retrieved on February 18, 2020.
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