Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Mary Ann Mobley Biography (1939-)
Born February 17, 1939 (some sources say 1937), in Biloxi, MS; daughter of Robert (a lawyer) and Mary Moore (an insurance executive; maiden name, Farish)Mobley; married Gary Ennis Collins (an actor and television host), October 24, 1967; children: Mary Clancy Collins (a writer and producer). Addresses: Contact--c/o 2751 Hutton Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
- Birth Details
- February 17, 1939
- Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Julie, Oklahoma!, North Shore Music Theatre, 1960.
- Meg, Brigadoon, Cape Cod Music Tent, 1960.
- Ingenue lead, Nowhere to Go but Up, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City,1962.
- Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Sacramento, CA, 1969, later Fort Worth, TX, 1973,and Cleveland, OH, 1979.
- Tuptim, The King and I, Sacramento, CA, 1970.
- Dolly Gallagher Levi, Hello, Dolly!, Sacramento, CA, 1971.
- Daisy, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Fort Worth, TX, 1972.
- Sharon, Finian's Rainbow, Sacramento, CA, 1975.
- Katie "Babe" Williams, The Pajama Game, Sacramento, CA, 1976.
- Also appeared in other productions, including an off-Broadway musical comedy.
Credits; Major Tours
- Sarah Brown, Guys and Dolls, Boston, MA, 1960, later North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA, 1961, then Cape Cod Music Tent, 1961, later Anaheim, CA,1962.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Get Yourself a College Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.
- Deena, Girl Happy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.
- Princess Shalimar, Harum Scarum (also known as Harem Holiday), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.
- Young Dillinger, Allied Artists, 1965.
- Susan Manning, Three on a Couch, Columbia, 1966.
- Princess Patna, The King's Pirate, Universal, 1967.
- For Singles Only, Columbia, 1968.
- Smokey and the Bandit, Part II, Universal, 1980.
- Crazy Horse and Custer: The Untold Story, 1990.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Featured singer, Be Our Guest, CBS, 1960.
- Mrs. Drummond, Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1985-86.
- Cohost, Home, ABC, 1989.
- Hearts Afire, CBS, 1993.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Peggy Coopersmith, Istanbul Express, NBC, 1968.
- Kim Lawrence, "My Dog, the Thief," The Wonderful World of Disney, NBC, 1969.
- The Girl on the Late, Late Show, NBC, 1974.
- Flying High, 1978.
- "The Secret of the Lost Valley," Disney's Wonderful World, NBC, 1980.
- Earthbound, 1981.
- Annie, "Bandit, Bandit" (also known as "Bandit: Bandit, Bandit"), ActionPack, syndicated, 1994.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Who Killed Purity Mather?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1963.
- "Who Killed Marty Kelso?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.
- "Who Killed the Tall One in the Middle?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.
- "The Case of the Blonde Bonanza," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.
- "Who Killed the Strangler?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1965.
- "This Town for Sale," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1965.
- "The Ghost is Clear," The Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1966.
- April Dancer, "The Moonglow Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1966.
- Sharon Carmody, "The Case of the Misguided Model," Perry Mason, CBS, 1966.
- Crystal Walker, "Old Man Out," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1966.
- "Tears from a Glass Eye," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1966.
- "Shadow Run," Iron Horse, ABC, 1967.
- "Sabres in the Sun," Custer, ABC, 1967.
- "The Tormentor," Ironside, NBC, 1969.
- "Love and the Young Unmarrieds," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.
- "Shadow in the Wall," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972.
- "Short Circuit," Search, NBC, 1972.
- "Five Women Weeping," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972.
- "I Left My Heart in Cincinnati," The Partridge Family, ABC, 1973.
- "Love and the Seven Year Wait," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.
- "The Case of the Telltale Drunk," The New Perry Mason, CBS, 1973.
- "Fingerprint," Police Story, NBC, 1974.
- "Elsa's Odyssey," Born Free, NBC, 1974.
- Rhea, "Atlantium," The Fantastic Journey, NBC, 1977.
- "Vortex," The Fantastic Journey, NBC, 1977.
- "Fool for a Client," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.
- "Ship of Ghouls," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.
- "Let the Good Times Roll," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.
- Jonelle Andrews, General Hospital, ABC, 1979.
- "Lost Monday," Vega$, ABC, 1980.
- Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.
- Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.
- "Bugged," Love Boat, ABC, 1981.
- "Nancy and the Thunderbirds," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.
- "The Yacht Club Murders," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983.
- "Ambitious Lady," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1984.
- "Ideals," Hotel, ABC, 1984.
- "The Odd Triple," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985.
- "False Faces," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988.
- "Dirty Tricks," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988.
- "Flying Blind," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988.
- "The Key to Angela," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1988.
- Triple Threat, syndicated, 1988.
- Also appeared in All Star Secrets, NBC; Beat the Clock, CBS, ABC, and syndicated; Body Language, CBS; Card Sharks, NBC, syndicated, and CBS; The Cross-Wits, syndicated; The Dinah Shore Show, NBC; The John Davidson Show, syndicated; Keep Talking, CBS and ABC; Make Me Laugh, ABC and syndicated; The MatchGame, NBC, CBS, syndicated, and ABC; The Merv Griffin Show, NBC, syndicated,and CBS; The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated; Sally Jessy Raphael, syndicated;Scrabble, NBC; The Tonight Show, NBC; To Tell the Truth, CBS, syndicated, andNBC; and Disco Fever.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Circus of the Stars (two specials), CBS, 1977.
- Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1979.
- Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood, 1980.
- Host, Wedding Day, 1981.
- Guest host, The World of Entertainment, 1982.
- An All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan, 1985.
- Host, America's Bake-Off Contest, CBS, 1986.
- Cohost, Born America: A March of Dimes Television Event (also known as AMarch of Dimes Television Event), syndicated, 1986.
- It's Howdy Doody Time: A 40-Year Celebration (also known as Howdy Doody's40th Anniversary and Howdy Doody's 40th Birthday), syndicated, 1987.
- Hollywood Women, syndicated, 1988.
- Host, The Pillsbury Bake-Off, CBS, 1988.
- Host, The 1988 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1988.
- The 1990 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1990.
- Host, The 43rd Annual Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1992.
- Miss America: Their Untold Stories (also known as Miss Americas ...
- Where Are They Now? and There She Was ... Miss America), NBC, 1993.
- The 1993 Crosby Clambake, TNN, 1993.
- Also appeared in The 1984 Olympics and The Third Annual Collegiate Cheerleading Championships.
Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
- "Who Killed Julie Greer?" (pilot for the series Burke's Law), The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1961.
- "The Bust," Honeymoon Suite, ABC, 1973.
- Saturday Evening Post, January/February, 1994, pp. 34-40.
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