Mary Wickes one of the most prolific character actresses of all time.
Mary Wickes was a veteran character actress and comedienne of numerous stage and film performances.
Some of Mary Wickes’ most merorable rolls include:
Emma the housekeeper in the holiday classic White Christmas
Nurse Preen in The Man Who Came to Dinner
and Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act
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Lucille Ball was best friends with Mary Wickes
Mary and Lucy appeared in several shows together.
But there most memorable performance was as the Ballet teacher and Student in the I love Lucy Show.
A wonderful picture of Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Mary Wickes, Mary Jane Croft, Hazel Pierce, and Carole Cook in an episode of The Lucy Show.
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Mary Wickes was a working Actress
With over 50 years of acting under her belt she was still going strong right up until the day she passed away.
Her final film role was the voice of the gargoyle Laverne in the animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She completed taping only 3 days before she died.
She was also featured in Father Dowling Mysteries, Sister Act and Here's Lucy.
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