Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes was an actress who began her movie career in the 1930s, and in tv shows from the 1960s into the 1990s. She is known for her supporting and character roles.

Ms. Wickes is probably best remembered for two characters - 'Marie Murkin' in the 1980s tv series "Father Dowling Mysteries" which starred Tom Bosley and Tracy Nelson, and as 'Sister Mary Lazarus' in two comedy feature movies, "Sister Act" (1992) and its sequel "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993), both starring Whoopi Goldberg.

I wrote to Ms. Wickes in 1985, to her Los Angeles residence, requesting a photo, and she sent this photo within two weeks.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Great post! And let's not forget Mary's appearance as the ballet teacher on "I Love Lucy" when Lucy gets her foot stuck in the rail! Mary and Lucille Ball were very close friends, even going together to visit Vivian Vance one last time before Viv passed in 1979. Thanks for sharing!!! :)