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Mary Healy

Performer
( b. Apr 14, 1918 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - d. Feb 03, 2015 Calabasas, California, USA ) Female
Relations: Wife of Peter Lind Hayes (1940 - 1998) his death
Mary Healy was an actress and singer who was part of a husband-and-wife comedy team with Peter Lind Hayes in the 1950s and '60s, appearing on television and in a "life in suburbia" radio broadcast from their home in Westchester County, N.Y.

Ms. Healy and Mr. Hayes, a movie actor and Broadway, nightclub and television comedian whom she married in 1940, appeared together in the early '50s on two variety shows, "The Peter Lind Hayes Show" on NBC and "Star of the Family" on CBS.

Mary Healy was born in New Orleans. After winning the Miss New Orleans beauty pageant as a teenager, she began singing with dance bands at hotels in the city. She was signed to a 20th Century Fox film contact and had her first major role in the 1939 movie "Second Fiddle," starring Tyrone Power and Sonja Henie.

Sent on a national tour in 1940, she met and married Mr. Hayes and joined his cabaret act. Except for roles in unmemorable films over the next two years, and a starring part in Around the World, Orson Welles's 1946 Broadway production of "Around the World in 80 Days," she worked almost exclusively with her husband thereafter.

In 1958, the couple starred in the Broadway farce Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, which ran for 26 weeks. In 1960, they starred in "Peter Loves Mary," a sitcom about married show-business celebrities struggling to adjust to life in the suburbs. They were also frequent guest panelists on the CBS game show "What's My Line?" and vacation hosts on Arthur Godfrey's television programs.

For several years in the early '60s they starred on a WOR radio show, broadcast on weekday mornings from their home in New Rochelle. Many metropolitan-area listeners identified with their witty observations and unrehearsed chatter about children, meals, commuting, friends and life's little exasperations -- the things ordinary people talked about over the breakfast table.

Ms. Healy and Mr. Hayes wrote a memoir, "Twenty-Five Minutes From Broadway" (1961), its title inspired by George M. Cohan's musical about New Rochelle, Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway.

Source: The New York Times obituary 


ProductionsDate of Productions
Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Mary Healy [Ann Williams]
Mar 03, 1958 - Aug 30, 1958
Around the World
[Musical, Extravaganza, Original]
  • Starring: Mary Healy [Mrs. Aouda]
May 31, 1946 - Aug 03, 1946
Common Ground
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Mary Healy [Geegee]
Apr 25, 1945 - Jun 23, 1945
Count Me In
[Musical, Revue, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Mary Healy [Sherry Brandywine, Sherry, "We're Still on the Map" Singer, The North]
Oct 08, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942
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