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Mary Anderson

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Mary Anderson was a film and television actress from the late 1930s to the early 60s. Anderson appeared in a number of films in the 1940s. In 1939, when she was sixteen, Anderson auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind". She did not get the lead, but was cast in the supporting role of Maybelle Meriweather. Anderson went on to appear in numerous films through the 1940s and transitioned to television during the late 40s and early 50s. Her first roles were in anthology drama series, such as Chevrolet Tele-Theatre, The Philco Television Payhouse, DuPont's Cavalcade of America Theater and The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. She also played guest roles in Treasury Men in Action, Tombstone Territory and Perry Mason. Beginning in 1964 she took a recurring role, as Catherine Peyton Harrington, in the TV soap opera Peyton Place.

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'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-04-07 20:27:32
She played Maybelle Merriwether in the 1939 epic. Later, she was memorable as one of the nine survivors in Alfred Hitchcock’s "Lifeboat."read more

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