Mary Ann Mobley

Biography: Mississippi-born Mary Ann Mobley won the 1959 Miss America crown by singing a medley consisting of an aria from Madame Butterfly and the pop hit "There'll Be Some Changes Made." Within a year, Mary Ann was featured vocalist on the CBS TV variety series Be Our Guest; she then plunged into a series of youth-oriented theatrical films. Her movie leading men were an odd assortment, ranging from Elvis to Jerry Lewis. Far busier on TV than in films, Mary Ann was a guest on virtually every important prime-time dramatic series of the 1960s; she later played a recurring role on the ABC daytimer General Hospital, and in 1985 replaced Dixie Carter in the part of Conrad Bain's wife on the weekly sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Trivia cultivators are fond of citing the two plum TV roles that Mary Ann was up for but didn't get; secret agent April Dancer on The Girl From UNCLE (she played the role in the pilot episode, but the series proper starred Stefanie Powers) and Batgirl-aka-Barbara Gordon onMississippi-born Mary Ann Mobley won the 1959 Miss America crown by singing a medley consisting of an aria from Madame Butterfly and the pop hit "There'll Be Some Changes Made." Within a year, Mary Ann was featured vocalist on the CBS TV variety series Be Our Guest; she then plunged into a series of youth-oriented theatrical films. Her movie leading men were an odd assortment, ranging from Elvis to Jerry Lewis. Far busier on TV than in films, Mary Ann was a guest on virtually every important prime-time dramatic series of the 1960s; she later played a recurring role on the ABC daytimer General Hospital, and in 1985 replaced Dixie Carter in the part of Conrad Bain's wife on the weekly sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Trivia cultivators are fond of citing the two plum TV roles that Mary Ann was up for but didn't get; secret agent April Dancer on The Girl From UNCLE (she played the role in the pilot episode, but the series proper starred Stefanie Powers) and Batgirl-aka-Barbara Gordon on Batman (Yvonne Craig took over when Mary Ann fell ill). Mary Ann Mobley married to actor/talkshow host Gary Collins in 1967; the two remained together until Collins death in 2012. Mobley passed away in 2014, at age 75. Expand

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tbd Designing Women: Season 5 Sep 17, 1990 Karen tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 8 Sep 27, 1985 Margaret "Maggie" McKinney Drummond (1985-1986) / Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 7 Sep 29, 1984 Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 8 Sep 22, 1984 Annette Epshaw tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 6 Oct 1, 1983 Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 5 Oct 2, 1982 Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 4 Oct 29, 1981 Director / Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 3 Nov 12, 1980 Director / Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 4 Oct 25, 1980 Marion Vail tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 2 Sep 21, 1979 Maggie McKinney / Maggie McKinney/Miss Osborne tbd
tbd Diff'rent Strokes: Season 1 Nov 3, 1978 Maggie McKinney tbd
tbd The Love Boat: Season 2 Sep 16, 1978 Mrs. Diller tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 5 Sep 14, 1973 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 4 Sep 5, 1972 Recurring Role tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 3 Sep 17, 1971 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 2 Sep 25, 1970 Recurring Role / Actor tbd
tbd Love, American Style: Season 1 Sep 29, 1969 Pat tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 2 Sep 19, 1968 Marcy tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 1 Sep 17, 1966 Crystal Walker tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 9 Sep 12, 1965 Sharon tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 8 Sep 24, 1964 Actor tbd