Mary Treen

Mary Treen

  • Born on
    • March 27th, 1907
  • Died on
    • July 20th, 1989
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Mary Treen (born Mary Louise Summers, March 27, 1907 – July 20, 1989) was an American film and television actress, a familiar face who brought levity to the screen. A minor actress for much of her career, she managed to secure a plain, unassuming niche for herself in the Hollywood of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Early years She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of attorney Don. C. Summers and actress Helene Sullivan Summers. In 1908, when Mary Louise was 11 months old, her mother sued her father for divorce on the grounds that he failed to provide for her. Her father died while she was an infant. She was reared in California by her mother and her stepfather, a physician. Treen attended the Westlake School for Girls and a convent where she tried out successfully in school plays. Career During her career, Treen was seen in over 40 films. Among her film roles were Tilly, the secretary of the Building and Loan, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and the role of Pat in the drama Kitty Foyle (1940) starring Ginger Rogers. Her longest-running role was as Hilda, the maid and baby nurse, in 64 episodes from 1962 to 1965 of the NBC and CBS sitcom The Joey Bishop Show. Earlier, in the 1954–1955 season, she was cast in thirty-eight episodes as Emily Dodger on the CBS sitcom Willy. Death Treen died of cancer in Newport Beach, California, July 20, 1989. She was 82. Her only survivors were distant cousins. One of her cousins was actor Mort Mills.

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Acting (37 Credits)

1975The Strongest Man in the World as Mercedes
1963Fun in Acapulco as Mrs. Stevers
1963Who's Minding the Store? as Mattress Customer
1961All in a Night's Work as Miss Schuster
1961Bachelor in Paradise as Mrs. Freedman
1961The Errand Boy as Commissary Cashier
1959Career as Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
1958Rock-a-Bye Baby as Nurse
1958I Married a Monster from Outer Space as Mother Bradley (uncredited)
1957The Sad Sack as Sgt. Hansen
1957The Joker Is Wild as Nightclub Heckler's Wife
1956Bundle of Joy as Matron
1952Room for One More as Grace Roberts (as Mary Lou Treen)
1952Sailor Beware as Ginger
1952Dreamboat as Wife in Hotel Bar
1948The Snake Pit as Nurse Jones
1946Strange Impersonation as Talkative nurse
1946It's a Wonderful Life as Cousin Tilly
1944Hands Across the Border as Sophie LawrenceWatch Free
1944Casanova Brown as Monica Case, the Maid
1943They Got Me Covered as Helen
1943So Proudly We Hail! as Sadie
1942They All Kissed the Bride as Susie Johnson
1941Father Takes a Wife as Secretary
1941You Belong to Me as Doris
1941The Great Man's Lady as Persis
1940Kitty Foyle as Pat Day
1939When Tomorrow Comes as Waitress (uncredited)
1939First Love as Agnes, Barbara's Maid
1939Babes in Arms as Receptionist (uncredited)
1937Ever Since Eve as Employment Clerk
1936The Golden Arrow as Appleby's Secretary (uncredited)
1935The Case of the Lucky Legs as Spudsy's Wife
1935Page Miss Glory as Beauty Shop Operator
1935The Case of the Curious Bride as Telegraph Office Clerk
1935Front Page Woman as Nurse (uncredited)
1935'G' Men as Gregory's Secretary (uncredited)

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