Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 125

Birthday 1907-03-27

Day of Death 1989-07-20

Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Mary Lou Treen

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life as (archive footage)
1978 Goodbye, Franklin High as Teacher
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Sister #2
1975 The Strongest Man in the World as Mercedes
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1963 Who's Minding the Store? as Mattress Customer
1963 Fun in Acapulco as Mrs. Stevers
1961 The Errand Boy as Commissary Cashier
1961 Bachelor in Paradise as Mrs. Freedman
1961 The Joey Bishop Show (123 episodes) as Hilda
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (3 episodes) as Clara Lindsey
1959 Career as Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby as Nurse
1957 The Sad Sack as Sgt. Hansen
1957 Gun Duel In Durango as Miss Henderson
1956 Bundle of Joy as Matron
1956 Calling Homicide as Flo Burton, script girl
1956 When Gangland Strikes as Emily Parsons
1954 Willy (25 episodes)
1953 Clipped Wings as Mildred
1953 Let's Do It Again as Nelly
1952 Dreamboat as Wife in Hotel Bar
1952 Sailor Beware as Ginger
1952 Room for One More as Grace Roberts (as Mary Lou Treen)
1950 Young Daniel Boone as Helen Bryan
1949 And Baby Makes Three as Pregnant woman
1948 Let's Live a Little as Miss Adams
1948 The Snake Pit as Nurse Jones
1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven as Wife (uncredited)
1948 Shed No Tears as Hilda
1947 Merton of the Movies as Gladys (uncredited)
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as Cousin Tilly
1946 One Exciting Week as Mabel Taylor
1946 Swing Parade of 1946 as Marie Finch
1946 Strange Impersonation as Talkative nurse
1946 From This Day Forward as Alice Beesley
1946 A Guy Could Change as Grace Conley
1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes as Train Passenger at Bar
1945 I Love a Soldier as Cecilia 'Cissy' Grant
1945 Blonde from Brooklyn as Diane Peabody
1945 Don Juan Quilligan as Lucy Blake
1945 High Powered as Cassie McQuade
1944 Casanova Brown as Monica Case, the Maid
1944 Swing in the Saddle as Addie LaTour
1944 The Navy Way as Agnes
1944 Hands Across the Border as Sophie Lawrence
1943 Mystery Broadcast as Smitty
1943 So Proudly We Hail as Sadie
1943 Hit Parade of 1943 as Janie
1943 They Got Me Covered as Helen
1943 The Powers Girl as Nancy
1943 Lady Bodyguard as Miss Tracy
1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy as Dawn
1942 Stand By All Networks as Nora Cassidy
1942 Between Us Girls as Mary Belle
1942 They All Kissed the Bride as Susie Johnson
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Persis
1942 The Night Before the Divorce as Olga
1941 Pacific Blackout as Irene
1941 You Belong to Me as Doris
1941 Father Takes a Wife as Secretary
1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome as Martha
1940 Kitty Foyle as Pat Day
1940 Rodeo Dough as Mary
1940 Black Diamonds as Nina Norton
1940 Swing with Bing as Herself
1940 Girl in 313 as Jenny, Hotel Maid
1940 Double Alibi as Hospital Switchboard Operator
1940 Danger On Wheels as Esme
1939 First Love as Agnes, Barbara's Maid
1939 Babes in Arms as Receptionist
1939 Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga as Mary
1939 When Tomorrow Comes as Waitress (uncredited)
1939 A Star Is Shorn as Patsy
1939 Happily Buried as Waitress
1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up as Secretary
1938 I'll Give a Million as Nanette
1938 Always Goodbye as Al's Bride-to-Be (uncredited)
1938 Young Fugitives as Kathy
1938 Rascals as Waiting Room Patient
1938 Kentucky Moonshine as Sugar Hatfield
1938 Sally, Irene and Mary as Miss Barkow
1938 Swing It, Sailor! as Gertie Burns
1937 Second Honeymoon as Elsie
1937 Dance Charlie Dance as Jennie Wolfe - Arden's Agent
1937 Talent Scout as Janet Morris
1937 Ever Since Eve as Employment Clerk
1937 Marry the Girl as Nurse locked in room
1937 The Go-Getter as Mrs. Blair
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Saxe
1937 Maid of Salem as Susy Abbott
1937 God's Country and the Woman as Miss Flint
1936 Fugitive in the Sky as Agatha Ormsby
1936 The Captain's Kid as Libby, the Housekeeper
1936 Down the Stretch as Nurse
1936 Love Begins at Twenty as Alice Gillingwater
1936 Jailbreak as Gladys Joy
1936 Public Enemy's Wife as Telephone Operator
1936 Murder by an Aristocrat as Florrie
1936 The Golden Arrow as Appleby's Secretary (uncredited)
1936 Brides Are Like That as Jennie
1936 Snowed Under as Secretary Taking Mike's Dictation (uncredited)
1936 Colleen as Miss Hively
1936 Freshman Love as Squirmy
1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan as Nurse Margaret Brody
1935 Miss Pacific Fleet as Violet Johnson - Butch's Girl (uncredited)
1935 Broadway Hostess as Nurse
1935 Shipmates Forever as Cowboy's girl
1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs as Spudsy's Wife
1935 I Live For Love as Clementine
1935 Page Miss Glory as Beauty Shop Operator
1935 Broadway Gondolier as 2nd Irate Caller
1935 Front Page Woman as Nurse (uncredited)
1935 'G' Men as Gregory's Secretary (uncredited)
1935 The Case of the Curious Bride as Telegraph Office Clerk
1935 Traveling Saleslady as Miss Wells
1935 A Night at the Ritz as Isabelle, Hassler's Secretary
1935 Sweet Music as Woman at train station (uncredited)
1935 Red Hot Tires as Maggie
1935 Maybe It's Love as Secretary
1934 Babbitt as Miss McGoun
1934 Happiness Ahead as Bob's Friend Celebrating New Year's Eve
1931 Blue of the Night as Gamma Gamma Gamma Girl in Nightclub with Glasses
1930 Viennese Nights as Shocked Woman on Street (uncredited)
1930 Surprise as Mary - Oswald's Wife

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