Friday, February 6, 2015

Mary Healy, 1918-2015

I missed that the death of actress Mary Healy was reported on Wednesday. Healy was 96.

Healy is one of those people who did more work on Braodway, and early TV, than she did in movies, which might be one of the reasons I didn't recognize the name. Probably her best known movie credit would be in The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, in which she played the mother of the Tommy Rettig character. Healy was married for 58 years to actor Peter Lind Hayes, who played the good guy handyman opposite Healy, ultimately foiling Hans Conried's nefarious plot. Hayes died in 1998. The photo on the left is a screencap from The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, which Healy on the right and Hayes, seen mostly from the back, on the left.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Never heard of her.