Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before (Hollywood by Steve Taravella

By Steve Taravella

Moviegoers understand her because the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. This publication, jam-packed with never-published behind-the-scenes tales from Broadway and Hollywood, chronicles the lifetime of a classy girl who introduced an collection of unforgettable nurses, nuns, and housekeepers to lifestyles on display and stage.

Wickes used to be a part of essentially the most major moments in movie, tv, theatre, and radio background. On that scary evening in 1938 that Orson Welles recorded his earth-shattering "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, Wickes was once ready on one other soundstage for him for a practice session of Danton's Death, oblivious to the havoc happening outside.

while silent movie famous person Gloria Swanson determined to host a reside speak exhibit in this new factor known as tv, Wickes was once certainly one of her first site visitors. whilst Lucille Ball made her first television visual appeal at any place, Wickes seemed with her--and turned Lucy's closest good friend for greater than thirty years. Wickes was once the unique Mary Poppins, lengthy sooner than an umbrella carried Julie Andrews around the rooftops of London. And whilst Disney all started developing 101 Dalmatians, it requested Wickes to pose for animators attempting to seize the evil of Cruella de Vil.

The pinched-face actress who cracked clever by means of day grew to become a confidante to a few of the day's greatest stars by means of evening, together with Bette Davis and Doris Day. reinforced through interviews with nearly 300 humans, and by means of deepest correspondence from Ball, Davis, Day, and others, Mary Wickes: i do know i have visible That Face Before comprises ratings of never-before-shared anecdotes approximately Hollywood and Broadway. within the strategy, it introduces readers to a posh lady who sustained a awesome profession for sixty years.

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