Mary Ann Mobley Net Worth

Mary Ann Mobley was born on February 17, 1937 in  Biloxi, Mississippi, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack. Born on February 17, 1939 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mary Ann Mobley is one of the few Miss Americas to have true success as an actress or television personality (the others are Barnaby Jones (1973) beauty Lee Meriwether, television hostess Phyllis George, Consumer advocate/game show panelist Bess Myerson and Eraser (1996) heroine Vanessa Williams). After serving as Miss America 1959, Mobley soon became a sought-after guest star in episodic television of the 1960s, appearing on many hit series of that era - Perry Mason (1957), Mission: Impossible (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), The Virginian (1962), to name a few. Her most important contribution to 1960s popular culture, though, was appearing opposite Elvis Presley in two films - Harum Scarum (1965) and Girl Happy (1965). Her success in film led to a 1965 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer, an award she shared with Mia Farrow and Celia Milius. She also starred in a number of other B-movies of the 1960s, such as Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) and For Singles Only (1968).Her television and film output decreased in the 1970s as she raised her daughter, Clancy Collins White, with her husband, Gary Collins. During that decade, her television appearances were mostly guest roles on series such as the iconic series Love, American Style (1969), Fantasy Island (1977), The Love Boat (1977) and the game show Match Game 73 (1973), on which she was a frequent panelist alongside such other famous wiseacres as Betty White, Brett Somers, Patti Deutsch and Charles Nelson Reilly. She and Collins also appeared a number of times performing death-defying high-wire acts and other athletic, outrageous stunts on the annual television event Circus of the Stars (1977).In the 1980s, she starred as stepmother "Maggie McKinney" in the final season of Diff'rent Strokes (1978), appeared in a recurring role as alcoholism counselor "Dr. Beth Everdene" on the prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest (1981) and continued to pop-up as a guest star on series like Hotel (1983) and Matt Houston (1982) and game shows like The Hollywood Squares (1965) and Body Language (1984). She also acted as her husband's frequent guest co-host on his successful talk shows Hour Magazine (1980) and The Home Show (1988), as well as on installments of the Miss America Pageant. In the 1990s, she made guest appearances on the sitcoms Designing Women (1986), Hearts Afire (1992), Hardball (1994) and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996). She and Collins were also hosts of an oft-run late 1990s television infomercial for "SelectComfort", a specialty bed product. Also during the 1990s, she toured in the popular play, "Love Letters", with her husband, and performed a cabaret act at the Cinegrill in Hollywood.Mary Ann and other "Match Game"/"Hollywood Squares" regulars of the 1970s and 1980s (such as Charo, Nipsey Russell, Paul Lynde and Jo Anne Worley) were riotously spoofed on Saturday Night Live (1975) in a 2002 game show sketch called "Super Buzzers" with Tina Fey playing Mary Ann. Mary Ann and her husband soon got a chance to demonstrate their own good humor, appearing as themselves in a satiric infomercial parody on the Showtime series Tu Than Theo Duoi (2003) in 2003 (the fake infomercial was for a no-effort bodytoning contraption - which spontaneously com-busts!).
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day February 17, 1937
Birth Place  Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died On December 9, 2014(2014-12-09) (aged 77)\nBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Birth Sign Pisces
Cause of death Breast cancer
Alma mater University of Mississippi
Occupation Actress
Title Miss Mississippi 1958 Miss America 1959
Predecessor Marilyn Van Derbur
Successor Lynda Lee Mead
Spouse(s) Gary Collins (m. 1967; his death 2012)
Children 3

💰 Net worth: $18 Million

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Mobley was born in 1937 in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving her reign as Miss America 1959, Mobley embarked on a career in both film and television. She signed a five-year contract with MGM. She made her first television appearances on Be Our Guest in 1960, followed by five appearances on Burke's Law from 1963 to 1965, and went on to make multiple appearances on Perry Mason, Love, American Style and Fantasy Island. She had a recurring role as Maggie McKinney Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes in the final season of the series, having taken over the role from Dixie Carter. She would later guest star as Karen Delaporte, a snide head of an historical society who crossed swords with Dixie's character, Julia Sugarbaker, in Carter's later series, Designing Women. She made two films with Elvis Presley in 1965, Girl Happy and Harum Scarum . They were friends as they were both from Mississippi. Elvis liked that Mary Ann was a true southern lady.


Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959, the first Mississippian to achieve this honor, winning the national talent award.


She married actor and television host Gary Collins in 1967.


Mobley also made occasional appearances on Match Game as one of the Celebrity panelists from 1973 to 1977. From 1984 to 1988, Mobley joined husband Gary Collins by co-hosting the Pillsbury Bake-Off on CBS.


Mobley was a member of Chi Omega sorority at the University of Mississippi, and in 1981 was inducted into the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame.


Mobley joined her husband, Gary Collins, as co-host of the 1989 Miss America pageant, in September 1988 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the 30th anniversary year of her own Miss America pageant victory.


Her last TV acting appearance was in 1994 on Hardball. In 2002, she appeared in the documentary film Miss America which aired on PBS.


The couple separated in 2011 but reconciled and were living in Biloxi, Mississippi, when Collins died on October 13, 2012. Collins and Mobley had one daughter together, Mary Clancy Collins. Mobley was also step-mother to Melissa Collins and Guy william Collins, her husband's children from his first marriage.


She was Awarded the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1965. She was active in many charitable causes and was awarded the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award in 1966 by Lady Bird Johnson.


She was treated in 2009 for Stage 3 breast cancer. Mobley died at her home in Beverly Hills, California, on December 9, 2014, aged 77, from breast cancer.