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Mary Beth Hughes

Born Nov 13, 1921

Mary Beth Hughes was an American film, television, and stage actress best known for her roles in B movies.

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1919 Birth Born on November 13, 1919.
1923 3 Years Old Born Mary Elizabeth Hughes in Alton, Illinois, Hughes' parents divorced in 1923. … Read More


1937 17 Years Old Upon graduating from high school in 1937, she returned to Brown's theater company, where she continued to appear in various stage productions until the summer of 1938, when she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue a film career. … Read More
1939 19 Years Old Hyde landed Hughes a contract with MGM, and she soon landed a small, uncredited role in the 1939 film Broadway Serenade. … Read More


1940 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1940 Hughes was offered a contract with 20th Century-Fox. … Read More
1943 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Fox did not renew her contract when it expired in 1943, and the following year she began appearing in a nightclub act and soon signed a three-picture deal with Universal Pictures. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old In 1948, she married singer/actor David Street. The marriage ended in 1956.


1961 41 Years Old In 1961, Hughes decided to retire from acting and began working as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon's office, although she continued her appearances in nightclubs. … Read More


1970 50 Years Old In 1970 she landed a regular role on The Red Skelton Show, appearing in 11 episodes before the show ended later that year.
1973 53 Years Old In 1973 Hughes married her manager, Nicky Stewart, but that marriage also ended in divorce four years later.
1976 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976 she again retired from show business, explaining that she was "tired of auditioning for sexy grandma roles."


1991 71 Years Old She closed the shop in the late 1980s and began working as a telemarketer until 1991, when she was laid off. … Read More
1995 76 Years Old Mary Beth Hughes died at the age of 75 on August 27, 1995, of natural causes in Los Angeles.
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