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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1915 Birth Born in 1915.
1923 8 Years Old She was born Mary Elizabeth Hughes in Alton, Illinois. Hughes' parents, George Joseph Hughes and Mary Frances Hughes, separated when she was an infant and divorced in 1923. … Read More


1937 22 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 24 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 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1940 Hughes was offered a contract with 20th Century-Fox. … Read More
1943 28 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 33 Years Old On April 28, 1948, she married singer/actor David Street. The marriage ended in divorce on January 23, 1956.


1961 46 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 55 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 58 Years Old In 1973 Hughes married her manager, Nicky Stewart, but that marriage also ended in divorce four years later.


1976 61 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 76 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 81 Years Old Hughes died at the age of 73 on August 27, 1995, of natural causes in Los Angeles.
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