Mini Tribute: Mary Wickes

 

Born June 13, 1910 Character Actress Mary Wickes!

Character Actress Mary Wickes appeared in over 130 roles, playing lots of busybodies, nurses, housekeepers and nuns. Some of my favorite Mary Wickes roles? Well there’s lots, but for a start: Nurse Pickford in Now Voyager, Nurse Preen in The Man Who Came to Dinner and the wonderful Sister Clarissa in The Trouble with Angels and Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!

Bette Davis and Mary Wickes in Now VoyagerBette Davis and Mary Wickes in Now Voyager (1942, director Irving Rapper)

“My name’s Pickford — Dora, not Mary.”
-Mary Wickes as Nurse Pickford in Now Voyager

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Mary Wickes as Nurse Preen in The Man Who Came To DinnerMary Wickes as Nurse Preen in The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942, director William Keighley)

“I am not only walking out on this case, Mr. Whiteside, I am leaving the nursing profession.”
-Mary Wickes as Nurse Preen in The Man Who Came to Dinner

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Mary Wicks as Sister Clarissa in Where Angels Go Trouble FollowsMary Wickes as Sister Clarissa in Where Angels Go Trouble Follows

$12.40! My old bus wouldn’t use that much gas in a month!
-Mary Wickes as Sister Clarissa in Where Angels Go Trouble Follows

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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