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Actress, Merry Anders, was born Mary Helen Anderson on May 22, 1932 in Chicago, IL. As of December 2022, Merry Anders was 90 years old.


Merry Anders was blonde with a slow-burning appeal reminiscent of Lola Albright. Career-wise she proved extremely tenacious despite an unassertive talent, continuing to star in 'B' features (some of them quite interesting) right up until the genre vanished.

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Merry Anders Quotes:

Holly Dalton: You got a new lease on life, gents, so don't break it by moving!

Marigold Dalton: Holly, I'm scared!
Holly Dalton: I've been on the run for the past seven years and I'm still not over being scared. I guess if I wasn't scared, I'd be tired.
Marigold Dalton: I don't like felling scared, Holly.
Holly Dalton: You'll get used to it. The first time's always the worst.

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She continued acting in the 1970s by registering for at least one class at Los Angeles Valley College each year in order to appear in a college play. Among her credits was "The Glass Menagerie", and playing her daughter was the soon-to-be-famous TV actress Christopher Norris.

Interviewed in Tom Weaver's books "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994) and "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010).

Although she is actually a blonde, Jack Webb insisted that she wear a brunette wig during her appearances on the second "Dragnet 1967" (1967) series (1967-70) on the grounds that it made her look more serious.

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