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Mary Treen (I) (1907–1989)

About as reliable as one could ever find, character actress Mary Treen was a familiar face to most and could always be counted on to bring a bit of levity to any film scene. A minor actress for much of her career, she managed to secure a plain, unassuming niche for herself in 40s, 50s and 60s Hollywood. She was born Mary Louise Treen in St. Louis,... See full bio »

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It's a Wonderful Life Cousin Tilly
Swing Parade of 1946 Marie Finch
Kitty Foyle Pat Day
Love Begins at Twenty Alice Gillingwater


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 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Cantina Owner
- Colt's Angels (1981) ... Cantina Owner
 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Aunt Clara Coltrane
- Sadie Hogg Day (1981) ... Aunt Clara Coltrane
 1978 Goodbye, Franklin High
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sister #2
 1976 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Nana Shotz
- The Society Party (1976) ... Nana Shotz
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
Miss Prism
- Howard's 45th Fiasco (1975) ... Miss Prism
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Apt. Manager
- The Assassin (1974) ... Apt. Manager
 1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mary Winters
- Lucy Fights the System (1974) ... Mary Winters
 1972 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
- Goodbye, Alice, Hello (1972) ... Kay
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Clerk (segment "Love and the Motel Mixup") / Miss Crenshaw (segment "Love and the Check")
- Love and the Contact Lens/Love and the Doctor's Honeymoon/Love and the Motel Mixup (1971) ... Clerk (segment "Love and the Motel Mixup")
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Drucker
- A Dirty Business (1971) ... Mrs. Drucker
 1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Woman #1
- The Carriage Waits (1968) ... Woman #1
 1967 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
- Help Wanted, Desperately (1967) ... Mabel
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Telephone Operator
- One of Our Assemblymen Is Missing (1966) ... Telephone Operator
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Mrs. Belden
 1966 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Lady With Purse
- The Big Newsboy War (1966) ... Lady With Purse
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
- The Case of the Baffling Bug (1965) ... Bess
 1958-1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Larson / Sunny Cooper / Miss Winters
- Do Me a Favor, Don't Do Me Any Favors (1965) ... Mrs. Larson
- Weekend (1960) ... Sunny Cooper
- The Beaded Bag (1958) ... Miss Winters
 1962-1965 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Hilda / Hilda Hinkelmeyer
- Joey Discovers Jackie Clark (1965) ... Hilda (credit only)
- What'll You Have? (1965) ... Hilda
- Joey the Star Maker (1965) ... Hilda
- Larry's Habit (1965) ... Hilda
- Never Put It in Writing (1965) ... Hilda
 1963 Fun in Acapulco
Mrs Stevers (uncredited)
 1963 Who's Minding the Store?
Mattress Customer
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Mrs. Figgot - Hat Customer (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Annie Wilson / Mrs. Shaughnessy
- The Mountain Girl (1962) ... Annie Wilson
- The Spitfire (1961) ... Mrs. Shaughnessy
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
- Three Little Cubs (1962) ... Nurse
 1957-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Mrs. Jameson / Singer at Party
- Jack Is Violin Teacher (1962) ... Mrs. Jameson
- Mary Has May Co. Reunion (1957) ... Singer at Party
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Sylvia / Phone Operator
- Office Wife (1962) ... Sylvia
- Uncle Paul's New Wife (1961) ... Phone Operator
 1962 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
Maude Colby
- The Old Stowe Road (1962) ... Maude Colby
 1961 The Errand Boy
Commissary Cashier
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Mrs. Bruce Freedman (uncredited)
 1961 Ada
Clubwoman with Pecan Pie (uncredited)
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Spa Receptionist
- Drop That Calorie (1961) ... Spa Receptionist
 1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Dress Shop Owner
- Texas John Slaughter: A Trip to Tucson (1961) ... Dress Shop Owner (uncredited)
- Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law (1961) ... Dress Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1961 All in a Night's Work
Miss Schuster
 1960-1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Clara Lindsey / Rose
- Those Gossipin' Men (1961) ... Clara Lindsey
- Ellie for Council (1960) ... Clara Lindsey
- The New Housekeeper (1960) ... Rose
 1960 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Hotel Plaza Desk Clerk
- Bride and Seek (1960) ... Hotel Plaza Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
- Man of the House (1960) ... Cook
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bessie Treymore
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Bessie Treymore (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mary Conway
- One for the Books (1960) ... Mary Conway
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- The Doctor and the Redhead (1960) ... Hazel
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- Show Wagon (1960) ... Kate
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Aunt Gladys
- Off-Duty Affair (1960) ... Aunt Gladys
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
- Mrs. Viner Vanishes (1959) ... Clairibelle
 1959 Career
Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Mother at Wedding Party (uncredited)
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Mary Cosgrove
- Voluntary Surrender (1959) ... Mary Cosgrove
 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space
Mother Bradley (uncredited)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
 1958 December Bride (TV Series)
Mrs. Schultz
- The Mickey Rooney Show (1958) ... Mrs. Schultz
 1957 The Sad Sack
Sgt. Hansen
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Heckler (uncredited)
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Maternity Nurse
- Everybody's Baby (1957) ... Maternity Nurse
 1957 Last Stagecoach West
Miss Feeney, Bryceson's Secretary (uncredited)
 1957 Gun Duel in Durango
 1957 Public Pigeon No. 1
Mrs. Bates (uncredited)
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
- Jeannie the Policewoman (1957) ... Katie
 1957 Hold That Hypnotist
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1956 The Go-Getter
Miss Wellington, aptitude tester
 1956 Bundle of Joy
 1956 Calling Homicide
Flo Burton - Script Girl (uncredited)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Mrs. Burnside
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Emily Parsons
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
 1954-1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Girl in Park
- The Cop and the Anthem (1955) ... Girl in Park
- The Cop and the Anthem (1954) ... Girl in Park
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Broadway Trust (1955)
 1954-1955 Willy (TV Series)
Emily Dodger
- Willy and Hurricane Harvey (1955) ... Emily Dodger
- Willy and Eccentric Henrietta (1955) ... Emily Dodger
- Willy and El Flamenco (1955) ... Emily Dodger
- Franklin's Shoe Business (1955) ... Emily Dodger
- Willy's Painting (1955) ... Emily Dodger
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
- Billy and the Bride (1955) ... Louise
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Admitting Nurse (uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Cleaning lady in boarding house skit
- That's Life (1955) ... Cleaning lady in boarding house skit
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- A Kiss for Mr. Lincoln (1955) ... Madeline
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Thelma Purcell
- A Job for Kathy (1955) ... Thelma Purcell
 1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Curtis
- George's Mother-in-Law Trouble (1955) ... Mrs. Curtis
 1953 Clipped Wings
 1953 Let's Do It Again
Nelly - the Maid
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Draft Board (1953) ... Harriet (uncredited)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1952 Dreamboat
Wife in Bar (uncredited)
 1952 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Adele Tompkins / Netty Blinkensop
- Six Gun Romeo (1952) ... Adele Tompkins
- Blazeaway (1952) ... Netty Blinkensop
 1952 Sailor Beware
 1952 Room for One More
Grace Roberts (as Mary Lou Treen)
 1951 The Stooge
Ms. Regan (uncredited)
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl
Woman Selling Magazine (uncredited)
 1950 Young Daniel Boone
Helen Bryan
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Mrs. Bennett (uncredited)
 1949 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Millie - Stevenson's Secretary
- Assistant Manager (1949) ... Millie - Stevenson's Secretary
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Miss Adams
 1948 The Snake Pit
Nurse Jones (uncredited)
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Wife (uncredited)
 1948 Shed No Tears
Hilda - the Maid (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Gladys (uncredited)
 1947 A Likely Story
Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Cousin Tilly
 1946 One Exciting Week
Mabel Taylor
 1946 Strange Impersonation
Talkative Nurse
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Marie Finch
 1946 From This Day Forward
Alice Beesley
 1946 A Guy Could Change
Grace Conley
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Train Passenger at Bar
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Diane Peabody
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Lucy Blake
 1945 High Powered
Cassie McQuade
 1944 Tahiti Nights
 1944 Casanova Brown
Monica Case
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Cecilia 'Cissy' Grant
 1944 Swing in the Saddle
Addie LaTour
 1944 The Navy Way
 1944 Hands Across the Border
Sophie Lawrence
 1943 Mystery Broadcast
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Fan (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. Sadie Schwartz
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
 1943 They Got Me Covered
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
 1943 The Powers Girl
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Miss Tracy
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Dawn (uncredited)
 1942 Stand By All Networks
Nora Cassidy
 1942 Between Us Girls
Mary Belle
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Susie Johnson
 1942 The Great Man's Lady
 1942 Soaring Stars (Short)
Autograph Seeker
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 True to the Army
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce
Olga - the Maid
 1942 Roxie Hart
Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
 1941 You Belong to Me
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Martha, Sales Girl
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Pat Day
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
 1940 Dulcy
Miss Twill (uncredited)
 1940 Black Diamonds
Nina Norton
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Billy's Nurse
 1940 Girl in 313
Jenny, Hotel Maid
 1940 Double Alibi
Hospital Switchboard Operator
 1940 Danger on Wheels
 1939 First Love
Agnes, Barbara's Maid
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Employment Agency Receptionist (uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 For Love or Money
Amy, The Maid
 1939 A Star Is Shorn (Short)
 1939 Happily Buried (Short)
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Navy
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Faces
Lorry May
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Nanette (uncredited)
 1938 Young Fugitives
 1938 Always Goodbye
Al's Bride-to-Be (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
'Sugar' Hatfield
 1938 Rascals
Patient (uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Miss Barkow
 1938 Swing It, Sailor!
Gertie Burns
 1938 Change of Heart
Stenographer (uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses
Woman Waiting in Lane's Office (uncredited)
 1937 Harris in the Spring (Short)
Girl at Table (uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Fan with Locket (uncredited)
 1937 Talent Scout
Janet Morris
 1937 Marry the Girl
Kidnapped Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance
Jennie Wolfe - Arden's Agent
 1937 Ever Since Eve
Employment Clerk
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
Mary Treen (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Mrs. Blair
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Saxe (as Mary Lou Treen)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Susy Abbott
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Miss Flint
 1936 Fugitive in the Sky
Agatha Ormsby
 1936 The Captain's Kid
 1936 Down the Stretch
 1936 Stage Struck
Ms. Warren (uncredited)
 1936 Love Begins at Twenty
Alice Gillingwater
 1936 Jailbreak
Gladys Joy
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Murder by an Aristocrat
 1936 The Golden Arrow
Appleby's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Romance in the Air (Short)
 1936 The Singing Kid
Secretary (scenes deleted)
 1936 Snowed Under
Secretary Taking Mike's Dictation (uncredited)
 1936 Brides Are Like That
 1936 Colleen
Miss Hively - Cedric's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Freshman Love
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Nurse Margaret Brody
 1935 Dangerous
Huree - a Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Violet Johnson - Butch's Girl (uncredited)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Sob Sister (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Cowboy's Girl (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Spudsy's Wife
 1935 I Live for Love
Clementine - Donna's Maid
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Beauty Shop Operator
 1935 Romance of the West (Short)
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
2nd Irate Caller (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Owen's secretary
 1935 Front Page Woman
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Silent Showgirl (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Gregory's Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Telegraph Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady
Miss Wells
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Isabelle, Hassler's Secretary
 1935 Sweet Music
Girl at the Railroad (uncredited)
 1935 Red Hot Tires
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 Babbitt
Miss McGoun, Babbitt's Secretary
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Giddy Girl (scenes deleted)
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Bob's Comedienne Friend
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Nurse (scenes deleted)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Gamma Gamma Gamma Girl in Nightclub with Glasses (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
One of Teddy's Fans (uncredited)
 1930 Viennese Nights
Shocked Woman on Street (uncredited)
 1930 Surprise (Short)
Mary - Oswald's Wife (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Mary Louise Treen | Mary Lou Treen


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I'm very proud to be able to work with stars, but I've never wanted to be one. They are nearly always driven, ruthless people and, I suspect, terribly unhappy basically. See more »


Upon her death, she was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea. See more »

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