"In Character: the Life and Legacy of Mary Wickes" provides a look at the Washington University alumna and actress Mary Wickes (1910-1995). Included are selected materials from the Mary Wickes Papers, preserved in Univeristy Archives.
Mary Wickes was a well-known character actress with a long career in theater, television, and film. She performed in almost 200 theater productions, more than 125 television shows, and over 50 films, usually as nuns, nurses, housekeepers and other supporting roles.
This exhibit coincides with the new biography "Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen that Face Before" by Steve Taravella, published in May 2013. Taravella made extensive use of the Mary Wickes Papers as well as other archival sources and numerous interviews to write the biography.
Mary during her time at Washington University.