Mary Grace Canfield Actor

Mary Grace Canfield (born September 3, 1924) is an American actress who often played the role of a romance-starved spinster/wallflower. Born in Rochester, New York, Canfield is the daughter of Hubert and Hildegard (née Jacobson) Canfield. In the 1961-62 television season, Canfield played a housekeeper, Amanda Allison, in the ABC sitcom The Hathaways. On the CBS series Green Acres, Canfield played Ralph Monroe, the all-thumbs carpenter who greeted her fellow Hootervillians with her signature, "Howdie Doodie!" As Thelma Lou's "plain" cousin in an episode of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, she had an arranged blind date with Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. Her name on that episode was her actual name, Mary Grace. She guest starred on the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour. In 1966, Canfield played Abner Kravitz' sister, Harriet, on three Bewitched episodes in the interim following the death of actress Alice Pearce, who played Mrs. Kravitz, from ovarian cancer; and before the hiring of Pearce's successor in the role, Sandra Gould. During the early 1970s, Canfield and actress Lucille Wall shared the role of nurse Lucille March (Audrey's sister) on General Hospital.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 3rd, 1924
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 15th, 2014 at age of 89
Place of death
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Places lived
Rochester , New York
pop. 210,358 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Family27.05
Drama27.05
Comedy25.55

1. Return to Green Acres (1990)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
1 Show list

Return to Green Acres is a 1990 American television movie based on the CBS situation comedy Green Acres. It stars all the then-surviving original cast. The movie starts with the original opening credit sequence from the series, but in a sepiatone color to tell you that it's been a while since the TV show ended. The sequence turns to color with an added section to the theme song, which is when we see a 20-something year old Arnold the Pig, putting flowers on Doris Ziffel's grave. The Douglas' trusty farmhand Eb has married a girl named Flo, who pops out kids every five minutes. Tom Lester is the only surviving Green Acres cast member as of May 2014. This movie was the final acting performance of character actor Frank Cady, who played Mr. Drucker, the Hooterville general store proprietor, who was featured concurrently on both Green Acres and the sister CBS sitcom from which it was spun off, Petticoat Junction; Cady died in 2012 at the age of 96.

Awards

Top cast

Arleen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Drama, Family, Fantasy
played Miss Foley
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
9 Show list $19M

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 Disney horror fantasy film directed by Jack Clayton from a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, and Pam Grier. It was shot in Vermont and at the Walt Disney Studios.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Dark
Charles Halloway
Dust Witch
Mrs. Nightshade
Mrs. Halloway
Tom Fury
Mr. Crosetti
Mr. Cooger
Dr. Douglas
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ruth Myers
English
United States of America

3. Come Blow Your Horn (1963)

Comedy
played Mildred Looking for JFK at Party
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
14 Show list

Come Blow Your Horn is a 1963 American comedy film starring Frank Sinatra, directed by Bud Yorkin with a screenplay by Norman Lear, and based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon.

Awards

Top cast

Harry R. Baker
Bell-Hop
Buddy Baker
Elevator Boy
Peggy John
Connie
Hansom Cab Driver
Mrs. Sophie Baker
Snow Eskanazi
Party Guest #5
Clothing Store Tailor
Waiter
Mr. Eckman
Party Guest #7
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Pollyanna (1960)

Drama, Family
played Angelica
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
134.0
20 Show list 1 Show list

Pollyanna is a Walt Disney Productions feature film starring child actress Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden and Richard Egan in a story about a cheerful orphan changing the outlook of a small town. Based upon the novel Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter, the film was written and directed by David Swift. The film marks Mills' first of six films for Disney and won the actress an Academy Juvenile Award.

Awards

1960 Academy Juvenile Award

Top cast

Barker
Reverend Paul Ford
Mr. Neely
Ben Tarbell
Nancy
Mr. Pendleton
Mayor Karl Warren
Mrs. Snow
Mrs. Amelia Tarbell
Tillie Lagerlof
George Dodds
Aunt Polly
Pollyanna
Mr. Gorman
Mr. Geary
Mrs. Paul Ford
Jimmy Bean
Dr. Chilton
Fireman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Optimism
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Family

Drama, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 9th, 1976 June 25th, 1980 6
Season Hubley
Elayne Heilveil
English

2. The Hathaways

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
October 6th, 1961 March 30th, 1962 1 English

3. Green Acres

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 15th, 1965 April 27th, 1971 7 English

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E27 April 10th, 1962 Woman in Line
Bernard Girard
S07-E02 October 17th, 1961 Supermarket Customer

Alice

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E13 February 6th, 1985 Ruthie

Bewitched

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Soap opera
Comedy
Family

External resources

Bewitched was an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and starred Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, and David White. Actor Dick Sargent, would later replace York. The show is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. Bewitched enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two show in America during its debut season, and becoming the longest-running supernatural-themed sitcom of the 1960s–1970s. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.nIn 2002, Bewitched was ranked #50 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E30 April 14th, 1966
S02-E32 April 28th, 1966
Herman Groves
Jerry Davis
S02-E31 April 21st, 1966
S02-E34 May 12th, 1966 Harriet Kravitz
Jerry Davis

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 February 21st, 1964 Juliet

Cagney & Lacey

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from October 8, 1981 to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show stars Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as New York City police detectives who lead very different lives: Christine Cagney was a single, career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey was a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct. The two main actresses combined to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for six consecutive years, a winning streak unmatched in any major category by a show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 February 14th, 1983 Shopping Cart Lady

Hazel

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Hazel is an American sitcom about a fictional live-in maid named Hazel Burke and her employers, the Baxters. The five-season, 154-episode series aired in primetime from September 28, 1961, until April 11, 1966, and was produced by Screen Gems. The show aired on NBC for its first four seasons, and then in color on CBS for its final season.nThe show was based on the popular single-panel comic strip by cartoonist Ted Key, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. It currently airs on the digital classic TV network Antenna TV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E31 May 10th, 1962 Miss Simmons

It's About Time

Program genre

Fantasy
Science Fiction
Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

It's About Time is an American fantasy/science-fiction comedy TV series that aired on CBS for one season of 26 episodes in 1966–1967. The series was created by Sherwood Schwartz, and used sets, props and incidental music from Schwartz's other television series in production at the time, Gilligan's Island.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 October 23rd, 1966 Mlor

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is an American sitcom television series that aired from September 26, 1969 until January 16, 1970. Based on the movie from 1936.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 December 19th, 1969 Flo

Robert Montgomery Presents

Program genre

Anthology
Drama

External resources

Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E07 October 22nd, 1956

Tabitha

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Tabitha is an American fantasy sitcom that aired during the 1977-1978 season on ABC. It is a spin-off of Bewitched, which had ended its run five years earlier in 1972. The series stars Lisa Hartman in the title role as Tabitha, Samantha and Darrin Stephens' daughter who was introduced on Bewitched during its second season.nIn the series, Tabitha is portrayed as a 20-something production assistant living and working in Los Angeles. The supporting cast includes David Ankrum as Tabitha's brother Adam with whom she works, Robert Urich as an egomaniacal talk show host who is a sometime love interest for Tabitha, and Mel Stewart as Tabitha and Adam's cranky but loveable boss. Unlike Bewitched, which was a hit for ABC and aired for eight seasons, Tabitha failed to catch on with viewers and was canceled after one season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 January 7th, 1978
Charles R. Rondeau
,
Herb Wallerstein

The Andy Griffith Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E09 November 25th, 1963 Mary Grace Gossage
James Fritzell
,
Everett Greenbaum

Thriller

Program genre

Thriller
Anthology
Anthology series
Suspense

External resources

Thriller is an American anthology television series that aired during the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons on NBC. The show featured host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspense thrillers. Reruns currently air on the MeTV television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 February 12th, 1962
S01-E31 May 2nd, 1961

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