Mary Carver

Date of death: Friday, 18 October 2013

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Known asMary Carver

SpecialtyAmerican film and television actress

Date of birth 3 May 1924

Date of death18 October 2013

Mary Carver was an American film and television actress whose career spanned more than sixty years. She may be best known for her role as matriarch Cecilia Simon on the CBS television series, Simon & Simon, which starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as brother detectives who operate an agency in San Diego. Carver appeared in 153 episodes of Simon & Simon from 1981–89 over eight seasons. In addition to acting, Carver taught within the theater department of the University of Southern California.

Carver was born Mary Carvellas in Los Angeles, California to John and Carmen (née Delmar) Carvellas. She appeared in the Broadway production of Out West of Eighth in 1951. She appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box (in 1977), and in Fifth of July during the 1980s.

Her films included From Here to Eternity (1953), Pay or Die (1960), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), Protocol (1984), Best Seller (1987), Arachnophobia (1990), and Safe (1995).

Her television roles included Simon & Simon, The Donna Reed Show, ER, The Guardian, Gunsmoke, Lou Grant, Lux Video Theatre, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, McCloud, Quincy, M.E., The Rockford Files, Star Trek: Enterprise, and The Twilight Zone.

Mary Carver following a brief illness at her home in Woodland Hills, California on October 18, 2013, aged 89. She was survived by her daughters, Lia and Athena Sargent. Lia Sargent is a voice actress.


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