Mary Howard
Date of Birth
May 18, 1913
Birth Place:
Independence, KS


The daughter of Will Rogers, actress Mary Rogers was so anxious to succeed on her own without her dad's help or influence that she billed herself as Mary Howard, and for several years managed to hide her lineage from prospective employees. In films from 1933, she never quite achieved stardom, but she managed to work steadily in features and short subjects. Her screen roles ranged from the heroine in the wacky Olsen and Johnson starrer All Over Town (1937) to Ann Rutledge in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940). She also appeared in such Broadway productions as On to Fortune and Crime Marches On. Mary Howard retired to private life at the age of 29 and died in the summer of 2009 at age 94. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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