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Mary Wickes Papers


Mary Wickes in front of Brookings 1964

Biographical note

Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13, 1910. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1930. She received the Distinguished Alumni Citation from Washington University in 1955. Later she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Washington University in 1969. Wickes was an actress who had a long career on stage, in film, and on television in performances including Oklahoma!, Sister Act, and The Father Dowling Mysteries. She died in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 1995.

See also the transcript of Mary Wickes' 1988 Assembly Series Lecture for details about Mary Wickes' life and career.

See also the address, given by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton at the dedication of the Isabella and Frank Wickenhauser Memorial Fund for Television, Film and Theater Arts. The dedication took place in the Women's Building Formal Lounge on Thursday, April 16, 1998.

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