Mary Beth Hughes – Vintage American Beauty

Mary Beth Hughes Gallery

Birth Name: Mary Beth Hughes

Date of Birth: November 13, 1919

Date of Death: August 27, 1995

Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois, U.S.

Nationality:  American

Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 feet  4in; 1.63m

Hughes  in one sentence: Mary Beth was a famous B film actress, a talented singer and a devoted professional.

Interesting Facts:

  • In early childhood, Hughes began acting in stage productions - Repertoire Theater.
  • In 1930, she was offered a part in a touring production of Alice in Wonderland. In the meantime, she caught the attention from a talent scout from Gaumont-British Studios. However, she declined their offer because she wanted to finish school first.
  • After Mary made a contract with MGM, she got a role in the 1939 film, Broadway Serenade.
  • In 1940 Beth was offered a contract with 20th Century-Fox.
  • Her most famous role was in the film “The Ox-Bow Incident”.
  • In 1960 she retired from acting and worked as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon’s office.
  • In 1970 Beth was back to television shows industry for a short period of time- until 1976 when she decided to retire completely from acting.
  • This actress had a very rich filmography. She played in over 60 films and over 30 television shows. 
  • Mary’s inspiration was her grandmother who was also an actress for a short period of time.
  • She was married three times.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.