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Mary Gross

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Mary Gross is an American comedian and actress, perhaps best known for her four-year stint on Saturday Night Live from 1981 to 1985. Her credits also include minor roles on Animaniacs, Boston Legal and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Gross's trademark is her soft, treacly voice.


 early life
Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Virginia Ruth, a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. She is the younger sister of Michael Gross, who was in the 1980s sitcom Family Ties.

  Early career
She is an alumna of the Second City comedy troupe.

  Saturday Night Live (1981–1985)
Gross joined SNL in 1981, during the show's 7th season. Following the show's disastrous sixth season, when the show was almost canceled. Gross became co-anchor of SNL's Weekend Update segment during her first season.

Gross left in 1985 along with the rest of the cast, following executive producer Dick Ebersol's departure from the show.

Recurring characters
  • Alfalfa, from SNL's recurring parody of The Little Rascals and assassin in the murder of Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat character.
  • Siobhan Cahill, an Irish woman who reports on Irish events on Saturday Night News (Weekend Update's name when Brad Hall was cast as anchor). Coincidentally, in the 1990s, SNL would have two short-lived castmembers who have a piece of this recurring character's name (Siobhan Fallon and Beth Cahill').
  • Chi Chi, a Hispanic woman who hosts two fake public-access television cable TV shows (The Ghostbusters Show and Let's Watch TV) with her best friend, Consuela (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
  • Celeste, a repressed wife married to an equally repressed man

Celebrity impersonations
  • Ann Landers
  • Brooke Shields
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Geraldine Ferraro
  • Harriet Nelson
  • Irlene Mandrell
  • Jeane Dixon
  • Lena Horne
  • Leslie Uggams
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Mary Hart
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Paul Reubens
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Suzanne Somers

  • Troop Beverly Hills – Annie Herman
  • Feds – Janis Zuckerman
  • Practical Magic – Debbie
  • Big Business – Judy
  • Baby Boom – Charlotte Elkman
  • Casual Sex? – Ilene
  • Club Paradise – Jackie
  • Hot to Trot – Ms. French
  • The Couch Trip – Vera Maitlin
  • The Santa Clause – Miss Daniels
  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection – Tourist Mom

In late 2008, she assumed the short-term role of Aunt Raylene on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital.
  • That's So Raven – Ms. "Pushover" Patterson
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch – Mrs. Quick
  • Animaniacs – Katie's Mom
  • ''Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Cornelia "Nell" Newtrich
  • As Told by Ginger – Bobby Lightfoot
  • General Hospital – Aunt Raylene
  • Boston Legal – Leigh Swift
  • Californication – Principal Green
  • According to Jim – cynthia cookson Episode-Paintball/Episode- cheryl goes to florida
  • Jailbait – Patti Fisher

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