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Catching Up with The Cast of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

January 30, 2014
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Final-Logo-small-300x243_300Norman Lear’s syndicated soap opera satire Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1978) was a groundbreaking television phenomenon that kept audiences tuning in nightly for doses of the hysterical and neurotic characters of the fictional Fernwood, Ohio. The precursor to the Costco sample lady, Louise Lasser’s braided title character was obsessed with products and waxy build up. Her husband Tom (Greg Mullavey) had problems long before the little blue pill became featured in nightly television commercials. And Loretta Haggers (Mary Kay Place) was writing tell-all country music songs before Taylor Swift’s parents were old enough to date.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the fabulous actors who brought life to this cult classic. Catch up with Louise Lasser (Bananas, Taxi), Mary Kay Place (Big Chill, Big Love), and Greg Mullavey (Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, iCarly) in my Parade Magazine online column Showbiz Analysis, and listen to the interviews on Whine At 9.

Dr. Nancy Berk

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, entertainment and fan base strategist, multimedia content creator, and President of Nancy Berk Media LLC. An online entertainment columnist for PARADE magazine and host of the celebrity podcast Whine At 9—featuring conversations with over 300 celebrities and show business insiders, Nancy has chatted and laughed with Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. A celebrity favorite, she is known for her skilled and sensitive interviewing and ability to incorporate subtle humor in her conversations, shows, and stories. Nancy’s self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

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One Response to Catching Up with The Cast of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

  1. January 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Loved hearing Louise Lasser and I forgot about her work on Taxi. She will always be Mary Hartman!



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