Mary Frann (ex-amanda)?
“She was something special. She was beautiful through and through. Delightfully funny.
Her career had been based on comedy. She had a wry way of looking at the world.
She was inclusive. She had no flaws. Mary, Suzanne Rogers [Maggie], Lanna Saunders [ex-marie] and I would all go to a beautiful restaurant in
Studio City and celebrate our birthdays, have a wonderful ladies’ lunch, close the place, drink champagne, eat chocolate mousse, laugh hysterically. The four of us were very close. Mary left the show to go on to BOB NEWHART. Mary gave me my wedding shower. She died in her sleep unexpectedly. It was a beautifully attended funeral in the same church where Mac’s funeral was. The church was grand. Her priest spoke and said that he had never had a congregant who was a better Christian or a loving soul than Mary Frann. Suzanne and I still haven’t gotten over Mary Frann, or Lanna. We really still haven’t.”
One Of A Kind: “She was beautiful through and through,” says Seaforth Hayes of Mary Frann (ex-amanda).