Posted ByGary on March 23, 2002 at 18:27:39:
What...what's this? Mary Livingston's name wasn't Mary Livingston, but rather Marx?
I just found this out. I know that actors have often changed their names for their careers. (Archibald Leech et al), but was that the case here? Did Ms. Marx originally play a character named Mary Livingston, and people just started calling her that, or did she take that name before going on the air?
And one more thing, just to brew up some heated spring debate...The dizzy blonde is a staple of modern television and cinema. I imagine it even preceded Gracie Allen, but did Dennis Day (and what was his real name?) originate the Dizzy male?