Mary Fickett Obituary News – Cause of Death: In loving memory of “The Nurses” actress, Mary Fickett.
American actress, Mary Fickett best known for her roles in the American television dramas, The Nurses, The Edge of Night, died on September 8th 2011, from complications of Alzheimers.
Fickett was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Bronxville, a suburb of New York City. She attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and made her theatrical debut in 1946 on Cape Cod. In 1949, she made her Broadway debut appearing in I Know My Love, a comedy starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
Fickett studied acting at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner and started her television career working on “Television Theatre” programs like Kraft Television Theatre in the 1950s. Her first feature film was Man on Fire alongside Bing Crosby in 1957. In 1958, she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Eleanor Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello, opposite Ralph Bellamy.
During the 1960s, she was featured in Calendar, a forerunner to CBS’ The Early Show; she appeared alongside host Harry Reasoner.
ABC dedicated the September 21, 2011 episode of All My Children in Fickett’s memory.