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Mary Grace Canfield

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 3, 1924(age 92)
Place of birthRochester, New York, U.S.
SpouseJohn Bischof (1984 - present)
Charles Carey (divorced; 2 children)

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Mary Grace Canfield (born September 3, 1924 in Rochester, New York) is an American actress who often played the role of a romance-starved spinster/wallflower.

In the 1961-62 television season, Canfield played a housekeeper, Amanda Allison, in the ABC sitcom The Hathaways, starring Peggy Cass and Jack Weston as "parents" to the performing Marquis Chimps. On the CBS series Green Acres, Canfield played Ralph Monroe, the all-thumbs carpenter who greeted her fellow Hootervillians with her signature, "Howdie Doodie!" As Thelma Lou's "plain" cousin in an episode of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, she had an arranged blind date with Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. During the early 1970s, Canfield and actress Lucille Wall shared the role of nurse Lucille March (Audrey's sister) on General Hospital.

She guest starred on the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour. In 1966, Canfield played Abner Kravitz' sister, Harriet, on three Bewitched episodes in the interim following the death of actress Alice Pearce, who played Mrs. Kravitz, from ovarian cancer; and before the hiring of Pearce's successor in the role, Sandra Gould. In the early 2000s, she appeared on stage in her local New England theatre productions.

She appeared in such films as Pollyanna, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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