Mary Frann Movies
Actress Mary Frann
(born Mary Frances Luecke), is best remembered for playing the skeptical but loyal wife of Bob Newhart
in Newhart (1982-1990). Between 1974 and 1979, Frann was a regular on the soap opera Days of Our Lives
and also was a co-star on the short-lived nighttime soap King's Crossing
(1982). Since the demise of Newhart, Frann appeared regularly in made-for-television movies, as a guest star in series, and in miniseries.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Frann started out as a child model and in high school appeared in local television commercials. After high school she studied drama at Northwestern University. She supported herself working as a weather person on a St. Louis NBC affiliate. Following graduation she was hired to host a Chicago morning television show. As an actress, Frann debuted on the ABC series My Friend Tony
. When not acting, Frann was involved in various charitable organizations. The night before she passed away from undisclosed causes, she had been working on a volunteer committee with the Los Angeles Mission on a project to help homeless women. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi