Mary Grace Canfield

Mary Grace Canfield passed away at 89 on February 15. She was one of my favorite character actresses of the 1960s. Mary Grace played Angelica the upstairs maid in Pollyanna, "Ralph" on Green Acres, Harriet Kravitz on Bewitched and many many memorable parts...

Mary Grace brought her own personal style to any role she played. Watch the ending scenes in Pollyanna...It's Angelica that makes the audience cry...so poignant....Mary Grace often played gruff on the outside but soft hearted on the inside type characters...we loved her RIP

Mary Grace was most famous for her role as the clumsy carpenter Ralph Monroe  on Green Acres. She greeted everyone in Hooterville with "HOWDY DOODIE" She was in over 40 episodes from 1965-1971.

1960 Pollyanna: Angelica
1963 Come Blow Your Horn: Mildred
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Mrs. Doody
1975 Half a House: Thelma
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes: Miss Foley
1993 Young Goodman Brown: Goody Cloyse

Angelica on Pollyanna

She is survived by her daughter Phoebe, John Bischof, her husband of 25 years; daughter Alison Carey; and three grandsons.

Mary Grace was a serious actress and really could play drama quite well and being famous for a comedic role as Ralph Monroe kind of irked her. The part was very demanding you might say.

Ralph Monroe on Green Acres

Miss Foley on Something Wicked This Way Comes

1 comment:

DJ6ual said...

Mary Grace Canfield
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