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Catherine McLeod

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Catherine McLeod (July 2, 1921 – May 11, 1997) was an American actress who made over sixty television and movie appearances between 1944 and 1976. She memorably portrayed the one woman whom James Garner's character Bret Maverick wanted to marry on the 1957 television series Maverick, in the episode "Rage for Vengeance," and appeared in literally dozens of other series including The Millionaire, Meet McGraw, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, 77 Sunset Strip, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, Bronco, Perry Mason, Colt .45, Lawman, Bonanza, Hawaiian Eye, Have Gun - Will Travel, The Outer Limits, The Virginian, and the Ten Thousand Horses Singing episode of Studio One opposite James Dean and John Forsythe. Movies included Frank Borzage's I've Always Loved You (1946), Courage of Lassie (1946), The Fabulous Texan (1947), That's My Man (1947), Old Los Angeles (1948), My Wife's Best Friend (1952), A Blueprint for Murder (1953), William Witney's The Outcast (1954), Ride the Wild Surf (1964), and Lipstick (1976). McLeod's greatest impact upon American consciousness by far, however, was as purveyor of one of the most ubiquitous catchphrases of its era when she portrayed the woman in the 1963 headache remedy television commercial who plaintively but irritably said, "Mother, please! I'd rather do it myself!" The announcer's voiceover would then intone, "Sure you have a headache... tense, irritable.... but don't take it out on her." Description above from the Wikipedia article Catherine McLeod, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 2, 1921 In Santa Monica, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Courage of Lassie 1946-11-08
Latest Project:
Movie Lipstick 1976-04-02
Known For
Poster of Return To Warbow
Poster of State Trooper
Poster of A Blueprint for Murder
Poster of That's My Man
Filmography
Movie Lipstick Vogue Lady 1976-04-02
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Ride the Wild Surf Mrs. Kilua 1964-01-01
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Tammy Tell Me True Mrs. Bateman 1961-07-26
Series COronado 9 Unknown 1960-09-06
Series Angel Unknown 1960-10-06
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie Return To Warbow Kathleen Fallam 1958-01-15
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Outcast Alice Austin 1954-08-15
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie A Blueprint for Murder Maggie Sargent 1953-09-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie My Wife's Best Friend Jane Richards 1952-10-09
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie So Young, So Bad Ruth Levering 1950-05-20
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie The Fabulous Texan Josie Allen 1947-11-09
Movie That's My Man Ronnie Grange 1947-06-01
Movie I've Always Loved You Myra Hassman 1946-12-02
Movie Courage of Lassie Alice Merrick 1946-11-08