Mary Margaret McBride

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Birthday
16, 1899
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Apr 7, 1976 (76)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1899
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Apr 7, 1976 (76)

About

Radio host, interviewer and journalist whose popular CBS, NBC, and ABC radio programs aired for over forty years. She released over nine books between 1926 and 1966, including Jazz, Charm, and Mary Margaret McBride's Harvest of American Cooking.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1919 and subsequently worked for The Cleveland Press and The New York Evening Mail.

Trivia

She worked, in the early years of her career, as a radio talk show host for a women's advice program that aired on WOR-New York City.

Family Life

She was married to voice actor Bill Thompson from 1950 until his death in 1971.

Associated With

Actress Vivian Vance played a character in a 1954 episode of I Love Lucy whose name, Mary Margaret McMertz, was a reference to Mary Margaret McBride.