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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 Ride the Wild Surf
Poster of Angel
Poster of That's My Man
Poster of I've Always Loved You
Filmography

Lipstick (1976)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Vogue Lady
5.6 4 votes

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 4 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

Comedy
Movie
as Mrs. Kilua
5.3 2 votes

The Outer Limits (1963)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 38 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Tammy Tell Me True (1961)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Mrs. Bateman
6 3 votes

87th Precinct (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

COronado 9 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Angel (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Return To Warbow (1958)

Western
Movie
as Kathleen Fallam
6 1 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

State Trooper (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Public Defender (1954)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Outcast (1954)

Action Drama Romance Western
Movie
as Alice Austin
6 2 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Maggie Sargent
5.4 7 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

My Wife's Best Friend (1952)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Jane Richards

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

So Young, So Bad (1950)

Drama
Movie
as Ruth Levering
6 2 votes

Suspense (1949)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

That's My Man (1947)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Ronnie Grange

The Fabulous Texan (1947)

War Western
Movie
as Josie Allen

Courage of Lassie (1946)

Family Adventure Drama
Movie
as Alice Merrick
4.8 4 votes

I've Always Loved You (1946)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Myra Hassman
6.5 1 votes