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Actress Mary Carlisle, Known For Starring in 'Delightful Musicals' Alongside Bing Crosby, Dies at Age 104

Updated On 02 Aug, 2018 Published On

Mary Carlisle, the actress best known for starring alongside Bing Crosby in Delightful Musicals, has died at the age of 104, multiple sources have confirmed.

A spokeswoman for the late actress told The Hollywood Reporter, Mary, who appeared in more than 50 films in the 1930s, died early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Los Angelas.

According to the Washington Post, Mary's death has been confirmed by her son James Blakeley III, however, he didn't provide an immediate cause of death.

CAPTION: Actress Mary Carlisle, Known For Starring in 'Delightful Musicals' Alongside Bing Crosby, Dies at Age 104 SOURCE: hollywoodreporter

Mary was believed to be 104 but she had never confirmed her real age, even to her family.

Born on February 3, 1914, in Boston on Feb. 3, 1914, Mary was brought to Hollywood by her widowed mother. After completing her graduation, she learned of a casting call for chorus girls at MGM studios with the help of her uncle Robert Carlisle, who was a film producer.

From there Mary's Hollywood career started. Initially, she got uncredited roles in films like Madam Satan (1930), The Great Lover (1931) and Grand Hotel (1932).

She then played a giggling honeymooner in Greta Garbo's Grand Hotel (1932) and later starring on Hold 'Em Navy (1937) and then Touchdown, Army (1938).

Mary had also displayed a cozy chemistry with Bing Crosby in several Paramount movies such as College Humor (1933), Double or Nothing (1937) and Doctor Rhythm (1938).

After getting retired from her acting career, Mary opened an Elizabeth Arden beauty salon in Beverly Hills.

She married British actor James Blakeley in 1942, who passed away in 2007. She is now survived by her son and two grandchildren.

Rest In Peace Mary!