Mary Ellen Kay
Mary Ellen Kay
|Born||August 29, 1929 90) (age|
|Other names||Mary Ellen Keaggy|
|Years active||1950–1966 (film)|
Born in Boardman, Ohio, she is the sister of virtuoso guitarist Phil Keaggy. Her brother credits her for introducing him to the Christian faith. Before she became an actress, Kay was a singer, beginning at age 6. Later, she toured with Gene Ryan's orchestra, and when she was 17 she was a headliner in supper clubs. Her initial acting experience came in Little Theatre productions in the Hollywood area.
Kay co-starred with Rex Allen in 19 western films.
- Fort Dodge Stampede (1951)
- Desert of Lost Men (1951)
- Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951)
- Silver City Bonanza (1951)
- Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion (1951)
- Colorado Sundown (1952)
- The Last Musketeer (1952)
- Vice Squad (1953)
- Yukon Vengeance (1954)
- The Long Wait (1954)
- Runaway Daughters (1956)
- Voodoo Woman (1957)
- Fitzgerald, Michael G.; Magers, Boyd (2006). Ladies of the Western: Interviews with Fifty-One More Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. McFarland. pp. 112–120. ISBN 9781476607962. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- Drew p.109
- Phil Keaggy (27 March 2015). Worship in Song and Guitar Artistry (concert). Wheaton College: Wheaton College. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
- Adams, Marjory (June 15, 1954). "Mary Ellen Kay in Show Business at Age 6; Now Young Film Veteran". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. p. 38. Retrieved October 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Bernard A. Drew. Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide. Routledge, 2013.