Who is Fred Willard’s Wife? Mary Willard Wiki, Biography, Age, Husband Death, Children, Net Worth

Mary Willard Wiki – Biography

Mary Willard was the wife of Fred Willard, He was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots; and the Anchorman films.

Champion is the one word that comes to mind when remembering Mary Willard and she wasn’t just Fred Willard’s best cheerleader, but she also mentored and nurtured a number of creative comedic writers and actors through the Willards’ Los Angeles-based comedy sketch group The Mohos over the last two-plus decades (which anecdotally I was a part of some years ago).

She graduated from the University of Maryland. She met Fred in San Francisco and they were married for 50 years. As a playwright, her first play, the comedy, Elvis and Juliet, opened in February 1994 and enjoyed a one year successful, sold-out run at the Theatre at the Improv in Hollywood. In June 2007 Elvis and Juliet opened off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre and enjoyed a six week sold outrun. The New Yorker called it a “zingy comedy of manners.” In October 2009 it had a successful run at the Grove Theatre in Upland, California. Elvis and Juliet had staged readings in five countries and 15 cities on the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s 70th birthday.

Mary Willard Age

Mary Willard was 71 years old. She was born March 8, 1947, in Boston Massachusetts.

Mary Willard & Fred Willard

Willard married Mary Lovell in 1968. She died on July 13, 2018.  She met Fred in San Francisco and they were married for 50 years. As a playwright, her first play, the comedy, Elvis and Juliet, opened in February 1994 and enjoyed a one year successful, sold-out run at the Theatre at the Improv in Hollywood.

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Fred Willard Cause of Death

He died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 86, The sad news was confirmed by the actor’s only child, daughter Hope Willard. She tweeted, “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working, and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.”

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who co-starred with Willard in numerous of Guest’s films tweeted out her condolences. She wrote, “How lucky that we all got to enjoy Fred Willard’s gifts. He is with his missed Mary now. Thanks for the deep belly laughs Mr. Willard.”

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