Mariette Hartley Biography

Birthday: 1940-06-21
Place of Birth: Weston, Connecticut USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Mariette Hartley was born Mary Loretta, a name she dislikes, in Weston, Connecticut. She was raised in accordance with the principles espoused by her behavioral psychologist grandfather, John B. Watson, who believed that children should never be held or cuddled. She says that the lack of warmth at home is what drove her to the theatre. She studied with John Houseman at the Repertory Stratford and with Eva Le Gallienne at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre. It took her six years to get her first movie, Ride the High Country (1962) with Joel McCrea. She then made a series of TV appearances and sitcoms. Ultimately, she appeared with co-host Bill Beutel on "A.M. America", the predecessor to ABC's "Good Morning America" (1975). She is most known, however, for her series of Polaroid commercials with James Garner. Mariette's father committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot in 1962. Her family kept it a secret for 25 years, but she eventually revealed the incident. This brought her considerable acclaim for speaking out about her devastation. She co-founded a suicide prevention foundation based on her own past situation. She continues to work in the theatre and, in 2000, was hosting the syndicated "Wild About Animals" (1995). Her children, Justine E. Boyriven (b. 1978) is an actress and singer, and Sean Boyriven (b. 1975) is a film-school graduate.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Hero Ruth Garret 1964 - 1967 Fantasy
Goodnight, Beantown Jennifer Barnes 1983 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Return of Count Yorga 0000
Ride the High Country 1962 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Marnie Susan Clabon 1964
Marooned 1969 Adventure, Drama, Sci Fi
Skyjacked 1972 0, Game Show
The Magnificent Seven Ride 1972
Improper Channels 1981 Comedy
1969 Jessie 1988 Drama
The House on Sycamore Street 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Encino Man Mrs. Morgan 1992 Comedy, Fantasy
Child of Rage 1992 Drama, Mystery
Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 1995
Baggage Emily Wade 2003 Drama
Novel Romance Marty McCall 2006 Comedy
The Inner Circle Sister Madeleine 2009 Drama
Counting for Thunder Tina Stalworth 2015 Comedy