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Mary Stuart (I) (1926–2002)

She reigned on Search for Tomorrow (1951) for nearly four decades and became one of TV's most popular daytime ladies. As the ever-noble Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, she remained on board for its entire run, and when that four-times-married role was in the can, she was ready for more. Born Mary Houchins on Independence Day, 1926 in... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Search for Tomorrow Joanne Tourneur / Joanne Vincente / Jo Tourneur / Joanne Vincent / Jo Gardner / Joanne Tate / Jo Gardner Tate / Joanne Barron / Joanne Gardner
Guiding Light Meta Bauer
The Cariboo Trail Jane Winters


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 1996-2002 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Meta Bauer
- Episode #1.14050 (2002) ... Meta Bauer
- Episode #1.13957 (2002) ... Meta Bauer
- Episode #1.13943 (2002) ... Meta Bauer
- Episode #1.13933 (2002) ... Meta Bauer
- Episode #1.13932 (2002) ... Meta Bauer
 1951-1986 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Joanne Tourneur / Joanne Vincente / Jo Tourneur / ...
- Finale (1986) ... Joanne Tourneur
- Episode #1.8837 (1985) ... Joanne Tourneur
- Episode #1.8785 (1985) ... Joanne Tourneur (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8774 (1985) ... Joanne Tourneur (credit only)
- Episode #1.8773 (1985) ... Joanne Tourneur (credit only)
 1983 Help Wanted (TV Movie)
Mrs. Jones
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
Priest (uncredited)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Judge Claire Webber (1988)
 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Rock Against the Sea (1951) ... Librarian
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Masque (1950)
 1950 The Web (TV Series)
 1950 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Rock Against the Sea (1950) ... Librarian
- Beauty Is a Joy (1950)
 1950 The Cariboo Trail
Jane Winters
 1950 Father Makes Good
Barbara Latham
 1950 Colt .45
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Hazel (uncredited)
 1949 Leave It to Henry
Barbara Latham
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Barbara Latham
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
 1948 June Bride
Hostess on Airplane (uncredited)
 1948 Triple Threat
Marian Rutherford
 1948 Embraceable You
Miss Purdy - Nurse
 1948 Thunderhoof
 1948 The Big Punch
Midge Parker
 1948 April Showers
Woman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1947 Good News
Flossie (uncredited)
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Frances Allenbury
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Girl at Ballet (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
Model in Elevator (uncredited)
 1947 Dark Delusion
Bride Patient (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Girl (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Puppet Theater Usherette (uncredited)
 1943 Ladies' Day
Wife (uncredited)
 1943 Hitler's Children
Bit (uncredited)
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (uncredited)
 1942 Here We Go Again
Girl Guide (uncredited)
 1942 Highways by Night
Club Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Villa Luigi Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Street
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Song of the Islands
Islander (uncredited)
 1941 Week-End in Havana
Dancer (uncredited)
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In 1946 she married a New York-based painter who accompanied her to Hollywood after MGM signed her. Their marriage was kept hidden for career reasons. MGM preferred she be free to be seen at night spots with male escorts as promotion. He quickly returned to New York, however, and they divorced two years later following the strains of a lost-distance relationship. See more »

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