Mary Lee (born October 24, 1924, Centralia, Illinois – died June 6, 1996, Sacramento, California) was a big band singer and B movie actress from the late 1930s into the 1940s, appearing mostly in Westerns. She did not make any screen appearances after 1944.
In Ottawa, Illinois, Mary Lee attended Lincoln Elementary School, graduating from the eighth grade in 1938. In late 1939 or early 1940 the Wooters family moved from Ottawa to Los Angeles. There Mary Lee attended Mar-Ken School, a private school in Hollywood for professional children. As a Junior she was elected Secretary of the Student Body. She graduated from Mar-Ken in 1942. On November 12, 1943, Mary Lee Wooters married Harry J. Banan, First Sergeant, United States Army, who had recently returned from World War II service at Guadalcanal, to whom she would remain married until his death in 1990. Together they had two children, Harry Philip and Laura Lee. In the late 1950s through the 1960s the Banans resided in Pullman, Washington where M.Sgt. Harry J. Banan was an Army ROTC instructor at Washington State University. Later, after they returned to California, Mary Lee was an account teller at Bank of America where she worked for 15 years.
Movies & TV shows
Three Little Sisters
The three Scott sisters, Susie, Hallie and Lily, live in the small town of Riverdale with their father Tom, a handyman whose laziness is legendary. The high-spirited sisters relieve the tedium by coll...
Cowboy and the Senorita
Chip has inherited a supposedly worthless gold mine from her father and Craig Allen is about to buy it. Roy suspects the mine may be valuable and using a clue left by Chip's father, investigates. He f...
Song of Nevada
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his dau...
Ugly duckling Janie Farnsworth is a student at Pennington High School, and has a crush on Charles Grant, Jr., who is the writer and producer of the upcoming school play. But Chuck thinks that she is t...
Liz lives with her mother and stepfather in a boarding house on the "wrong side of the tracks"
Back in the Saddle
Gene returns from the East with new ranch owner Tom Bennett to find everyone's cattle dying. Blaine has reopened the copper mine and the waste is poisoning the water supply. While Gene is away Tom con...
The Singing Hill
If a young lady gives up her inheritance the local ranchers will lose their free grazing land.
Ridin' on a Rainbow
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy...
Angels with Broken Wings
Charlotte Lord, a widow in her early forties and owner of Manhattan's smartest modiste shop, is about to marry Guy Barton, a wealthy businessman. But Mexican divorces have been declared illegal, so Gu...
Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion. They discover that Ronnie Willoughby...
His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.
A ranch foreman (Gene Autry) helps three youngsters protect their inheritance from foreclosure.
Melody and Moonlight
Jane Frazee made her starring film debut in the Republic B-plus musical Melody and Moonlight. The plot is motivated by the show-biz aspirations of bellboy Danny O'Brien (Johnny Downs). With the help o...
A singing cowboy and his sidekick encounter misunderstandings and rodeo havoc as they try and save a man and daughter from con men.
A country orphanage puts on a show with some musicians to save their 4H club from being shut down by greedy politicians.
South of the Border
A federal agent (Gene Autry) and his partner (Smiley Burnette) hang out in Mexico to check a revolution.
Nancy Drew... Reporter
While participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story, local attorney Carson Drew's daughter Nancy intercepts a real story assignment. She "co...
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