Mary Willard and her husband Fred

Mary Willard (Fred Willard’s Wife) Bio, Age, Death, Kids, Career, Net Worth

Mary Willard Biography

A native of Boston Massachusetts, Mary Willard was an American playwright who was best known as the wife of Fred Willard, an American actor, comedian, and writer.

Willard attended the University of Maryland where she graduated from.

Mary Willard Age

Willard was born on March 8, 1947. She was 71 years old at the time of her death on July 13, 2018.

Mary Willard Husband

Willard was married to actor Fred Willard. Fred and Mary got married in 1968. They had met in San Francisco.

Her husband, Fred was best known for his roles in the films This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, among many others.

Mary Willard and her husband Fred
Mary Willard and her husband Fred

Mary Willard Kids

Just one year into their marriage, Mary and Fred welcomed their first and only child, a daughter named Hope Willard. Their daughter has a son named Freddie who was born in 1997.

Fred Willard Death

Fred died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 86 years old. According to his daughter and representative, he died from natural causes at his home.

News of his death was first shared by Jamie Lee Curtis, whose husband, Christopher Guest, had frequently worked with Willard.

People came out to pay tribute to Fred from all over the world. Amongst them was filmmaker Kevin Smith who wrote on Twitter;

“One of my favorite lines in a movie ever was delivered by Fred Willard in BEST IN SHOW, after a naughty dog went after the judge: “He went after her like she was made of ham.” This man was so brilliant and he elevated the flicks and TV shows in which he popped up. RIP, Funny Man!”

Mary Willard Career

As a playwright, Mary’s first play, the comedy, Elvis and Juliet, opened in February 1994. The play was successful for a whole year. Later in June 2007 Elvis and Juliet opened off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre and enjoyed a six week sold outrun.

Mary Willard Net Worth

Mary’s net worth was unknown. However, her husband, Fred, had an estimated net worth of around $10 million.


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