Mary Jo Catlett

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Mary Jo Catlett
Born(1938-09-02) September 2, 1938 (age 74)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1963-present
 
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Mary Jo Catlett
Born(1938-09-02) September 2, 1938 (age 74)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1963-present

Mary Jo Catlett (born September 2, 1938) is an American film, stage and television actress. She is notable for her role as housekeeper Pearl Gallagher on the television sitcom series Diff'rent Strokes.[1]

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Early life and education [edit]

Catlett was born in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Cornelia M. (née Callaghan) and Robert J. Catlett.[2]

Career [edit]

Catlett appeared on the television soap opera series General Hospital (for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award) and in several episodes of the television sitcom series M*A*S*H. She provides the voice of Mrs. Puff in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as the related film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). In 2002, she was nominated for The Anni Award for Best Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Production for SpongeBob SquarePants.

She also provided the voice for Cousin Larry's mother on the animated television series Kim Possible. Mary Jo Cattlet has also provided voices for Rugrats, The Smurfs, Quack Pack and Extreme Ghostbusters.

She is also known, prior to her role on Diff'rent Strokes, for the commercials she did for Black Flag and its pest-control products, particularly the Roach Motel brand.

Her many television guest roles include appearances on episodes of That's So Raven, Glee and Desperate Housewives. She played wrestler "Terrible Tessie" in the first season Starsky & Hutch episode "The Omaha Tiger",[3] and "Cousin Alice", the slow-witted but well-meaning relation of an old acquaintance of the Duke family in the first season Dukes of Hazzard episode "Swamp Molly".[4] Catlett had a voice role on the "American Dream Factory" episode of American Dad!. Catlett appeared in feature films including Serial Mom, The Benchwarmers and Beethoven's 5th. She has appeared in an episode of 2 Broke Girls with other veteran character actresses and also guest starred on Shake It Up.

Filmography and television work [edit]

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