Sara Seegar

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Sara Seegar
Sara Seegar.jpg
BornSara Seegar
July 1, 1914
DiedAugust 12, 1990
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Ezra Stone
ChildrenJosef Stone
Francine Stone
FamilyHelen Seegar Stone (sister)
Dorothy Seegar (sister)
Mildred Seegar (sister)
Miriam Seegar (sister)
 
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Sara Seegar
Sara Seegar.jpg
BornSara Seegar
July 1, 1914
DiedAugust 12, 1990
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Ezra Stone
ChildrenJosef Stone
Francine Stone
FamilyHelen Seegar Stone (sister)
Dorothy Seegar (sister)
Mildred Seegar (sister)
Miriam Seegar (sister)

Sara Seegar Stone (July 1, 1914 – August 12, 1990) was an American actress. A performer on stage, film, radio, and television, she may best be remembered for her role as "Mrs. Wilson" on the 1963 season of Dennis the Menace.

Early life[edit]

Seegar was born in Greentown, Indiana, the youngest of five sisters. She was schooled in London and Paris but ultimately graduated from Hollywood High School. She received a degree in drama from Los Angeles City College.

Following school, Seegar performed on stage in London, starting her career with Three Men on a Horse. She continued performing in London until the start of World War II, at which point she returned to the United States.[1]

Career[edit]

Starting in 1940, Seegar performed in Broadway plays, in film, on radio and on television. She was a regular character actor on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s, with roles on Suspense, Perry Mason, and The Donna Reed Show. She played several different roles on Bewitched over the course of the series.[2] In the 1962-63 season of Dennis the Menace, Seegar played Eloise Wilson, the wife of John Wilson. She effectively replaced Sylvia Field, who portrayed Martha Wilson - the original "Mrs. Wilson" - from 1959-62. Field left the series after the death of Joseph Kearns (George Wilson). John Wilson (Gale Gordon) began playing John Wilson, George's brother, after Kearns' death.

Personal life[edit]

Sara Seegar met Ezra Stone while the two were performing in Horse Fever on Broadway in 1940. They were married on October 5, 1942. They had two children: a son, Josef Seegar Stone (1944-2010)[3][4] and a daughter, Francine Lida Stone.

Sara Seegar Stone died on August 12, 1990, of a cerebral hemorrhage.[5] Her ashes were scattered on Stone Meadows Farm in Newtown, Pennsylvania.[6]

Performances[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Radio[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollman, Laurie (August 13, 1990). "Sara Seegar Stone, Bucks Actress Featured On 'Dennis The Menace'". Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  2. ^ "Sara Seegar". Dennis! - A Tribute to the 1959-1963 CBS-TV Series. 
  3. ^ "Milestones". Time. April 10, 1944. 
  4. ^ "Josef Seegar Stone, of Middletown". Bucks Local News. September 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ Fowler, Glenn (August 13, 1990). "Sara Seegar, Actress, Dies at 76; Worked in Theater, Films and TV". New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Sara Seegar". Find A Grave. 

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