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Mary Kay Stearns, 93, a Star of One of TV’s Earliest Shows, Dies

Jan 08, 2019 - The New York Times

Mary Kay Stearns, who with her husband, Johnny, starred in “Mary Kay and Johnny,” a very early television sitcom that set the stage for better-known marital fare like “I Love Lucy,” died on Nov. 17 in Newport Beach, Calif. She was 93.

Her son Jonathan informed The New York Times of her death recently; it had not been previously reported.

Ms. Stearns was a theater actress in 1947 when an agent suggested that she audition for a job on a New York garment maker’s primitive TV s...