Mariette Hartley

Mariette Hartley

About Mariette Hartley

Mary Loretta 'Mariette' Hartley (born June 21, 1940) is an American character actress. Hartley was born in Weston, Connecticut, the daughter of Mary Ickes 'Polly'_ (nee Watson), a manager and saleswoman, and Paul Hembree Hartley, an account executive. Her maternal grandfather was psychologist John B. Watson (through Watson's daughter from his first marriage) and her maternal grandmother was the sister of politician Harold L. Ickes. In her 1990 autobiography Breaking the Silence, written with Anne Commire, Hartley talked about her struggles with psychological problems, pointing directly at Watson's practical application of his theories as the source of the dysfunction in his family.

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