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Mary Gross (born March 25, 1953) is an American comedian and actress, perhaps best known for her four-year stint on Saturday Night Live from 1981 to 1985. Her credits also include minor roles on Animaniacs and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Gross's trademark is her soft, treacly voice.
Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Virginia Ruth, a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. She is sister of Michael Gross, who was the star of the 1980s sitcom Family Ties. She is an alumna of the Second City comedy troupe. In late 2008, she assumed the short-term role of Aunt Raylene on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital.
- Troop Beverly Hills - Annie Herman
- Feds - Janis Zuckerman
- Practical Magic - Debbie
- Big Business - Judy
- Baby Boom - Charlotte Elkman
- Casual Sex? - Ilene
- Club Paradise - Jackie
- Hot to Trot - Ms. French
- The Couch Trip - Vera Maitlin
- The Santa Clause - Miss Daniels
- Tremors 3: Back to Perfection - Tourist Mom
- That's So Raven - Ms. "Pushover" Patterson
- Sabrina The Teenage Witch - Mrs. Quick
- Animaniacs - Katie's Mom
- As Told by Ginger - Bobby Lightfoot
- General Hospital - Aunt Raylene
- Boston Legal - Leigh Swift
- Californication - Principal Green
Recurring Characters on SNLEdit
- Alfalfa, from SNL's recurring parody of The Little Rascals and assassin in the murder of Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat character.
- Siobhan Cahill, an Irish woman who reports on Irish events on Saturday Night News (Weekend Update's name when Brad Hall was cast as anchor). Coincidentally, in the 1990s, SNL would have two short-lived castmembers who have a piece of this recurring character's name ('Siobhan Fallon and Beth Cahill).
- Chi Chi, a Hispanic woman who hosts two fake public access shows (The Ghostbusters Show and Let's Watch TV) with her best friend, Consuela (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
- Celeste, a repressed wife married to an equally repressed man (played by Tim Kazurinsky)