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Mary
Fred And Mary
Fred (Redd Foxx) and newly hired housekeeper Mary (Mary Wickes) in scene from "The Light Housekeeper" episode of Sanford and Son in Season 2 of series.
Vital Information
Gender: Female
Occupation/
Career:
Housekeeper who Lamont hires to keep house when Fred complains of ailments and overwork
Character
description:
Much malinged by Fred for not only falling asleep on the couch after a long bus ride to Watts, but for not being able to cook, only being able to prepare a "fine boiled mutton!"
Family and Personal Information
Character information
Appeared on: Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: "The Light Housekeeper" in Season 2
Character played by: Mary Wickes
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Mary was a housekeeper which Lamont hires to keep house and look after Fred in the episode of Sanford and Son titled "The Light Housekeeper" in Season 2. The part of Mary is played by veteran stage, film, and TV actress, Mary Wickes, who, like S&S co-star Redd Foxx, is a St. Louis, Missouri native.

About the hiring of MaryEdit

Fred doesn't want to be left at home alone, noting that "They never did catch that Zodiac Killer." The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in the Northern California Bay Area in the late 1960s and possibly into the early '70s. He also complained of the work in the junkyard not helping his ailments, particularly his "arthritis". Thus, Lamont hires Mary from an employment agency; Fred, upon finding that the new housekeeper is white, isn't too thrilled. Coupled with that, the only thing which she cooks is "a fine boiled mutton"!

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