A Book and Its Story
“OUR MARY’S” MEMORIES
It is, I believe, quite the custom to speak of Miss Mary Anderson as “our Mary,” though the name of endearment was not originally applied to her. According to Mr. Laurence Hutton (see “Plays and Players”), Mary Gannon of Wallack’s Theatre was the first of “our Marys.” In later days the name was given to Miss Anderson because of the very friendly feeling the American public entertained for her.
The Critic: A Weekly Review of Literature and the Arts 4/18/1896: 278. Print.