Adele Mara (Adelaida Delgado)

Adele Mara

Adele Mara (April 28, 1923 – May 7, 2010), born Adelaida Delgado, was an American actress, singer and dancer who appeared in films during the 1940s and 1950s. During the 1940s, the blond actress was also a popular pinup girl. Mara was born in Highland Park, Michigan, to Spanish parents. One of her early roles was as a receptionist in the Three Stooges film I Can Hardly Wait. Other films include The Vampire’s Ghost, Wake of the Red Witch, Angel in Exile, Sands of Iwo Jima, California Passage, and Don Siegel’s Count the Hours. Adele Mara and Leslie Brooks played the sisters of Rita Hayworth’s character in the Fred Astaire film You Were Never Lovelier. In 1958, she played Maria Costa in the Bat Masterson episode “Double Showdown,” with Gene Barry. In 1961, Mara appeared as a nurse with Cesar Romero on CBS’s The Red Skelton Show in a sketch titled “Deadeye and The Alamo.” About this time she guest starred on the NBC western series, The Tall Man. Mara was married to television writer/producer Roy Huggins and appeared as the leading lady in three episodes of his 1957 television series Maverick, including “Seed of Deception” in the first season, “The Spanish Dancer” in the second season, and “The Marquessa” in the third season. Mara died of natural causes on May 7, 2010.

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  • April, 28, 1923
  • USA
  • Highland Park, Michigan


  • May, 07, 2010
  • USA
  • Pacific Palisades, California

Cause of Death

  • natural causes


  • San Fernando Mission Cemetery
  • Mission Hills, California
  • USA

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