Mary Hart

Active - 1981 - 2008  |   Born - Nov 8, 1950 in Madison, South Dakota, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Mystery, Children's/Family, Leisure Arts [nf], Romance

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  • Competed in the 1970 Miss America pageant as Miss South Dakota and finished in the Top 10.
  • Had her legs insured by Lloyd's of London for $2 million, but only for one day as part of a publicity stunt.
  • In 1991, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article linking a patient's seizures to the sound of the Entertainment Tonight host's voice; the incident was later parodied in a 1992 episode of Seinfeld.
  • Has appeared as herself in numerous TV series, including All of Us, JAG, Frasier and Coach.
  • After helming Entertainment Tonight for almost 30 years, announced in August 2010 that the upcoming season would be her last.
  • Speaks Danish and Swedish fluently.