Mary Badham


Mary Badham Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Mary claims that being an actress was never something she thought about doing initially. She always wanted to be a "large animal vet" instead.

    • Mary says that her proudest achievement is staying married to the same man and having two "happy and healthy" children with him.

    • In 1963, Mary was nominated the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

    • She remained close friends with Gregory Peck, Phillip Alford, and Brock Peters after filming the movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

    • Her brother is director John Badham.

  • Quotes

    • Mary Badham: (about Hollywood films today) As a mother, I want to take my children to the movies and not be embarrassed. I really believe independent films are going to save this country's film industry. People are tired of the 13-year-old boy jokes and foul language. You don't need to do that. To Kill a Mockingbird is full proof of that.