Mary Ann Mobley
- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 1
American beauty queen, voted Miss America in 1959.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1962, she went public about 1984 with her first-hand experience with the inflammatory bowel disorder, educating the public with lectures and public appearances. Crohn's patients look normal, so do not get the understanding and sympathy that one would who was obviously handicapped, however it causes intense pain and anemia that is totally enervating, leading to severe depressions. She herself has stood on stage at times in total agony with a professional smile on her face, and about once a year ends up in the hospital.
Despite the painful and debilitating disease, she has pursued an award-winning career as a film, stage and TV actress and a make of documentaries that show the circumstances of deprived kids around the world.
Mobley is a mother and is the wife of Gary Collins, host of the popular "Home Show" on TV.