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in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir tv series
July 24, 1901|
Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
|Died||September 28, 1982
Santa Monica, California, USA
|Spouse(s)||Harold Austin Ripley (?-?; divorced; 2 children)
Ken Englund (1937-1950; separated)
Mabel Albertson (July 24, 1901 – September 28, 1982) was an American actress.
Life and career 
Albertson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Flora Craft and Leopold Albertson. Her brother was actor Jack Albertson. Albertson's mother, a stock actress, supported the family by working in a shoe factory.
Albertson was best known as Phyllis Stephens, Darrin's neurotic, interfering mother on the television sitcom Bewitched, who invariably ended her stays at the Stephens' home by saying to her husband, "Frank, take me home. I've got another sick headache."
A memorable early film role was as a proper banker's wife who is repulsed by the bucolic title characters in Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955). She also played Donald Hollinger's mother on That Girl, Howard Sprague's mother on The Andy Griffith Show, Dick Van Dyke's mother on The New Dick Van Dyke Show, and Mrs. Van Hoskins, a wealthy woman whose jewels are stolen, in the screwball comedy, What's Up, Doc? (1972).
- "Jack Albertson's Kinship to Cloris Leachman and Sharon Stone". genealogymagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- Berkvist, Robert (1973-01-07). "Jack Spreads A Little Sunshine - Jack Spreads Sunshine - Article - NYTimes.com". select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- YouTube clip from Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
- Mabel Albertson at the Internet Movie Database
- Mabel Albertson at AllRovi
- Mabel Albertson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Mabel Albertson at Find a Grave
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