The 80s home of Mary Ann Mobley & Gary Collins (1982)
Mary Ann Mobley, Gary Collins and daughter Clancy live in a Beverly Hills home steeped in southern charm
She is, of course, a former Miss Mississippi, who became Miss America in 1959, and has since been a busy actress.
In November 1967, she wed actor Gary Collins, and they bought this two-story Cape Cod house. (Daughter Clancy, 14, arrived in October 1968.)
Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley & Clancy Collins
The house, decorated by architect-designer Hank Milam, reflects Mary Ann’s southern upbringing and Gary’s easy-going charm.
The host of TV’s Hour Magazine, Gary made this year’s Miss America pageant a family affair when he became the new master of ceremonies.
[Their daughter grew up to be top Hollywood TV executive (Mary) Clancy Collins White — see more about her here.]
The vintage ’80s living room
The brightly-colored living room overlooks the swimming pool and a corner of the beautifully-planted acre on which the 10-room home stands.
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The Collins-Mobley den
The den is a favorite gathering place. Mary Ann, who had great input in the decorating, hunted down many of the furnishings and paintings herself.
The dining room
This room has antique French furniture; table is set with heirloom silver & china
The Collins’ backyard
There was an ivy-trellised porch and a beautiful swimming pool
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