Mary Mara Dies in Apparent Drowning
Mary Mara, ‘ER’ and ‘Law and Order‘ Actor, Dies in Apparent Drowning, N.Y. Sunday from an apparent drowning. She was 61.
In a report published on Monday, New York State Police confirmed the discovery of maras in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent around 8:10 p.m. Sunday by several officers.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Mara, who lived in Cape Vincent, drowned while swimming.
Her body has been taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be performed to determine an official cause of death.
In a statement to Variety, Mara director Craig Dorfman confirmed her death.
“Mary was one of the best actresses I ever met,” Dorfman wrote.
“I still remember seeing her on stage in 1992 in ‘Mad Forest’ off Broadway.
It was electric, fun, and real personal. Everyone loved her. We will miss her.”
Mara was born and raised in Syracuse, New York before going to study at San Francisco State University and Yale.
Her film and television career began in the 1990s and will go on to amass over 80 screen credits.
Her notable productions include “ER,” which saw her play recurring patient Loretta Sweet, and detective action “Nash Bridges,” which saw her in the main cast as Inspector Brian Carson.
Other notable TV credits include “NYPD Blue,” “Ally McBeal,” “Farscape,” “Law & Order,” “The West Wing,” “Monk,” “Shameless,” “Ray Donovan,” “Dexter,” and “Criminal.” brains.
In the movie, she played a prominent role as Billy Crystal’s daughter in the movie “Mr. Saturday Night” and has also appeared in “Bound,” “A Civil Action,” “K-Pax,” “Gridiron Gang,” and “Prom Night.”