Mary Sage

born: 30 June 1912
United States of America
died: 25 May 2001
Brian Center, Georgia,
United States of America
(age 88)

American actress, the twin sister of Margo Sage; they were the daughters of Oliver Hardy's half-sister, Elizabeth Tante Sage and her husband Ira Yale Sage Jr. They had another older brother, Ira Yale Sage III (1902-1980). Both sisters mainly lived in Georgia, where they headed back to after their brushing with Hollywood. Between 1930-1937, she married William Olin Adcock (1901-1989); they had at least three children.
One source lists Mary's middle name as Northern, and another gives it as Elizabeth; but I have had confirmation from Mary's granddaughter that it was in fact Norvell.
Real name: Mary Norvell Sage
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


The Live Ghost
The Crow's Nest patron

The Bohemian Girl

Our Relations
Denker's Beer Garden patron

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Acknowledgements: (Virginia Mylius, [Very good research on the Sage family; Ollie gets a brief mention.] (1920 Census) (1930 Census) (1940 Census) (Social Security Death Index) (public record) (obituary) (Find a Grave) (obit for son Wm Jr.) (son Eugene at Bizapedia) (Find a Grave) (Find a Grave)
Jesse Brisson (all research)
Randy Skretvedt (image from The Live Ghost)
Peter Aberle (passing on the information to me)
Richard Finegan (image from The Bohemian Girl)
Leigh Sage Adcock Andersen (Mary's granddaughter)

This page was last updated on: 25 July 2020