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"The sole short documentary of the night, Just a Broadway Baby: Mary Ellen Ashley, recounts the career and life of Mary Ellen Ashley whose career has spanned eighty years... It was a joy to learn about her adventures through her eyes." - StarryMag

"...the film will grab your attention...but it is Mary Ellen Ashley who holds it."
"There’s something irresistibly charming about how it frames its first-hand recollection." - Take 2 Indie Review

"Ashley is instantly likeable. Her flair for drama blends with humour to produce excellent theatricality as she recounts the story of how she got her start."
"“Picket Fences”, the sequence that delves into a conflict between career and parenting, best showcases the film’s ability to throw in lower tones into the narrative’s colourful carousel and have it be richer for it." - Indie Shorts Mag

Just a Broadway Baby:
Mary Ellen Ashley

A short documentary film about the career and life of Mary Ellen Ashley who made her Broadway debut in 1943 in The Innocent Voyage as Mary Ellen Glass and went on to do the entire run of the original Broadway Production of Annie Get Your Gun with Ethel Merman.
Her career has spanned 80 years and includes, opening for headliners in Vegas, Broadway and regional theatre, early radio, film and Television roles.

Watch the movie on Demand here:
Just a Broadway Baby: Mary Ellen Ashley

Official Movie Trailer

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