Arthur at the Internet Movie Database - Rebeca's television and film credits
entry for Rebeca Arthur
STRANGERS PRESS KIT BIOGRAPHY
particular biography was taken from the 1990-91 season press kit for the show)
Rebeca Arthur, whose ancestry traces back
to the infamous McCoys, was born on March 18, and raised in Cumberland, a town
in the mountains of western Maryland, on the border between West Virginia and
After majoring in dance and drama at the
University of Maryland, Ms. Arthur moved to New York to pursue a career in
entertainment. Following a string of "typical" jobs, she
answered a classified ad search for "Real Life Charlie’s Angels,"
and began a second career as a private investigator. After three exciting
and sometimes dangerous years of detective work, Rebeca decided to return to the
less risky world of entertainment. With her natural comic abilities, it
wasn’t long before she landed recurring comedy roles on both "The Guiding
Light" and "Search for Tomorrow."
In December 1983 she moved to Los Angeles
to resume her acting and quickly won guest-starring roles on "Remington
Steele" and "Newhart," and an appearance in the feature film
"About Last Night." In 1986, Ms. Arthur was cast in her role on
"Perfect Strangers" as Mary Anne, the innocent and energetic flight
attendant who lives upstairs, and is the object of Balki’s romantic desires in
an ongoing relationship that continues to teeter on the brink of consummation.
Ms. Arthur has made several appearances on
the "Circus of the Stars" television specials, and this past hiatus
she completed the starring role in the upcoming television movie "Running
Mates" with John Forsythe.