Mary Anne Barothy
Mary Anne Barothy grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from St. Agnes
Academy, an all-girls school run by the Sisters of Providence. She went on
to Marian College where she majored in English/Journalism. Her interest in
pursuing a career in writing came from a role Doris Day played in
Paramount's Teacher's Pet co-starring Clark Cable in which Doris
played a dedicated college journalism professor.
She joined the staff of The Indianapolis News as a society reporter for
nearly two years before moving to Los Angles in 1968. Her journalism
background served her well with future employment at the May Company in
Los Angeles and later working with Doris Day. When asked how she landed
the position with Miss Day, Mary Anne often says, "It was literally by
accident," referring to a serious car accident she survived. It was during
her recovery time that a friendship between Mary Anne and Doris developed.
Following her return to Indianapolis in 1977, she was a free-lance
writer and became Director of Publicity for Perennial Pictures Film
Corporation. She worked in the Education Division at Lilly Endowment and
later earned a paralegal degree from Indiana University - Purdue
University, Indianapolis. Since 1999 Mary Anne has been Development
Assistant for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis at St.
Augustine's Home where she helps coordinate fundraising events.
In 2006 Mary Anne Barothy was encouraged to write her memoir. The
author intends for the book to bring a Hollywood world now vanished to
life. She hopes her memories relay a piece of American cultural history
from an author who lived a "day at a time" with a film idol who became a
In her spare time Mary Anne is touring the country with her exciting
"A DAY TO REMEMBER...DORIS DAY" presentation. She brings photos never-before-seen
and memorabilia from her private collection to the delight of her audiences. Mary Anne
shares wonderful touching stories about her time with screen legend, Doris Day.
To book Mary Anne for an event, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.