Mary Lou Hunt

Profile Updated: August 18, 2015
Residing In: Tempe, AZ USA
Homepage: www.ladylou.com
www.voiceovercoaching.net
Occupation: Voice Over Performer & Coach
Attending Reunion

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Can only remember junior and senior year during which I was "transformed" into a wild and crazy gal and had a blast! My first 2 years were painful, being too shy to participate much! After graduating I entered the Miss Racine pageant mostly just to overcome my fears and much to my surprise, I won! From then on it was a different "public" life. Attended Dominican College, then went to work full-time as the Chief Tour Hostess at Johnson Wax; that was an education! Got married in 1965, divorced in 1970 and moved to Milwaukee where I worked as the Assistant Editor for the Milwaukee Labor Press until I got into commercials. Completed my degree at UWM and then went on to develop my Radio & TV career in Chicago and finally moved to LA where I was very successful in the biz for 16 years. Started teaching aspiring commercial actors there and eventually established my own "school", Word of Mouth Productions, with 3 additional teachers.
LA got to be too hectic and crowded, so I moved to Phoenix in 1998 and have been here still performing and teaching for 12 years. Love it here, except of course during the 110 degree summer heat, but the rest of the time it's beautiful!

School Story:

I remember sneaking off to that little hang-out cafe on Villa street, can't remember the name, but oftentimes Sister Dominica would "raid" the place and we'd all get demerits.
Had a challenging time with a lot of the nuns during my senior year, got thrown out of many classes, but it was worth it just to stand up to some of those tyrants!
In my junior year my dad gave me his old 52 Ford which became a regular presence "scooping the loop" and often got stopped by Officer "Krupke",(can't remember his real name), but he laid in wait for us! Remember that gas was only 25cents a gal! Loved getting dressed up to go to all the dances; loved the music of the early 60s, "Please Mr. Postman"; "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"; "Runaround Sue", etc. We should play some of those at the Reunion!

What teacher, priest, or coach was the most influential on your educational development during your years at SCHS - whether you graduated or transferred to another school:

Sister Candida, my homeroom teacher, saved my life!
Since my sister was also a Dominican nun at the time,
all reports of my "behavior" were going back to her; boy did I feel persecuted. But Candida, as she preferred to be called, was a riot; she'd laugh at my antics and always wanted me to give her some gum! Funny! Sister Sean was pretty cool too. She was elected to "rescue" me by installing me as the cartoonist on the Shield newspaper. Working with her, gave me confidence in my drawing and I learned to expect the unexpected! Funny thing was those nuns imagined more about what I and my friends were doing than what we were really doing! An interesting bit of info: my sister eventually left the convent, married and has 11 grandchildren! Weoooo!

What is your favorite activity currently? Travel, sports, golfing, gardening, fishing, etc.

Still enjoy performing Voice Over and coaching "newbies" to the business. Also LOVE listening to Blues Bands of which we have many here in Phoenix. Active in an over 50 "Meetup" group; we get together for lunches, cocktails, dinners, wine-tasting, events.

What is the farthest country in the world that you have traveled to:

Traveled through England and Italy in the late 70s.

If you could recommend ONE, country to visit, cruise to take, or vacation spot to visit - what would it be?

Italy; love their exuberance, especially the men!
And of course the amazing ruins of when Rome ruled the world.

What USA historic site meant the most to you when you visited:

The Indian ruins here in Arizona; fascinating remnants of a highly developed system of living. Our water system is based on their irrigation structures.

The Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC and the historic sites of old plantations in the area. What a difficult and sad time in our history.

Wherever I've gone or lived, I love to explore historical buildings to learn about the architecture and stories about by-gone days.

Memories submitted at the 40th Reunion - July, 2002:

It was like a wish come true to reunite with the gals I hung out with in H.S. It was fun to re-experience our time together and learn about each other now. I didn't recognize most classmates, people's looks had changed so much; but toward the end of the evening the people I remembered and liked the most, (even from grade school!) hung around talking about lots of interesting life lessons. I was disappointed that more people hadn't attended but maybe this year they will!

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Happy Birthday Barb!

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Happy Birthday JoAnn!

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Hi Susan! How's life in Grafton? I always thought that was a lovely area. Happy Birthday! Hope all is well!
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Happy Birthday Robert! It was such fun seeing you again at the 55th! I see you're still full of energy and mischievousness, just like me! Yea!

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Happy Birthday Gloria! Hope you are enjoying our "winter" weather! Mary Lou

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Happy Birthday Sue! I remember our young summers together, you and me and Diane Baker and Kathleen Pekar, hanging out at the park trying to meet boys! We were so naive and full of hope! And I remember how lovely you looked and were so kind to me at our 50th reunion! If you ever get out to Phoenix in the winter, please let me know!. Enjoy this birthday and stay full of hope!

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Happy Birthday Cathy, I remember how beautiful you looked as Homecoming Queen!

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Posted on: May 14, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Wish I could be there with you all for your weekly get together, sounds like fun!

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Happy Birthday Robert! It was so good seeing you in Arizona! Hope we have another reunion! Lou

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Happy Birthday Gloria, hope it stops raining for you! Lou

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Happy Birthday Gloria! Aren't you glad we live in Arizona, what with all the weather turmoil across the country! Yea! Lou

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Happy Birthday Susan! Hope you're enjoying Wisconsin summers, they've got to be better than Phoenix at 115! Lou

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Thanks for the birthday wishes Chuck! Lou

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Happy Birthday Rene! Enjoy!
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Hi Margaret! Enjoy your birthday, hope Spring has arrived in Wisconsin! Lou

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Lou & Barb enjoying a real belly laugh at the SCHS Reunion!
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