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Mary Alice Brendle, American author. Recipient Citation for Outstanding Community Service, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly and New York City Council, 1985, Jean Dalrymple award American Theater for Actors, 1986-1987.


Brendle, Mary Alice was born on August 18, 1925 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of William Albert and Mary Alice (Heagney) Brendle.


Bachelor, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New Jersey, 1947;paralegal certified, Baruch College, New York City, 1988.


Social worker New Jersey State Board Child Welfare, Newark, 1948-1952. Editorial assistant NBC-television, New York City, 1952-1957. Actress, director, playreader, playwright, 1957-1988.

District assistant New York State Sen. Minority Leader, 1988-1995. Consultant nonprofits, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Clinton and Its Women, 1997, A Case Against Tall Buildings and the Virtue of Recycled Old Ones, 1996. Playwright: Beyond Illusion, Robble Dobble, In A Stranger's House, Dinner Without Invitation.


Member advisory committee Times Square Hotel, New York City, since 1994. Board directors Encore Community Services, New York City, 1983-1988. Community advisory committee New York History Society, since 1993.

Chairman New York City Community Board 4, Manhattan, 1983-1985, member, 1980-1987, community historian, since 1999. Member Clinton Planning Council, New York City, 1972-1980. President West 55 St. Block Association, New York City, 1980s.

Member Actors Equity Association, Episcopalian Actors Guild, History District Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, swimming, walking, reading, art assemblages and paintings.


William Albert Brendle

Mary Alice (Heagney) Brendle