Mary Lee, born in Centralia, Illinois (October 24, 1924 - June 6, 1996), was a B-movie actress and singer from the late 1930s well into the 1940s, starring mostly in westerns. Lee was singing with Ted Weems And His Orchestra
in the late 1930s. Republic Pictures signed her to a five-year contract in 1940 where she would star in films with Gene Autry
and Roy Rogers (3)
. Republic soon billed her as "America's Little Sister," and starred her in B musicals. She retired from pictures in 1945.