She is a singer, lyricist, actor and author also occasionally listed as Mary Cain who has provided backing vocals for a plethora of artists during the course of her career.
Active from the 1970s onwards she has appeared with Boys Town Gang, The Charlie Daniels Band, Michael Crawford , Barbra Streisand and Mark Winkler and also released two of her own solo albums. Other albums she features on as a singer and/or lyricist include Fandango by Herb Alpert, Ultimate Gospel by Elvis Presley , Disney’s Take My Hand: Songs From 100 Acre Wood and the soundtrack of Repossessed.
She has also provided her vocal talents for TV programmes such as The Simpsons, Cagney & Lacey and The Nanny. As a lyricist she has written several advertising jingles, including ones for Coca-Cola that won her a Clio award, and had songs sung by Cher, Maureen McGovern and Gloria Gaynor and two of them made gold disc status when they were recorded by Laura Branigan and Helen Reddy.
Working in collaboration with Shel Silverstein she was the co-author of Thirty and the author or co-author/lyricist of the stage productions Naked Boys Singing and Too Old For the Chorus, The Last Session and The Big Voice: God or Merman?
Herb Alpert recordings
Angel (Juan Carlos Calderon )
Route 101 (Juan Carlos Calderon )
Here’s Marie’s “Miss Subway of 1952” sung by Cher….