From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mary Kay Place (born September 23, 1947) is an American actress, singer, director and screen writer. She is best known as portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role which won her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series in 1977. Place also recorded one studio album for Columbia Records in the Haggers persona, which included the Top Ten country music hit Baby Boy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary Kay Place, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.