Haverhill’s Notable Contemporaries 25 MabelIdaAlbertson was born on July 24, 1901, in Haverhill. Her younger brother was actor Jack Albertson. Mabel graduated from the New England School of Speech and Ex- pression. Mabel played Phyllis Stephens, on the tv show Bewitched. She played Darrin's neu- rotic, interfering mother. She also played on Perry Mason and guest-starred as Marilyn Munster's would-be suitor’s mother in The Munsters. Mabel Albertson died on Septem- ber 28, 1982 in Santa Monica, California. Joseph Peter Breck (March 13, 1929 – February 6, 2012) was born in Rochester, New York and he grew up with his grand- parents in Haverhill, because his father was a traveling jazz musician. He later attended the University of Houston. He was known for his role as the gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday on the televi- sion series Maverick and the middle son Nick the western The Big Valley. He had many notable roles on the screen and on tel- evision. Breck died on February 6, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rob Zombie (Robert Bartleh Cummings) was born in 1965 in Haverhill. While in his techno metal group White Zombie he took on the name Rob Zombie. In 1998, he shifted his career from music to directing movies, creating artwork such as album covers, comic books, and animated films. The city of Haverhill updated its “Welcome to Haverhill” signs by adding his name to them as one of the famous people of the city. The sign is at the intersection of Rt.110 in front of the water treatment plant on Kenoza Lake. CarlosPeña graduated from Haverhill High School in 1995 and studied electrical engineering at Northeastern. While playing baseball in college, he competed in the Cape Cod League. Carlos played for many professional teams between 2001 to 2014 including the Boston Red Sox. He completed his career in 2014. In February 2019, he became part of the NESN broadcast team. Today he is a spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award for both on- field achievement and sportsmanship with off-field community service. Bob Montana (October 23, 1920 – January 4, 1975) created the characters and published Archie Comics and the newspaper strip Archie. When he was as a freelance artist, he created a comic strip about four teenage boys and tried to sell it with no success. Later he was worked up a high school style comic strip story, featuring Archie Andrews. One of Montana’s friends, said that Archie and his friends were created and based on people Montana knew in Haverhill High School. Montana was hired to draw the first issue of Archie in Nov. 1942. Soon he was drawing the Archie comic strip daily and on Sundays. The story ran for over 35 years in over 750 newspapers. Montana died of a heart attack during a cross-country ski trip in his New Hampshire at the age of 54. Photos: Louis Mayer with Judy Garland and Micky Roonie at MGM Studios. Public Domain image; Mabel Albertson on the cover of Radio Guide Magazine © AmericanRadioHistory.com; Peter Breck Anna & Lisa Black Saddle (1959) NBC Studio, Public Domain/ Wikipedia Commons; Rob Zombie © ZUMA Press, Inc. & Alamy Stock Photos; Carlos Peña with the Rays at Orioles May 11, 2012 © Keith Allison; Bob Montana © Joe Gromelski, Stars and Stripes - 4.1954