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Marlene Clark

Lovely, sultry and charismatic Marlene Clark was born December 19, 1949, in Los Angeles, California. Her father was a bus driver and her mother worked in a factory. Marlene grew up in New York City's Harlem area, and went to junior college in Tennessee. She was a speech major at the City College of New York. She first started acting in plays in ... See full bio »

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 1988 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Mrs. Merriman
- Parent's Day (1988) ... Mrs. Merriman
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Rachel Pierson
- The People Next Door (1987) ... Rachel Pierson
 1982 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- The Explosion (1982)
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Bank Clerk
- Run to Death (1980) ... Bank Clerk
 1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
- The Benefit Show (1979) ... Secretary
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
 1977 The Baron
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1977)
 1976-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Janet Lawson
- When John Comes Marching Home (1977) ... Janet Lawson
- Here Today, Gone Today (1976) ... Janet Lawson
- Fred's Extra Job (1976) ... Janet Lawson
- I Dream of Choo Choo Rabinowitz (1976) ... Janet Lawson
- The Engagement Man Always Rings Twice (1976) ... Janet Lawson
 1976 The Rookies (TV Series)
Teresa Clements
- Deliver Me from Innocence (1976) ... Teresa Clements
 1975 Switchblade Sisters
 1974 Black Mamba
The Witch
 1974 Newman's Law
 1974 The Beast Must Die
Caroline Newcliffe
 1973 Enter the Dragon
 1973 Ganja & Hess
Ganja Meda
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Sabrina Crawford
- The Barefoot Stewardess Caper (1972) ... Sabrina Crawford
 1972 Slaughter
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Mariane Hargis
 1970-1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Judy / Ruthie Rush
- The Wild Weekend (1972) ... Judy
- The Song of Willie (1970) ... Ruthie Rush
 1972 Night of the Cobra Woman
Lena Aruza
 1972 Parachute to Paradise (TV Movie)
 1971 Clay Pigeon
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Liza Walter
- The Desperado (1971) ... Liza Walter
 1970 Stop
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Carol Carver
- The Return (1970) ... Carol Carver
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Epidemic (1970) ... Lorine
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
- Run Ballerina, Run (1970) ... Diane
- Read That Leg to Me Again (1970) ... Diane
 1970 Lost Flight (TV Movie)
 1970 The Landlord
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Vicki Himbrough
- How You Play the Game (1970) ... Vicki Himbrough
 1969 Putney Swope (uncredited)
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
Girl at Party (uncredited)
 1968 For Love of Ivy
Radio Phone Girl
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Hilda") in "Pets", Provincetown Playhouse, Greenwich Village, New York City. See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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[reflecting on her career as a black actress] I've worked. I did shows, I did guest spots, I did things in movies. I had a career, I paid my bills. I don't not work because of my color, I don't not work because of my age. I think the whole Blaxploitation thing, financially it was very rewarding and it helped [the studios] through some rough times. They used it, and then when they didn't need it ... See more »


Was featured prominently in the newspaper ads and posters of Putney Swope (1969), but appears unbilled in the movie. See more »

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