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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 August 1938Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 21 December 2010Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (lung and brain cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Marcia Lewis was born on August 8, 1938 in Malden, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Night Warning (1982), The Ice Pirates (1984) and Who's Watching the Kids (1978). She was married to Fred D. Bryan. She died on December 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (1)

Fred D. Bryan (June 2001 - 21 December 2010) (her death)

Trivia (10)

Stage: Appeared (as "Miss Hannigan") in "Annie" on Broadway.
Long divorced, she recently extended her stage name to Marcia Lewis Bryan following her second marriage.
Has been nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical): in 1994 for a revival of "Grease," and in 1997 for a revival of "Chicago."
Made her Broadway debut playing Ernestina opposite Phyllis Diller and Ethel Merman in "Hello, Dolly!".
Suffered a mini-stroke while portraying Fraulein Schneider in the musical "Cabaret" with Joel Grey in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1988. She lost partial mobility on the right side of her face and suffered from a paralyzed chord. Was hospitalized but managed to continue in the role. Was advised by her doctor to avoid musicals for a year so she performed in dramas such as "Steel Magnolias" and "Orpheus Descending" with Vanessa Redgrave. She finally returned to musicals as Golde in "Fiddler On The Roof" in 1990.
Was a registered nurse in Cincinnati, Ohio, before turning to show business.
Sideline: acrylic painting.
Stage: Appeared (as "Matron Mama Morton") in "Chicago" on Broadway. NOTE: Nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress.
Stage: Appeared in "Grease" on Broadway. NOTE: Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actress.
Following a Jewish funeral service on December 22, 2010 she was laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

Personal Quotes (2)

When somebody does a club act, if they're into truth and honesty by singing songs they like, and wearing what they like and talking who they are, then the audience comes away feeling like they've really got to know them. That's a big accomplishment.
When I was in high school I had a counselor that told me that I was crazy wanting to be a nurse ... that I was a natural born performer...

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