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Nancy Marchand (1928–2000)


Nancy Marchand's mother, a pianist, sent her shy daughter to acting classes in hopes of breaking her out of her shell. As a student at Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon University), she studied the works of William Shakespeare and the other great playwrights and, upon graduation, set off to New York City. She received acclaim in the part of the ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1995 Reckless
Grandmother
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Madame Abbesse
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Lorraine Freeman
- All Through the House (1994) ... Lorraine Freeman
 1993 Crossroads (TV Series)
Aunt Dorothy
- The Nickel Curve (1993) ... Aunt Dorothy
 1990-1992 Coach (TV Series)
Merlene Watkins / Mrs. Watkins
- My True Love Gave to Me... (1992) ... Merlene Watkins
- Poodle Springs (1990) ... Mrs. Watkins
 1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! (TV Short)
 1992 Night Court (TV Series)
Louise Cahill
- Party Girl: Part 2 (1992) ... Louise Cahill
- Party Girl: Part 1 (1992) ... Louise Cahill
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mrs. Barbara Ryder
- Blood Is Thicker... (1992) ... Mrs. Barbara Ryder
 1991 Regarding Henry
Headmistress (uncredited)
 1987 From the Hip
Roberta Winnaker
 1986 Spearfield's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Claudine Roux
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Dorothea Dix
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Dorothea Dix (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Dorothea Dix (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Dorothea Dix (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Dorothea Dix (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Dorothea Dix
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Emily Garden
- In a Safe Place (1986) ... Emily Garden
 1984 Cheers (TV Series)
Dr. Hester Crane
 1984 The Bostonians
Mrs. Burrage
 1983 Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (TV Movie)
Sketch Performer
 1983 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
Lucilla Drake
 1982 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Margaret Chase Smith / Lucy Stone
 1977-1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Mrs. Pynchon
- Charlie (1982) ... Mrs. Pynchon
- Victims (1982) ... Mrs. Pynchon
- Beachhead (1982) ... Mrs. Pynchon
- Suspect (1982) ... Mrs. Pynchon (credit only)
- Unthinkable (1982) ... Mrs. Pynchon
 1981 Killjoy (TV Movie)
Dr. Martha Trenton
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Vera Andreyev
 1980 Once Upon a Family (TV Movie)
Mrs. Demerjian
 1979 Willa (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stanch
 1979 Some Kind of Miracle (TV Movie)
Ruth Nicoff
 1977 Soldier's Home (TV Short)
Mrs. Krebs
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Smith
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Auntie
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
Mary Lassiter
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
Rose, Quentin's Mother
 1974 A Touch of the Poet (TV Movie)
Nora Melody
 1972 Look Homeward, Angel (TV Movie)
Madame Elizabeth
 1971 The Hospital
Mrs. Christie
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Rhoda Banter / Mrs. Crile
- Hollow Triumph (1964) ... Rhoda Banter
- The Attack (1961) ... Mrs. Crile
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Irene Kimbalt (1972) / Therrese Lamonte (1976)
 1963 Ladybug Ladybug
Mrs. Andrews
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Edna Rawley
- The Movie Star (1962) ... Edna Rawley
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Esther Lindall
- The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish (1962) ... Esther Lindall
 1960 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Dorothy
- The Long Echo (1960) ... Dorothy
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
- The Third Party (1960)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Margaret
- A Piece of Blue Sky (1960) ... Margaret
 1959 R.C.M.P. (TV Series)
Gerta Boyd
- Little Girl Lost (1959) ... Gerta Boyd
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Mrs. Clegg
- The Indestructible Mr. Gore (1959) ... Mrs. Clegg
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Yarbrough / Sylvia Sands
- The Hidden Image (1959) ... Mrs. Yarbrough
- Free Weekend (1958) ... Sylvia Sands
 1959 The Bells of St. Mary's (TV Movie)
Sister Michael
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Howard Jones
- Miracle at Spring Hill (1959) ... Mrs. Howard Jones
 1951-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Abby Bainbridge / Mary Hillyer
- Material Witness (1958) ... Mary Hillyer
- Barefoot Soldier (1957)
- Career (1954)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Queen
- The Sleeping Beauty (1958) ... Queen
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Gen Arnold
- Windfall (1957) ... Gen Arnold
 1950-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jo March / Eleanor / Miss Marmon
- Rudy (1957) ... Eleanor
- The Hospital (1952) ... Miss Marmon
 1957 The Bachelor Party
Mrs. Julie Samson
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Mayerling (1957)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Edna Mae Carroll (1962) / Judge Barbara Curtis (1970)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Alice
- The Catered Affair (1955) ... Alice
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Mary / Charlotte
- A Child Is Born (1954) ... Mary
- The Old Maid (1954) ... Charlotte
 1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Clara - The Girl
- Marty (1953) ... Clara - The Girl
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Phyllis / Joan
- Two for Tea (1953) ... Phyllis
- Forever Walking Free (1951) ... Joan
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Vinnie Phillips (1970-1974)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

(12/64-9/65) Stage: Appeared (as "Dona Ana"( in "Man and Superman" by George Bernard Shaw, Phoenix Theatre, New York City. See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Her television career reads like a history of television text book: her first credit was co-starring in the groundbreaking classic The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953) with Rod Steiger, when CBS was at the height of its prestige as the "Tiffany network", she won Emmy Awards as Mrs. Pynchon, the newspaper publisher on Lou Grant (1977) and she ended her career on the impressive ... See more »

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