|Born||in Buffalo, New York, USA|
|Died||in Stratford, Connecticut, USA (emphysema and lung cancer)|
|Birth Name||Nancy Lou Marchand|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 tavern hostess in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at the City Center in 1951. Her list of theater works include "The Cocktail Hour" and "The Balcony" (winning an Obie for both), "White Lies and Black Comedy" (Tony nominations for both), "The Octette Bridge Club" and "Morning's at Seven". She worked at many of the great theaters in the United States including, the Brattle Theatre, Long Wharf, Lincoln Center Repertory Company and the Goodman Theatre. Somewhere during her illustrious theatre career, she won the role of Mrs. Pynchon in the TV series Lou Grant (1977) with 'Ed Asner' for which she won four Emmys. Her last accolade was her role as Livia Soprano in HBO's The Sopranos (1999), for which she won a Golden Globe.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Circe925 (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)
|Paul Sparer||(7 July 1951 - 19 November 1999) (his death) (3 children)|