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Thomas' Popular TV Costar, Mother of Oscar-Nominated Actress Dead at 97

Marjorie Lord actress ca. early 1950s. Actress Marjorie Lord dead at 97: Best remembered for TV series 'Make Room for Daddy' Stage, film, and television actress Marjorie Lord, best remembered as Danny Thomas' second wife in Make Room for Daddy, died Nov. 28, '15, at her home in Beverly Hills. Lord (born Marjorie Wollenberg on July 26, 1918, in San Francisco) was 97. Marjorie Lord movies After moving with her family to New York, Marjorie Lord made her Broadway debut at age 17 in Zoe Akins' Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel The Old Maid (1935). Lord replaced Margaret Anderson in the role of Tina, played by Jane Bryan – as Bette Davis' out-of-wedlock daughter – in Warner Bros.' 1939 movie version directed by Edmund Goulding. Hollywood offers ensued, resulting in film appearances in a string of low-budget movies in the late 1930s and throughout much of the 1940s, initially (and
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Green Acres Actress Mary Grace Canfield Dies

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Green Acres Actress Mary Grace Canfield Dies
Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres," has died. She was 89. Her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, says Canfield died of lung cancer on Saturday at a hospice in the California coastal town of Santa Barbara. Canfield had appearances on a number of TV shows during a four-decade career, including General Hospital and The Hathaways. She was Harriet Kravitz on four episodes of the 1960s series Bewitched. But she was best known for her role of Ralph Monroe in some 40 episodes of "Green Acres," which ran from 1965 to 1971 and starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor.
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Mary Grace Canfield, '€.Green Acres'€. Actress, Dies At 89

Mary Grace Canfield, the character actress best known for playing Ralph Monroe on comedy series Green Acres, died on Saturday. She was 89.

Mary Grace Canfield Dies

Canfield's death at a Santa Barbara hospice was confirmed by her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, to the Los Angeles Times. Alexiades said Canfield died after a battle with lung cancer.

On Green Acres, Canfield played one half of the Ralph and Alf, brother-sister carpenter duo opposite Sid Melton. Their work on a farm house owned by city transplants Oliver (Eddie Albert) and Lisa (Eva Gabor) never seemed to end. The humor of Canfield’s role was in the character’s rejection of feminine standards, providing a comical foil for Gabor’s character.

In addition to Green Acres, Canfield appeared on TV in The Love Boat, Bewitched and daytime soap opera General Hospital. On the big screen, Canfield appeared in Pollyanna, Half a House and Something Wicked This Way Comes.
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Actor Melton Dies

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Actor Melton Dies
Veteran actor Sid Melton has died of pneumonia. He was 94.

The Golden Girls star passed away on 2 November in Burbank, California, reports Variety.com.

Melton began his career in the 1940s, starring in movies including film noir classic Body and Soul and the musical On the Town.

He moved to TV roles in 1954, and racked up credits in shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rhoda, Major Dad, Dragnet, The Andy Griffith Show and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

His TV career picked up in the 1990s as he appeared on sitcoms Make Room for Daddy, Blossom, Green Acres and Golden Girls.

Melton also tried his hand at directing, stepping behind the camera for Bad Girls Don't Cry in 1965 as well as ...And Call Me in the Morning in 1999.

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