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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 November 1935Akron, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 27 April 2011Newbury Park, California, USA  (complications of Alzheimer's disease)

Mini Bio (1)

Marian Mercer was born on November 26, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for It's a Living (1980), Nine to Five (1980) and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976). She was married to Patrick Hogan and Martin Cassidy. She died on April 27, 2011 in Newbury Park, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Patrick Hogan (1979 - 27 April 2011) (her death) (1 child)
Martin Cassidy (9 November 1964 - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Her breathy voice and perfect comic timing

Trivia (14)

Anthony Newley's musical "Stop the World--I Want to Get Off" was revamped for the talents of Sammy Davis Jr. in 1978. Davis had earned a hit record with the song "What Kind of Fool Am I?" from the show back in 1962. Marian co-starred but the show bombed terribly. Despite the bad notices, the show was taped for film, retitled Sammy Stops the World (1978) and quickly released. It did not fare any better.
Brash blonde musical comedy actress since the late 50s who won the Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for her performance in "Promises, Promises" in 1968. She's mixed in Shakespeare performances on stage in between the song-stylings.
Graduated from the University of Michigan.
Often on TV variety shows doing sketch comedy for such funny-men as Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise and Jonathan Winters, usually as their put-upon wives.
Won Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Promises, Promises."
She starred in "Miss Margarida's Way" for the Katselas Theatre Company in Beverly Hills.
Starred as Mrs Swabb in "Habeas Corpus" at the Matrix theater in Los Angeles in 1994.
Starred as Olivia in "Your Own Thing" at the Orphium Theatre off Broadway in 1968 and starred in "The Game is Up" at the Upstairs at the Downstairs theatre in 1964.
Starred in "New Faces of 1962" on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1962.
She won the Tony award, Drama Desk award and the Theatre World award for her hilarious scene stealing performance as Marge MacDougall in 'Promises, Promises" at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. The show ran for 1,281 performances from 1968 to 1972.
Starred as Myra Arundel in "Hay Fever" in 1970 on Broadway at the Helen Hayes theatre.
Starred as Deirdre in "Bosoms and Neglect" is 1979 on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre.
Starred as "Polly" in "A Place for Polly" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway in 1970.
Starred as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Repertory Theatre in St Louis for the 1967-1968 season.

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