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Overview (2)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Died in Thousand Oaks, California, USA  (cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis C)

Mini Bio (1)

Lucy Saroyan was born on January 17, 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Hopscotch (1980), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) and Mannix (1967). She died on April 11, 2003 in Thousand Oaks, California.

Trivia (8)

Mother Carol Grace (nee Marcus) later married Walter Matthau.
Daughter of William Saroyan and Carol Grace
Her parents were married and divorced twice in eight years, the final break happening in 1952. Her father never remarried. Her mother married actor Walter Matthau, a union that lasted 41 years.
Long estranged from her father, he bitterly disapproved of her never marrying, her affair with Marlon Brando and her lack of career success. He essentially disinherited both Lucy and her brother, Aram Saroyan, from a $1.3 million estate. The bulk of it went to the William Saroyan Foundation.
She wrote short stories that her father thought were quite good. She did not, however, pursue a literary career. She later worked as a film library archivist and in bookstores.
Played small parts on Broadway, off-Broadway, on TV and in film in an acting career that didn't go the distance.
Younger sister of Aram Saroyan.
Older stepsister of David Matthau, Jenny Matthau and Charles Matthau.

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