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Nancy Marchand

Mostly Credited As: Nancy Marchand
Date Of Birth: June 19, 1928 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York
Date Of Death: June 18, 2000
Cause Of Death: emphysema and lung cancer
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Nancy Marchand


Nancy Marchand was born on June 19 in Buffalo, N.Y. She attended the Buffalo Studio Theater School, performed in local radio dramas, and had no career thought other than going to Carnegie Tech and then entering the theater.
After graduating from Carnegie Tech, she went to New York City, and became a volunteer actress for the American Theater Wing. The Wing's school consisted mainly of returning male GI's, therefore actresses were at a premium.
Miss Marchand got her big television break the following winter, when "Studio One" needed an actress to portray Jo in "Little Women." She continued to work extensively in live television.
She appeared in the daytime dramas "Love of Life," "The Edge of Night," "Another World,' "Lovers and Friends" and "Search for Tomorrow." She was a series regular in "Beacon Hill" on the CBS Television Network, and her other television credits include "Look Homeward, Angel," "After the Fall and "A Touch of the Poet."
In 1978 and 1980 she won Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Pynchon, the aristocratic publisher on "Lou Grant." Her motion pictures-for-television included "The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story," "Willa," "Some Kind of Miracle" and "Once Upon a Family."
During the 1980-81 season of "Lou Grant," Miss Marchand commuted from New York for the series while also starring in the Broadway hit, "Morning's at Seven." She appeared Off Broadway in "Taken in Marriage," and her other stage work included "Heartbreak House," "Children" and "What Price Glory." She has also taught poetry reading to drama students at Manhattan 's Juilliard School.
Miss Marchand was 5'8" tall, weighed 135 pounds and had light brown hair and blue eyes. She enjoyed doing needlepoint and reading. She and her husband, actor Paul Sparer, lived in New York City and had a home in Connecticut. They had three children — David, Kathryn and Rachel. The actress died on 2000.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Sopranos (1999)As: Livia Soprano (S01-S02)
North and South (US) (1985)As: Dorothea Dix (Book 2)
Lovers And Friends (1977)As: Edith Cushing
Lou Grant (1977)As: Margaret Pynchon
Beacon Hill (1975)As: Mary Lassiter
Another World (1964)As: Therese Lamonte (1976)
Love of Life (1951)As: Vinnie Phillips #2 (1970-1974)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 57x01: (Jan/23/2000) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'The Sopranos') 

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) 
  All Through the House 03x08: (Dec/16/1994) As Lorraine Freeman 

Coach (1989) 
  My True Love Gave To Me... 05x11: (Dec/15/1992) As Merlene Watkins 

Night Court (1984) 
  Party Girl (2) 09x17: (Feb/12/1992) As Louise Cahill 
  Party Girl (1) 09x16: (Feb/12/1992) As Louise Cahill 

Law & Order (1990) 
  Blood is Thicker... 02x14: (Feb/04/1992) As Barbara Ryder 

Spenser: For Hire (1985) 
  In a Safe Place 01x18: (Feb/14/1986) As Emily Garden 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 34th Annual Emmy Awards 34x01: (Sep/19/1982) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 33x01: (Sep/13/1981) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards 32x01: (Sep/07/1980) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 30th Annual Emmy Awards 30x01: (Sep/17/1978) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Valley Forge 25x03: (Dec/03/1975) As Auntie 

Naked City (1958) 
  The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish 03x29: (May/23/1962) As Esther Lindall 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Hidden Image 04x04: (Nov/12/1959) As Mrs. Yarbrough 
  Free Weekend 03x10: (Dec/04/1958) As Sylvia Sands 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  Riddle of a Lady 11x50: (Sep/24/1958) As guest star 
  All the King's Men (Part 2) 11x32: (May/21/1958) As Ann Stanton 
  All the King's Men (Part 1) 11x31: (May/14/1958) As Ann Stanton 
  Material Witness 11x20: (Feb/19/1958) As guest star 

Studio One (1948) 
  Rudy 09x45: (Aug/19/1957) As Eleanor 
  The Hospital 05x11: (Dec/08/1952) As guest star 
  Little Women (Part 2) 03x18: (Dec/25/1950) As guest star 
  Little Women (Part 1) 03x17: (Dec/18/1950) As guest star 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  Marty 05x20: (May/24/1953) As Clara 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  Two for Tea 03x18: (Jan/05/1953) As Phyllis 
  Forever Walking Free 02x02: (Sep/03/1951) As Joan 
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