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Nancy Marchand Biography (1928-2000)
Born June 19, 1928, in Buffalo, NY; daughter of Raymond L. (a physician) andMarjorie (a pianist; maiden name, Freeman) Marchand; married Paul Sparer (anactor, writer, and director), July 7, 1951; children: David, Kathryn, Rachel.Addresses: HOME--205 W. 89th Street, New York, NY 10025. AGENT--BiffLiff, William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- June 19, 1928
- Buffalo, New York, United States
- Death Details
- June 18, 2000
- Stratford, Connecticut
- STAGE DEBUT--The Late George Apley, Ogunquit, ME, 1946.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Reporter, The Winslow Boy, Falmouth Theatre, Falmouth, MA, 1949.
- Princess of France, Love's Labour's Lost, Mrs. Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, Tibueina, The Critic, first witch, Macbeth, and Regan, King Lear, all Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1950-52.
- hostess of the tavern, The Taming of the Shrew, City Center Theatre, NewYork City, 1951.
- Princess of France, Love's Labour's Lost, and Nerissa, The Merchant of Venice, both City Center Theatre, 1953.
- Kate, The Taming of the Shrew, Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, and Amelia, Othello, all Antioch Shakespeare Festival, Antioch, OH, 1954.
- Mrs. Grant, Teach Me How to Cry, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1955.
- Mrs. Mi Tzu, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Miriam Ackroyd, Miss Isobel, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Paulina, The Winter's Tale, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT,1958.
- Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet, and Mistress Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, both American Shakespeare Festival, 1959.
- Ursula, Much Ado about Nothing, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Madame Irma, The Balcony, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1960.
- Jane Peyton, Laurette, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1960.
- Lady Sneerwell, The School for Scandal, and Madame Irina Arkadina, The Seagull, both American Producing Artists (APA), Folksbiene Playhouse, New YorkCity, 1962.
- Beatrice, Much Ado about Nothing, APA, Ann Arbor, MI, 1963.
- Amalia Agazzi, Right You Are If You Think You Are, and Vasilissa KarpovnaKostilyova, The Lower Depths, both APA, Ann Arbor, 1963, then Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- the Woman, The Tavern, APA, Phoenix Theatre, 1964.
- prostitute, Judith, and Ann Whitefield, Man and Superman, both APA, Ann Arbor, MI, 1964, then Phoenix Theatre, 1965.
- the Old Lady, Good Day, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Genevieve, Three Bags Full, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- woman of Canterbury, Murder in the Cathedral, American Shakespeare Festival, 1966.
- Dol Common, The Alchemist, and Dolores, Yerma, both Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Gertrude Forbes-Cooper, After the Rain, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Duenna (Sister Clare), Cyrano de Bergerac, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, thenCenter Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA, both 1968.
- Mrs. Latham, Forty Carats, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Queen Elizabeth, Christmas Dinner, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1971.
- Ceil Adams, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Morosco Theatre, 1971.
- Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971.
- Tatiana, Enemies, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1972.
- Mrs. Gogon, The Plough and the Stars, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973.
- Myra Power, Patrick's Day, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1973.
- Vera Simpson, Pal Joey, and Madame Ranevskaya, The Cherry Orchard, both Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1974.
- Mother, Children, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1976.
- Esther, The Song of Solomon, New Dramatists, New York City, 1976.
- Ruth Chandler, Taken in Marriage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Ida Bolton, Morning's at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- title role, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, Westside Arts Center, New York City, 1982.
- Agnes, A Delicate Balance, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1983.
- Bessie Berger, Awake and Sing!, Circle in the Square, 1984.
- Connie (Mrs. David Emerson), The Octette Bridge Club, Music Box Theatre,New York City, 1985.
- Judith Tiverton, Oliver Oliver, Long Wharf Theatre, 1984, then ManhattanTheatre Club, City Center Theatre, 1985.
- Stella Livingston, Light Up the Sky, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1987.
- Ann, The Cocktail Hour, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, then PromenadeTheatre, New York City, both 1988.
- Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, 1989.
- Also appeared in Antigone, Carnegie Hall Playhouse, New York City, 1956;Tchin-Tchin, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1962; Strange Interlude, HudsonTheatre, New York City, 1963; The Sorrows of Frederick, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1967; Veronica's Room, Music Box Theatre, 1973; Awake and Sing!, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1978; as Clytemnestra, Elektra, New YorkCity, 1987; and in productions of On the Town, The Duel, Parent's Day, and Playboy of the Western World.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Julie, The Bachelor Party, United Artists, 1957.
- Mrs. Andrews, Ladybug, Ladybug, United Artists, 1963.
- Mrs. Miller, Me, Natalie, National General, 1969.
- Nurse Oxford, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, Paramount, 1970.
- Mrs. Christie, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971.
- Mrs. Burrage, The Bostonians, Almi, 1984.
- Roberta Winnaker, From the Hip, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.
- Mayor, The Naked Gun--From the Files of Police Squad!, Paramount, 1988.
- Also appeared in Goodbye Mr. Chips, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969; The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, Warner Brothers, 1970; and Promise at Dawn (also known as La Promesse de l'aube), AVCO-Embassy, 1970.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Mary Lassiter, Beacon Hill, CBS, 1975.
- Edith Cushing, Lovers and Friends, NBC, 1977.
- Margaret Pynchon, Lou Grant, CBS, 1977-82.
- Also Mrs. McCrea, Another World, NBC; Vinnie Phillips, Love of Life, CBS;and in Search for Tomorrow, CBS.
- MINI-SERIES Mrs. Smith, The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1976.
- Claudine Roux, Spearfield's Daughter, syndicated, 1986.
- Dorothea Dix, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.
- Jo March, "Little Women," Studio One, CBS, 1950.
- Clara Davis, "Marty," The Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1953.
- judge, The Edge of Night, CBS, 1970.
- Frasier's mother, "Diane Meets Mom," Cheers, NBC, 1984.
- Emily Garden, Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1986.
- Also "Of Famous Memory," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1951; "The Hospital," Studio One, CBS, 1952; "The Peaceful Warrior," Kraft Television Theatre,NBC, 1952; "The Office Dance," "Career," "A Child Is Born," and "The Old Maid," all Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1954; "The Renaissance," Omnibus, CBS,1955; "The Trial of Captain Kidd," Omnibus, CBS, 1957; "Mayerling," Producer's Showcase, NBC, 1957; "Rudy," Studio One, CBS, 1957; "Material Witness," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1958; "The Sleeping Beauty," Shirley Temple's Story Book, ABC, 1958; "The Miracle at Spring Hill," Armstrong Circle Theatre,CBS, 1958; "Free Weekend" and "The Hidden Image," both Playhouse 90, CBS, 1959; "The Long Echo," The Law and Mr. Jones, ABC, 1960; "The Attack," The Defenders, CBS, 1960; "What's a Nice Girl Like You ...?," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1968; TheDuPont Show of the Week, NBC; Philco Television Playhouse, NBC; Naked City,ABC; Southern Baptist Hour, NBC; Directions '66, ABC.
- Mrs. Stanch, Willa, CBS, 1979.
- Ruth Nicoff, Some Kind of Miracle, CBS, 1979.
- Mrs. Demerjian, Once upon a Family, CBS, 1980.
- Dr. Martha Trenton, Killjoy, CBS, 1981.
- Lucilla Drake, Agatha Christie's "Sparkling Cyanide," CBS, 1983.
- Also The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980.
- Sister Michael, The Bells of Saint Mary's, CBS, 1959.
- Ana, Don Juan in Hell, NET, 1965.
- Vassilissa, The Lower Depths, NET, 1966.
- Elizabeth the Queen, Dark Lady of the Sonnets, NET, 1966.
- Nora Melody, "A Touch of the Poet," Great Performances, PBS, 1974.
- Mother, After the Fall, NBC, 1974.
- Auntie, "Valley Forge," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1975.
- Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?, NBC, 1983.
- Also appeared in The Catered Affair, 1954; The Indestructable Mr.
- Gore, 1959; as Angustias, The House of Bernarda Alba, 1960; A Piece of Blue Sky, 1960; and The Statesman, 1966.