Birth Name: Nancy Marchand
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA
Death Place: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Marchand made an impression in TV with her first role, as Jo March in "Little Women" (CBS, 1950) and also as Clara, the object of affection of Rod Steiger, in Paddy Chayefsky's drama "Marty" (NBC, 1953). She appeared in many TV productions throughout the so-called "Golden Age of Television" in the 1950s. In the 60s and early 70s, Marchand appeared on several daytime dramas including "Another World" and "Search for Tomorrow". She made her primetime series debut as the matriarch of a Boston Brahmin family in the short-lived 1975 CBS drama "Beacon Hill". Marchand is perhaps best-remembered for her portrayal of Mrs. Margaret Pynchon, the autocratic newspaper publisher, on "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-...
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