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Marian Mercer

Highest Rated:   83% 9 to 5 (1980)
Lowest Rated:   42% John and Mary (1969)
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Marian Mercer and musical comedy have been made for each other ever since she starred in a high school production of Annie Get Your Gun. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she made her professional debut in 1957. A few seasons of summer stock later, she was in New York, working a chorus member, an understudy and a principal in such tuneful productions as Fiorello and Little Mary Sunshine. She was given plenty of room to display her singing and comic versatility in the Broadway revue New Faces of 1962, then spent several years as an ensemble player on such TV variety shows as The Dean Martin Show, The Andy Williams Show and The Dom DeLuise Show. In 1968, she won a Tony award for her portrayal of good-time girl Maggie McDonnell in Promises, Promises; the following year she made her first film appearance in John and Mary. Mercer's 1970s assignments included a season's worth of sketches on the syndicated TVer The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters; the role of neighbor Kay Fox in The Sandy Duncan Show (1972); the part of Myra Bradley in the Shirley Booth sitcom A Touch of Grace (1973); and recurring appearances as politician's wife Wanda Rittenhouse in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) and its spin-off Forever Fernwood (1977). She remained solidly booked throughout the 1980s, as manager Nancy Beebe in TV's Making a Living (1980), as co-op landlady Mrs. Griffin in the 1983 sitcom Foot in the Door and in innumerable stage and cabaret appearances. After spending part of 1991 in the supporting role of Martha in the Norman Lear series Sunday Dinner, Marian Mercer was at last afforded top billing as Grace Bradley in the 1993 comedy weekly Home Free.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Out on a Limb
  • Ann
1992
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Murder in Three Acts'
  • Daisy Eastman
1986
No Score Yet Booker
  • Actor
1983
83% 9 to 5
  • Missy Hart
1980
50% Oh, God! Book II
  • Harriet Manley
1980
No Score Yet Anton Chekhov's The Seagull
  • Actor
1975
42% John and Mary
  • Mags Elliot
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet It's a Living
1980-1989
  • Nancy Beebe
  • 2019
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
  • Joan
  • 2002
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
  • Gladys
  • 2000
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
  • Mrs. Richmond
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Flo
  • 1998
30% Working
1997-1999
  • Mrs. Richards
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • Ursula Dietz Ursula
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Harry and the Hendersons
1991-1993
  • Monica
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Penelope Daniels
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 1990
  • 1986
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • Eve Eve Leighton
  • 1986
  • 1983
No Score Yet Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
1976-1977
  • Wanda Jeeter
  • 1977
  • 1976
14% Home Free
1993
  • Grace Bailey

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