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Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1918
DiedNovember 28, 2015, Beverly Hills, California, United States
SpouseHarry Volk, Randolph Hale, John Archer
FactWas up for a leading role as the tragic wannabe actress in the Katharine Hepburn/Ginger Rogers movie Stage Door (1937). She lost the part to Andrea Leeds, who won an Oscar nomination for her work. Marjorie also lost the Laraine Day's nurse part in the "Doctor Kildare" film series.

Marjorie Lord (born July 26, 1918) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Katherine Romano on the television series Make Room for Daddy (1953–1964).

Lord was born in Santa Rosa, California, the daughter of Mabel (née Albertson) and William Robert Lord. She had two brothers, Robert and William. She attended high school in San Francisco.

Lord began her career as a model before moving to New York City to pursue acting. She made her Broadway debut in the play The Voice of the Turtle in 1941. She appeared in several other Broadway plays before moving to Hollywood in the late 1940s.

Lord’s film credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), The Red Menace (1949), and The Jackpot (1950). She also appeared in the television series Make Room for Daddy (1953–1964), in which she played the role of Katherine Romano, the daughter of Danny Thomas’s character.

Lord was married to actor John Archer from 1941 to 1949. They had one child together, a son named Christopher. Lord was married to actor William Reynolds from 1951 to 1957. They had two children together, a son named William and a daughter named Laura.

Lord has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

As of 2020, Lord’s net worth is $5 million.

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Full NameMarjorie Lord
Date Of BirthJuly 26, 1918
DiedNovember 28, 2015, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States


SpouseHarry Volk, Randolph Hale, John Archer
ChildrenAnne Archer, Gregg Bowman
ParentsGeorge Charles Wollenberg, Lillian Rosalie Edgar


MoviesSherlock Holmes in Washington, Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack, Masked Raiders, Johnny Come Lately, Forty Naughty Girls, On Again-Off Again, Escape from Hong Kong, High Flyers, Shantytown, The Pirate, Mexican Manhunt, Rebel City, Riding High, The Argyle Secrets, The Lo...
TV ShowsThe Danny Thomas Show, Make Room for Granddaddy, Sweet Surrender, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack

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1Acting helped me overcome the terrible shyness I had when I was young. It also kept me from confronting the real me, a person I suspected was not very likable. But I know her now and she's quite a nice lady. I think I just outgrew the need for that sort of approval.


1Her paternal grandparents were German, and her mother was of Czech and German descent.
2B-movie actress best known as the second wife of Danny Thomas on the popular comedy Make Room for Daddy (1953).
3Grandmother of Tommy Davis.
4Mother-in-law of Terry Jastrow.
5In July 2006, she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina along with Russ Tamblyn, Coleen Gray, Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Mark Goddard, Ronnie Schell, Steve Kanaly, Tom Reese and Cheryl Rogers.
6Discovered as a teen by husband-and-wife actors Clyde Fillmore and Lea Penman while Marjorie was a student at a school where they were teaching acting.
7Ex-husband John Archer's last name was really Ralph Bowman. Shortly after their first child was born, he legally changed it to John Archer. Therefore, their son was born Gregg Bowman and their daughter was born Anne Archer.
8Marjorie took the last name of her grandmother for her stage name.
9A magazine pin-up girl during WWII, she actively worked on war bond tours.
10Was up for a leading role as the tragic wannabe actress in the Katharine Hepburn/Ginger Rogers movie Stage Door (1937). She lost the part to Andrea Leeds, who won an Oscar nomination for her work. Marjorie also lost the Laraine Day's nurse part in the "Doctor Kildare" film series.




Side by Side1988TV Movie
Sweet Surrender1987TV SeriesJoyce Holden
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesMartha Rogers
The Pirate1978TV MovieMrs. Mason
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesBeth Shane
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TV SeriesClara Jordan
The Missing Are Deadly1975TV MovieMrs. Robertson
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972TV SeriesJudge
Make Room for Granddaddy1970-1971TV SeriesKathy Williams
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesEdith Walker (segment "Love and the Single Couple")
The Danny Thomas Hour1967TV SeriesKathy Williams
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!1966Mrs. Martha Meade
Danny Thomas Reunion Special1965TV MovieKathy Williams
Special for Women: The Menace of Age1964TV MovieAnn Wells
The Joey Bishop Show1961TV SeriesMrs. Kathy 'Clancey' Williams
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1958TV SeriesKathy Williams
Wagon Train1957TV SeriesMary Palmer
Zane Grey Theater1957TV SeriesAmy Marr
Wire Service1956TV SeriesPhyllis Holley
TV Reader's Digest1956TV SeriesGerrie Kent
The Loretta Young Show1955TV SeriesMiss Cook
The Star and the Story1955TV SeriesJoan
The Lone Ranger1950-1955TV SeriesClare Lee / Kitty McQueen
Cavalcade of America1954-1955TV SeriesLee Powell Coleman / Mrs. Field
Climax!1954TV Series
Port of Hell1954Kay Walker
The Ford Television Theatre1952-1954TV SeriesLiz Brokaw / Miriam Taylor / Gwen Ross
The Lone Wolf1954TV SeriesLori Race
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson1954TV Series
Fireside Theatre1950-1954TV SeriesCatherine / Gwen / Sue Brown / ...
Hopalong Cassidy1954TV SeriesAdele Keller
Schlitz Playhouse1953-1954TV Series
General Electric Theater1954TV SeriesMillie
Four Star Playhouse1954TV SeriesBessie
Big Town1954TV SeriesMarie
McCoy of Abilene1953TV MovieSarah McCoy
Mexican Manhunt1953Sheila Barton
Down Laredo Way1953Valerie
Rebel City1953Jane Dudley
Chevron Theatre1953TV Series
Hollywood Opening Night1953TV Series
Ramar of the Jungle1953TV SeriesLydia Webley
China Smith1952TV SeriesRuth Colton
The Valparaiso Story1951
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951TV SeriesAlice Kincade
Racket Squad1951TV Series
Stop That Cab1951Mary Thomas
The Magnavox Theatre1950TV SeriesQueen Anne
Chain Gang1950Rita McKelvey
The Lost Volcano1950Ruth Gordon
Riding High1950Mary Winslow
Masked Raiders1949Gale Trevett aka Diablo Kid
Air Hostess1949Jennifer White
Your Show Time1949TV Series
The Strange Mrs. Crane1948Gina Crane, alias of Jenny Hadley
The Argyle Secrets1948Marla
New Orleans1947Grace Voiselle
Public Prosecutor1947TV SeriesEve Aldridge
Johnny Come Lately1943Jane
Shantytown1943Virginia Allen
Sherlock Holmes in Washington1943Nancy Partridge
Flesh and Fantasy1943Justine (uncredited)
Hi, Buddy1943Mary Parker
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack1943Janet Thompson
Moonlight in Havana1942Patsy Clark
Timber!1942Yvette Lacour
Escape from Hong Kong1942Valarie Hale
About Face1942ShortBetty Marlowe
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair1939Babs
Girls' School1938Nan (uncredited)
High Flyers1937Arlene Arlington
Hideaway1937Joan Peterson
Forty Naughty Girls1937June Preston
On Again-Off Again1937Florence Cole
Border Cafe1937Janet Barry


Make Room for Daddy1957-1961TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Forty Naughty Girls1937performer: "Forty Naughty Girls" 1937 - uncredited


CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
The 5th Annual Legacy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHerself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Password All-Stars1962-1964TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1963TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV SeriesHerself
Be What You Want1953TV MovieHerself - Assistant

Archive Footage

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Pioneers of Television2008-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryKathy Williams - Make Room for Daddy Herself Kathy Williams
The World of Tomorrow1984DocumentaryBabs Middleton (uncredited)
Frontier Justice1958TV SeriesAmy Marr
Thunder Over Sangoland1955


Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6317 Hollywood Blvd.

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