Nancy Marchand was born in 1928 in Buffalo, NY. She was in the original, live Philco Television Playhouse presentation of "Marty" on NBC in 1953. She starred in TV mini-series like "The Adams Chronicles" and "North and South." She walked away with four Emmys® for her role as autocratic newspaper publisher Margaret Pynchon in the classic series, "Lou Grant". She also won multiple awards for her theater work and her movie credits range from "Jefferson In Paris" and "The Bostonians" to "Naked Gun."
Nancy Marchand passed away on June 18, 2000, from complications due to lung cancer and emphysema. She was 71.