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…and we lost Marian Mercer, too.

Marian Mercer with Jerry Orbach

Tony winning actress Marian Mercer died at age 75. Known for playing in a supporting role opposite the late Jerry Orbach in Promises, Promises, she also co-starred with Sammy Davis, Jr., in Stop theWorld I Want to Get Off.

Mercer was a regular on The Dom DeLuise Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, The Sandy Duncan Show, The Andy Williams Show, and the sitcom It’s a Living where she played the humorless restaurant hostess, Nancy Beebe. She also had recurring roles on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, its sequel, Forever Fernwood, St. Elsewhere, and Empty Nest. She made guest appearances on such shows as Love, American Style, Archie Bunker’s Place, Mama’s Family, Benson, The Golden Girls, Murder, She Wrote, Touched by an Angel, and Suddenly Susan, among many others.

She died of Alzheimer’s Disease on April 27, 2011, in Newbury Park, California.