Marj Dusay

Marj Dusay

Highest Rated: 57% Breezy (1973)

Lowest Rated: 50% MacArthur (1977)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1936

Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, USA

Actress Marj Dusay got her start in showbiz in the 1950s, modeling and studying acting in New York City while her then-husband studied medicine. The couple eventually moved to California and she quickly generated modelling work for television commercials. It was not long before she started landing roles on television and in feature films, including parts on the spy parody "Get Smart," the Elvis Presley movie "Clambake," and a memorable part on a third season episode of "Star Trek" (a fan non-favorite), where she stole Spock's brain. Outside of her busy television schedule throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Dusay also appeared in the Clint Eastwood directed film "Breezy," starring William Holden and Kay Lenz. Although at ease with more glamorous roles, she was also comfortable with broader comedic roles as well--she was an original member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Session, which also counted founder Rob Reiner, Larry Bishop, and Richard Dreyfuss, among others, in its ranks. Her comedic side was able to shine on the '80s sitcom favorite "The Facts of Life," where she played the mother of Blair Warner. Dusay's most famous roles, however, are arguably her juicy turn as Alexandra Spaulding on the long-running daytime soap "Guiding Light" and her role on "All My Children" as scheming Vanessa Bennett. While offscreen, Dusay has been a member of the Kansas University Advisory Board for the Theatre Arts and supported Project Angel Food, an AIDS support organization. She lost her son to the disease in 1993. Marj Dusay died on January 28, 2020 at the age of 83.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride & Loyalty Aunt Jeanne (Character) - 2002
63% 40% A Chronicle of Corpses Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 Bucks Oldie (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% The Bitter End Mrs. Moore (Character) $17.6K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Young Woman Named Xiao Yu Rita (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughters of Privilege Trina (Character) - 1991
50% 83% Made in Heaven Mrs. Packert (Character) $4.6M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Companions Mae (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paradise Connection Maggie Donovan (Character) - 1979
50% 60% MacArthur Mrs. Jean MacArthur (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Peyton Place Ellen Considine (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Most Wanted Jean Evers (Character) - 1976
57% 66% Breezy Betty Tobin (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climb an Angry Mountain May Franklin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pendulum Liz Tennant (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 64% Sweet November Carol (Character) - 1968

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1989
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Strangers Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Monica Warner (Guest Star) 1987 1985 1983 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bret Maverick Unknown (Character) 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Cheryl Fitz (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Diana (Guest Star) 1974 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mrs. Farrell (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Madelyn (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Doris Sanders (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Guest Star (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968
80% 89% Star Trek Kara (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

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