December 14, 1924
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jack Weston (1950–19??; divorced)|
Marge Redmond (December 14, 1924) is an American actress and singer.
Marge Redmond (also known in her personal life as Margery or Marjory) was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the first wife of actor Jack Weston, with whom she developed her acting craft at the Cleveland Play House after they married in 1950. Their Hollywood years began in 1958 when they abruptly quit their parts in the hit Broadway musical, Bells Are Ringing, and left for Los Angeles "in a vintage Volkswagen", fully expecting to have to return to New York. They stayed in Los Angeles together for 18 years as both attained unexpected television success. The couple later divorced; Redmond never remarried.
Redmond is probably best-remembered for her role as Sister Jacqueline in the situation comedy The Flying Nun starring Sally Field, which aired on ABC from 1967 to 1970. She was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her Sister Jacqueline role during the 1967-68 season but lost to Marion Lorne, who won posthumously for her role as "Aunt Clara" on Bewitched.
She made guest appearances on television programs ranging from Ben Casey in 1962 through Law & Order in 1997. She made a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1965 as Henrietta Hull in "The Case of the Mischievous Doll." Other credits include a recurring role in Matlock, two appearances (as different characters) on The Munsters, and single-episode appearances on The Donna Reed Show, The Rockford Files, Murphy Brown, Mama's Family and many others.
Redmond's film roles have included a small part in 1961's Sanctuary (from William Faulkner's novel, and a remake of the better-remembered The Story of Temple Drake), an appearance (playing Sister Liguori, prefiguring her Flying Nun role) in The Trouble with Angels, and a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot, which starred Karen Black and Bruce Dern. Her last feature film role was 1993's Manhattan Murder Mystery, directed by Woody Allen.
Redmond's theatrical experience ranges from appearing with Nancy Walker in the 1955 revue, Phoenix '55, to understudying Angela Lansbury in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Coincidentally, she parodied Lansbury's Jessica Fletcher character on an episode of Hunter, a police drama, entitled "Murder, He Wrote".
She also played a supporting role in the 1981 Broadway production of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser, which starred Tom Courtenay. In 1999, Redmond appeared Off-Broadway in playwright Joan Vail Thorne's comedy The Exact Center of the Universe. The Village Voice noted Redmond's presence among the "old pros" in the cast, calling Redmond's performance "solid and funny".
- Birthname per 1930 United States census information at Ancestry.com website
- Jack Weston obituary in the New York Times
- Mrs. Sarah Tucker on TV Acres: Advertising Mascots, tvacres.com; retrieved February 22, 2014.
- Russo, Francine, "Dirty Pictures: The Censor: porn again; The Exact Center of the Universe", The Village Voice, April 14–20, 1999. Retrieved November 29, 2006