Marianne McAndrew

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Marianne McAndrew
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Marianne McAndrew with Michael Crawford (left) in the trailer for the film Hello, Dolly!
Born (1942-11-11) November 11, 1942 (age 72)
Cleveland, Ohio
Spouse(s) Stewart Moss

Marianne McAndrew (born November 11, 1942) is an actress known for her role as Irene Molloy in the film Hello, Dolly![1]

Personal life[edit]

McAndrew married actor Stewart Moss in 1970. Four years after they got married, they starred together in The Bat People. McAndrew has two brothers.[2]

Career[edit]

Hello, Dolly! was Marianne McAndrew's first credited film role. Despite the casting of film legend Barbra Streisand in the lead over Broadway star Carol Channing, the role of Irene Molloy was given considerably more attention in the film than in earlier Broadway productions.[2] Hello, Dolly! earned McAndrew two Golden Globe nominations in 1969; Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the since discontinued Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress, as well as generally good reviews.[1] The critical praise, along with the fact that she had landed a fourth billed role in a major movie musical with a big star in the lead as her first credited film role, led some to predict a bright film career for McAndrew.

She landed a starring (second billed) role in her next film (The Seven Minutes). By 1971, she had made appearances in popular TV shows including Hawaii 5-0, Mannix, and Love, American Style.[3]

One notable later film role was her co-starring role in The Bat People, with her husband Stewart Moss. The film was widely panned, but is still somewhat known today as a "bad film".[4] The Bat People was also her last film released in theaters; she has only worked in television since its release. Her only other later role of particular note is her role of Doris Williams in Growing Up Brady, a TV film about the popular show. McAndrew, along with everything else related to the film Hello, Dolly! experienced something of a resurgence in notoriety with the release of WALL-E, which featured clips from the film, including a duet with McAndrew's character (although McAndrew did not do her own singing in the film, which some news outlets claimed in articles about WALL-E).[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film Year Role Notes
Hello, Dolly! 1969 Irene Molloy Musical starring Barbra Streisand, directed by Gene Kelly.
The Seven Minutes 1971 Maggie Russell Based on the Irving Wallace novel.
Chandler 1971 Angel Carter A crime film starring Warren Oates and Leslie Caron.
The Bat People 1974 Cathy Beck McAndrew co-starred with her husband in this film.
Growing Up Brady 2000 Doris Williams TV movie based on The Brady Bunch.
WALL-E 2008 Irene Molloy Appeared only in footage from Hello, Dolly!.

Recognition[edit]

Awards & nominations[edit]

Hello, Dolly! earned McAndrew two Golden Globe nominations in 1969; Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the since discontinued Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Scott, Vernon (January 21, 1970). "Lovely Star Upstages Streisand". Deseret News (Google News Archive). Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Alpert, Don (August 25, 1968). "Hello, Doly's Marianne". Toledo Blade (Google News Archive). 
  3. ^ "Actress Changes Her Image With Appearance in Nude Scene". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). 1971-01-28. Retrieved 2010-07-02. "...the brunette beauty shed all her clothes in a new movie, 'The Seven Minutes'" 
  4. ^ Burchall, Greg (August 1, 2009). "Playing the world’s worst films for laughs". Brisbane Times (brisbanetimes.com.au). Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Arnold, Gary (December 20, 2009). "Wall•E a fan of 'Hello, Dolly!'". Washington Times (washingtontimes.com). Retrieved 4 July 2010. 

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