September 11, 1924|
New York City
|Died||July 20, 2003
New York City
William Saroyan (1943–49, 1951–52)Walter Matthau (1959–2000; his death)
Carol Grace (September 11, 1924 – July 20, 2003) was an American actress and author. She is usually referred to as Carol Marcus Saroyan or Carol Matthau.
Carol Grace was born in New York City's Lower East Side; her mother, who was sixteen when she gave birth, was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. Carol never knew her biological father. According to the Matthau family website he was British actor Leslie Howard, most famous for his performance in Gone With the Wind. Carol was placed in foster care until the age of eight when her mother married Charles Marcus, the wealthy head of the Bendix Corporation. Carol would take his last name as her own.
She was twice married to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Saroyan over an eight-year period. The couple had two children: Aram Saroyan, an internationally known writer, and the late actress Lucy Saroyan, who died in 2003.
She was also married to actor Walter Matthau, from August 21, 1959 until his death on July 1, 2000; they had one son, Charles Matthau. She had a wide social circle and was known for her wit and good company.
Carol Saroyan Matthau died of a cerebral aneurysm on July 20, 2003, aged 78.
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