Marcia Rodd

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Marcia Rodd
Born (1940-07-08) July 8, 1940 (age 76)
Lyons, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962-present

Marcia Rodd (born July 8, 1940) is an American actress.

Rodd was born in Lyons, Kansas, the daughter of Rosetta (née Thran) and Charles C. Rodd.[1] She studied drama at Northwestern University.

In the 1950s, she moved to New York City and performed on stage. Rodd spent the 1960s appearing on Broadway in such plays as Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. In 1971, she appeared in the drama film T.R. Baskin with Candice Bergen and the black comedy Little Murders opposite Elliott Gould. Her other film credits included roles in Handle with Care (1977) and Last Embrace (1979).

During the 1970s, she appeared in several made-for-television productions, and continued making appearances on television shows through the next three decades. One of these appearances was as Carol Traynor, the role later played by actress Adrienne Barbeau in an episode of All in the Family which was the pilot for the subsequent series, Maude. (She had also played another character on a previous All in the Family episode, "Mike's Mysterious Son", earlier that same season.)

She also made an appearance on the series M*A*S*H as Captain Lorraine Anderson, a nurse who was a former classmate of Major Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit). Anderson accompanied Roy Dupree (George Lindsey) during a staff switch, in which she reestablished ties with Margaret and became friends with Major Charles Emerson Winchester III. She also had a reaccuring roll as E.J. Riverside, Stanley Riverside's wife on Trapper John, M.D.

Her most recent roles were in a 2003 episode of the television series Without a Trace and the 2012 short film Parallax.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1971 Little Murders Patsy Newquist
1971 T.R. Baskin Dayle Wigoda
1979 Last Embrace Adrian
1994 Scout, TheThe Scout Mrs. Lacy
1997 Mulligans! Madge Short
1998 Scottish Tale, TheThe Scottish Tale Sarah
2000 Wanted Mama Scrico
2012 Parallax Cassandra Short
2015 Shining Seas Maria Short
2015 Broken: A Musical Judge
2016 Road to the Wall Barb


Year Title Role Notes
1971 New Dick Van Dyke Show, TheThe New Dick Van Dyke Show Linda "Linda, Linda, Linda"
1972 Young Dr. Kildare Dr. Nicole Keefe "Chemistry of Anger"
1972 Medical Center Connie "The Torn Man"
1972 All in the Family Marilyn Sanders / Carol Traynor "Mike's Mysterious Son", "Maude"
1975 Medical Center Phyllis "The Captives"
1975 Barnaby Jones Nurse Marion Hollister "Fatal Witness"
1976 Dumplings, TheThe Dumplings Stephanie Regular role
1976 Good Heavens Joanne "Coffee, Tea, or Gloria"
1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Eve TV film
1977 Phyllis Joanne Valenti "Dan's Ex"
1977 All's Fair Vanessa Farr "The Dick and Vanessa Show"
1977 Maude Leslie Perkins "Walter's Temptation"
1978 M*A*S*H Nurse Lorraine Anderson "Temporary Duty"
1979 13 Queens Boulevard Elaine Dowling Main role
1979 ABC Afterschool Special Barbara McKain "A Movie Star's Daughter"
1979 Quincy, M.E. Eleanor Janssen "Sweet Land of Liberty"
1979 Lou Grant Nancy Rhoden "Samaritan"
1980 Archie Bunker's Place Allison Flanders "Home Again"
1980 Insight Pat McGinn / Kay Durban "Unfinished Business", "God in the Dock"
1980-86 Trapper John, M.D. E.J. Riverside Recurring role
1981 Flamingo Road Alice Kovacs Recurring role
1981 Maggie Miss Turley "The School Conference"
1981 Bret Maverick Capt. Estelle Slater "The Yellow Rose"
1982 Laverne & Shirley Hillary "The Playboy Show"
1982 Lou Grant Vivian Hamlin "Cameras"
1983 American Playhouse Mary Goodwin "Keeping On"
1984 Night Court Nora Bowers Sedgwick "Hi Honey, I'm Home"
1984 Four Seasons, TheThe Four Seasons Claudia Zimmer 13
1984 Gimme a Break! Off. Dwyer "Carl's Delicate Moment"
1985 Highway to Heaven Ann Haynes "The Right Thing"
1985 Too Close for Comfort Margaret Sinclair "Off and Running"
1985 Between the Darkness and the Dawn Lilly TV film
1987 Buck James Sara Taylor "A Question of Loyalty"
1986 Murder, She Wrote Betty Fiddler "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
1987-89 21 Jump Street Margaret Hanson "After School Special", "Christmas in Saigon", "Loc'd Out: Part 2"
1988 Murder, She Wrote Madeline DeHaven "Harbinger of Death"
1990 Hunter Miss Doyle "Oh, the Shark Bites!"
1994 Renegade Judge Joan Stephens "Once Burned, Twice Chey"
1995 Home Improvement Barbara Burton "Doctor in the House"
1996 Sisters Jane Wilcott Sumner "Housecleaning"
2000 Family Law Susan Lumberg "Telling Lies"
2001-02 Family Law Judge Paula Scott "Recovery", "Celano v. Foster"
2003 Without a Trace Sandra Pappish "Moving On"
2012 Treelore Theatre Granny Gilly "Memory Lane Diner"
2013-14 Broken at Love Grandma Lulu "Post-Match Analysis", "Sudden Death"
2014 Hellman v. McCarthy Mary McCarthy TV film
2017 Open House Janice TV series, post-production


  1. ^ Marcia Rodd Biography (1940-)
  2. ^ "Parallax (2012)". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 

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