Marj Dusay Bio – Wiki
Marj Dusay was born on February 20, 1936 in Russell, KS. Marj Dusay was an American actress known for her roles on American soap operas. She was especially known for her role as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light, a role she played on and off, from 1993 through the show’s 2009 cancellation, as well as playing the wife of Douglas MacArthur in the 1977 movie MacArthur.
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Marj Dusay Age
She was 83 years old.
Marj Dusay Family and Career
In 1955, she married a doctor, John Dusay; they divorced in 1962. They had a son and a daughter, Debra, who is an actress. In 1967, she married Thomas Perine, who died in 1988.
Beginning in 1984, Dusay sponsored the Marj Dusay Celebrity Golf Tournament in Russell, Kansas. The event was designated as a fundraiser for the Kansas Child Abuse Prevention Centers and for establishing a statewide hotline.
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In 1967, Dusay was a member of the Session, an improvisational comedy group in Los Angeles. Her dramatic debut occurred December 21, 1967, in an episode of television’s Cimarron Strip. She appeared in the film Sweet November (1968).
Dusay started her career with a small role as a waitress alongside Elvis Presley in the film Clambake in 1967. In 1968, Dusay played a special agent in the TV series Hawaii Five-O in an episode titled “Twenty-Four Karat Kill”, as well as appearing three times as seductive temptresses on Hogan’s Heroes. Also in 1968-1969 she played Gloria in the CBS comedy Blondie.
She made numerous guest appearances on popular television shows in the late 1960s and 1970s. She played alien Kara in “Spock’s Brain”, the first third-season episode of Star Trek. Dusay is a popular guest at Star Trek fan conventions, often appearing with personal friend and fellow Star Trek actor Michael Dante.
She appeared on Daniel Boone in its 1969 episode “Benvenuto… Who?” as a beautiful French diamond thief named Eugenie. She starred as Jean MacArthur in the 1977 film MacArthur, and guest-starred as Blair Warner’s mother, Monica Warner, on The Facts of Life.
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Cause of Death
Veteran soap opera actress Marj Dusay has died at the age of 83. Dusay, who died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, was known for her roles on Guiding Light, Santa Barbara, All My Children, and Days of Our Lives. The actress’ death was confirmed by her stepdaughter Elizabeth Perine on Facebook.
“I’m so very sad to have to tell you that my stepmother Marj passed away peacefully yesterday morning in her sleep,” Perine wrote. “She was quite a woman and had quite a grand life. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.”
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