Marian Mercer (Performer) | Playbill

Marian Mercer


Ms. Mercer won her Tony for a character who appeared in only two scenes. But Marge MacDougall, the comically soused floozy that hero C.C. Baxter picks up in a bar, proved to be a gem of a cameo role for the tall, blonde and brassy actress, equipped as it was with some of bookwriter Neil Simon's best jokes, and one of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's zippiest numbers, "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing." Clive Barnes, writing in the New York Times, called her "a tiny-voiced hustler with a heart as big as a saloon." Ms. Mercer also won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for her work.

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  • Born: Nov 26, 1935 in Akron, Ohio
  • Death: Apr 27, 2011 in Newbury Park, CA

Roles (20)

Bosoms and Neglect Playbill - May 1979 Bosoms and Neglect
Opened May 03, 1979
  • as Deirdre (Original)
Stop the World - I Want to Get Off Playbill - August 1978 Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
Opened August 03, 1978
  • as Anya (Original)
  • as Evie (Original)
  • as Ilse (Original)
  • as Lorene (Original)
Hay Fever Playbill - Nov 1970 Hay Fever
Opened November 09, 1970
  • as Myra Arundel (Original)
A Place for Polly Playbill - April 1970 A Place for Polly
Opened April 18, 1970
  • as Polly (Original)
A Place for Polly Playbill - April 1970
Promises, Promises Playbill - March 1969 Promises, Promises
Opened December 01, 1968
  • as Marge MacDougall (Original)
New Faces of 1962 Playbill - Jan 1962 New Faces of 1962
Opened February 01, 1962
  • as Bettina (Original)
  • as Folk (Original)
  • as Girl (Original)
  • as Happiness Girl (Original)
  • as Mother (Original)
  • as Mrs. Thurman (Original)
  • as Passenger (Original)
  • as Woman (Original)
  • as Yasmin (Original)
New Faces of 1962 Playbill - Jan 1962
Greenwillow Playbill - May 1960 Greenwillow
Opened March 08, 1960
  • as Singing Ensemble (Original)
  • as Emma (Understudy - Original)
  • as Maidy (Understudy - Original)


Drama Desk Award
1969 Outstanding Performance Winner
Theatre World Awards
1969 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Winner

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