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Also Known As: Marion Lorne Macdougal Died: May 9, 1968
Born: August 12, 1886 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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A wide-eyed character actress with a somewhat plummy voice, Lorne often played amiably befuddled or dotty types, memorably as the killer's ever fussing but completely clueless mother in Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951). After receiving Emmy nominations for her work on the NBC sitcoms "Mr. Peepers" and "Sally", and a stint on Garry Moore's popular variety show, the scene-stealing Lorne went on to create her most beloved and hilarious characterization, that of Aunt Clara on the 1960s TV witch-filled sitcom "Bewitched". Accidentally conjuring up one sitcom mess after another, Lorne would then perform the most side-splittingly funny double takes imaginable in response, and won an Emmy one season for her inspired efforts.

A wide-eyed character actress with a somewhat plummy voice, Lorne often played amiably befuddled or dotty types, memorably as the killer's ever fussing but completely clueless mother in Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951). After receiving Emmy nominations for her work on the NBC sitcoms "Mr. Peepers" and "Sally", and a stint on Garry Moore's popular variety show, the scene-stealing Lorne went on to create her most beloved and hilarious characterization, that of Aunt Clara on the 1960s TV witch-filled sitcom "Bewitched". Accidentally conjuring up one sitcom mess after another, Lorne would then perform the most side-splittingly funny double takes imaginable in response, and won an Emmy one season for her inspired efforts.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Graduate (1967) Miss De Witt
2.
 The Girl Rush (1955) Aunt Clara courtesy of Mr. Peepers TV Co.
3.
 Strangers on a Train (1951) Mrs. Antony
4.
 Harvey (1958) Veta Simmons
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1908:
Starred on Broadway in "The Devil"
1952:
Played Mrs. Gurney on the popular NBC sitcom, "Mr. Peepers"
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Played globetrotting widow Myrtle Banford in the NBC sitcom "Sally", starring Joan Caulfield
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Was a regular on "The Garry Moore Show", a variety program on CBS
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Played the recurring role of Aunt Clara on the first few seasons of the long-running ABC sitcom, "Bewitched"
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