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Mariette Hartley

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Also Known As: Mariette Boyriven Hartley Died:
Born: June 21, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, TV hostess

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Good-humored, intelligent lead, mostly on TV. Hartley's film career started with a leading role in Sam Peckinpah's second film, the elegiac "Ride the High Country" (1962). Other film roles included “Marnie,” “Skyjacked” and “Improper Channels.” The small screen had taken up much in the meantime, offering Hartley roles on the soap opera "Peyton Place" and the sitcom "The Hero", opposite Richard Mulligan. Since the mid-70s, Hartley's career has encompassed a wide range of TV-movies, including a remake of "The African Queen" (1977), "The Halloween That Almost Wasn't" (1979) and the bisexual romance "My Two Loves" (1986). She won an Emmy for a guest role on "The Incredible Hulk" and was six times nominated and brought her sunny, mature charm to hosting duties on "Today" and "The Morning Show". Recent appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy” and a recurring role on “Law & Order: SVU.” Hartley is probably best remembered by many for a wryly amusing series of Polaroid TV commercials in which she appeared opposite James Garner. A role in "Encino Man" (1992) marked one of several returns to the big screen.

Good-humored, intelligent lead, mostly on TV. Hartley's film career started with a leading role in Sam Peckinpah's second film, the elegiac "Ride the High Country" (1962). Other film roles included “Marnie,” “Skyjacked” and “Improper Channels.” The small screen had taken up much in the meantime, offering Hartley roles on the soap opera "Peyton Place" and the sitcom "The Hero", opposite Richard Mulligan. Since the mid-70s, Hartley's career has encompassed a wide range of TV-movies, including a remake of "The African Queen" (1977), "The Halloween That Almost Wasn't" (1979) and the bisexual romance "My Two Loves" (1986). She won an Emmy for a guest role on "The Incredible Hulk" and was six times nominated and brought her sunny, mature charm to hosting duties on "Today" and "The Morning Show". Recent appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy” and a recurring role on “Law & Order: SVU.” Hartley is probably best remembered by many for a wryly amusing series of Polaroid TV commercials in which she appeared opposite James Garner. A role in "Encino Man" (1992) marked one of several returns to the big screen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Novel Romance (2007)
2.
 Kismet (1998)
3.
 Freefall: Flight 174 (1995) Beth Pearson
5.
 Diagnosis of Murder (1992) Kate Hamilton
6.
 House on Sycamore Street, The (1992) Kate Hamilton
7.
 Child of Rage (1992) Dr Rosemary Myers
8.
 Encino Man (1992) Mrs Morgan
9.
 Murder C.O.D. (1990) Sally Kramer
10.
 1969 (1988) Jessie
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Got start in theater at age 10 in production of "Alice in Wonderland"
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Attempted suicide at age 15
1956:
Appeared in "A Winter's Tale" with Shakespeare Festival, Stratford
1962:
Acted in first feature, "Ride the High Country"
1962:
TV debut on series, "Gunsmoke"
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Played the regular role of Claire Morton on the TV soap opera, "Peyton Place"
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Played Ruth Garrett opposite Richard Mulligan on the TV sitcom, "The Hero"
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Became well-known for series of Polaroid commercials as James Garner's wife
1980:
Co-hosted NBC's "Today Show"
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Played Jennifer Barnes on the CBS sitcom, "Goodnight, Beantown"
1987:
Co-hosted CBS's "Morning Show"
1987:
Song performer ("Funny Girl") on TV special, "Broadway Sings: The Music of Julie Styne"
1989:
Returned to stage in "King John" (NYSF Central Park)
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Regular role on TV series, "WIOU"
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Co-starred opposite Elliot Gould in a touring production of "Deathtrap"
1998:
Starred in L.A. production of "The Lion in Winter"
1998:
Had recurring role in the short-lived CBS drama "To Have and To Hold"
2001:
Toured opposite Len Cariou in the award-winning stage play "Copenhagen"
2003:
Appeared as Lorna Scarry on six episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2006:
Appeared in "Novel Romance"
2008:
Landed a small recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy"
2013:
Nabbed a guest spot on CBS's "The Mentalist"
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Education

Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania - 1956 - 1957

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husband:
Patrick Francois Boyriven. Producer. Married August 13, 1976; filed for divorce 1995.
companion:
Lane Smith. Actor. No longer together.

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father:
Paul Hembree Hartley. Account executive. Shot himself in the head when Hartley was 23.
mother:
Mary Ickes Hartley. Sales clerk, manager.
son:
Sean Paul Boyriven.
daughter:
Justine Emilia Boyriven. Born c. 1979.
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"Breaking the Silence"

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