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Born: April 6, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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First performed onstage while still a child; appeared in musical productions for Chicago's Center Stage Group
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Originated supporting role of Marty in the musical "Grease" at the University of Chicago's Community Theatre
1971:
Turned down opportunity to recreate role of Marty in the NYC production of "Grease"
1972:
Left the University of Chicago after three years to travel with the national company of "Grease"; stayed with the company for a year; first met Jeff Conaway (who had lead role of Danny Zuko) and John Travolta
1974:
Made Broadway debut in the musical "Over Here!" starring Ann Reinking, and Patty and Maxine Andrews; supporting cast also included Treat Williams and Travolta
1976:
Performed in a Broadway revival of the musical "Pal Joey"
1977:
Earliest TV roles included a part as Janet, a college student, on the CBS sitcom pilot "Off Campus"
1977:
Made feature film debut in a small role of a stripper in "Between the Lines"
1978:
Played Elaine Nardo on the popular ABC sitcom (with NBC for its last season) "Taxi"
1979:
First worked with Burt Reynolds on the NBC variety special "The Celebrity Football Classic"; he was the "color commentator" and she was the "celebrity interviewer"
1981:
Acted in her first TV-movie "Dream House"
1982:
Returned to films after four years to play first leading role in a feature in Wim Wenders's "Hammett"
1983:
First acted with Burt Reynolds in the feature "The Man Who Loved Women"
1985:
Received a CableACE Award nomination for her role in "Grown Ups," a "Broadway on Showtime" production
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Appeared in the Broadway production of "Social Security,, directed by Mike Nichols
1988:
Returned to the theater in a production of "Carnal Knowledge" staged at the Pasadena Playhouse; co-starred with Gregory Harrison, Valerie Mahaffy and David Marshall Grant
1990:
Appeared in first feature film in five years, "Chains of Gold"
1990:
Co-starred as Ava Evans Newton opposite Burt Reynolds on the popular CBS sitcom "Evening Shade"
1994:
Hosted syndicated daytime talk show "Marilu"
1997:
Returned to Broadway replacing Ann Reinking in the role of Roxie Hart in the revival of "Chicago"
2000:
Headlined the national tour of the revival of "Annie Get Your Gun"

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