|Born||Ilene Susan Graff
February 28, 1949
Queens, New York, United States
|Spouse||Ben Lanzarone (1978–present) 1 child|
|Children||Nikka Graff Lanzarone|
Ilene Susan Graff (born February 28, 1949) is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Marsha Owens in the sitcom Mr. Belvedere. She acted in this role from 1985 until 1990.
Graff was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were both involved in music. She began her professional career as a teenager when she performed as a singer and commercial actress. She was taught at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1970.
She has acted on Broadway, including in the plays Promises, Promises, Grease, Truckload, and I Love My Wife. Her work in television includes Barnaby Jones, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Three's Company, Lewis & Clark, and St. Elsewhere.
Filmography[change | change source]
- Hart of Dixie (Hart of Dixie) (2011-2013)
- The Things We Carry (The Things We Carry) (2009)
- Ma-i pa-deo (Ma-i pa-deo) (2007)
- Loving Annabelle (Loving Annabelle) (2006)
- Mister Belvedere (Mister Belvedere) (1985-1990)
- American Playhouse (American Playhouse) (1987)
- Earthlings(Earthlings) (1984)
- 13 Thirteenth Avenue (13 Thirteenth Avenue) (1983)
- Lewis & Clark (Lewis & Clark) (1982)
- Mork y Mindy (Mork y Mindy) (1982)
- Laverne y Shirley (Laverne y Shirley) (1980)
- Angie (Angie) (1980)
- Supertren (Supertren) (1979)
- Barnaby Jones (Barnaby Jones) (1979)
Personal life[change | change source]
Graff  married songwriter Ben Lanzarone. Married since 1978, the couple has a daughter Nikka Graff Lanzarone. Ilene is the older sister of Tony Award-nominated actor Todd Graff. Her cousin is actress Randy Graff.
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