Ilene Graff

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Ilene Graff
Ilene Graff at The Hollywood Museum.jpg
Born Ilene Susan Graff
(1949-02-28) February 28, 1949 (age 69)
Queens, New York, United States
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Ben Lanzarone (1978–present) 1 child
Children Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Ilene Susan Graff [1][2][3][4][5][6](born February 28, 1949) is an American actress and singer.[7] 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.

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Graff [8] 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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