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Marjorie Lord dies at 97; 'Make Room for Daddy' star supported L.A. cultural causes

Marjorie Lord dies at 97; 'Make Room for Daddy' star supported L.A. cultural causes

It wasn't easy for Marjorie Lord to leave acting after four decades. But there was grace to consider.

And given the alternatives, "I would rather retire graciously," she told the Los Angeles Times in 1989.

Graciously was how she did most things, said her grandson Tommy Davis, a Los Angeles private equity executive. "She was possibly the most elegant, gracious and ladylike woman I ever met — like at an iconic level, you know?"

After acting, she seamlessly remade herself into a Los Angeles philanthropist and co-founder of the Scripter Award.

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Marjorie Lord obituary: In the Dec. 12...

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