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Marion Lorne (1883–1968)


Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name. Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list 1885 and 1888), she grew up in her native ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Graduate
The Graduate Miss DeWitte
(1967)
Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train Mrs. Antony
(1951)
Mister Peepers
Mister Peepers Mrs. Gurney
(1952-1953)
Bewitched
Bewitched Aunt Clara
(1964-1968)

Filmography

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 1967 The Graduate
Miss DeWitte
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- The Way Up to Heaven (1958) ... Mrs. Foster
 1957-1958 Sally (TV Series)
Myrtle Banford / Myrtle Bandord
- Dear Myrtle (1958) ... Myrtle Banford
- Sally, the Love Doctor (1958) ... Myrtle Banford
- Episode #1.24 (1958) ... Myrtle Banford
- Sally, the Cosmetician (1958) ... Myrtle Banford
- Episode #1.22 (1958) ... Myrtle Banford
 1955 The Girl Rush
Aunt Clara
 1931 Success (Short)
Molly's Mother (uncredited)
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 1967 Bewitched (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Trial and Error of Aunt Clara (1967) ... (performer: "When the Saints Come Marching In")
 1958 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1958) ... (performer: "The Big Apple", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "Heigh-Ho", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" - uncredited)
 1953 Mister Peepers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aunt Lil (1953) ... (performer: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
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 1964 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #3.228 (1964) ... Herself - Guest
- Episode #3.220 (1964) ... Herself - Guest
 1958-1964 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #6.34 (1964) ... Herself
- Episode #5.21 (1963) ... Herself
- Episode #5.13 (1962) ... Herself
- Episode #5.7 (1962) ... Herself
- Episode #4.9 (1961) ... Herself
 1959 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself - Guest
- Episode dated 25 November 1959 (1959) ... Herself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 23 September 1959 (1959) ... Herself - Guest
 1955 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #8.1 (1955) ... Herself
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself
- The Girl Rush Show (1955) ... Herself
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 2005 Bewitched: The Magic Unveiled (Video short)
Aunt Clara
 1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
Aunt Clara

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Other Works:

She acted in Walter C. Hackett's play, "Espionage," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Frank Cellier, Edwin Styles, Jeanne Stuart, J.H. Roberts, Cyril Smith, Eric Maturin, Ronda Keane, and Elvira Henderson in the cast. See more »
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Trivia:

Marion owned a collection of antique doorknobs, a fetish that was incorporated into her quirky Aunt Clara character on Bewitched (1964). The props department often used some of her pieces on the show. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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