Marjorie Lord, TV star on ‘Make Room for Daddy,’ Dead at 97


By Thom Geier,   December 12, 2015 @ 6:14 am

.Marjorie Lord

The actress-turned-L.A. philanthropist was also mother of Oscar-nominated “Fatal Attraction” star Anne Archer

Marjorie Lord, the actress best known for playing Danny Thomas’ sitcom wife on 11 seasons of “Make Room for Daddy,” has died at age 97.

Lord, who became a philanthropist in L.A. after leaving acting and co-founded the Scripter Award, was found in her Beverly Hills home on November 28, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Lord was the widow of longtime Union Bank of California chairman Harry Volk, who helped establish L.A.’s Music Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She was also mother of Oscar-nominated “Fatal Attraction” star Anne Archer, her daughter from her marriage to her first husband, actor John Archer. She also had a son, Gregg Archer.




  1. Her daughter Anne Archer is a Scientologist. Not as famous for it as Cruise and Travolta but certainly on the second tier of celebrities-for-L. Ron Hubbard. Wonder if Marjorie Lord and John Archer got her into it? The late LRH entranced a lot of movers and shakers with his pre-Scientology movement called Dianetics back in the 1950s, the heyday of Make Room For Daddy.


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