Vale: Marge Redmond

Marge Redmond, best known for The Flying Nun and Matlock, has died.

Marge Redmond, best known for The Flying Nun and Matlock, has died aged 95.

She died on February 10 but her passing was only revealed in the latest magazine by the quarterly SAG-AFTRA union. No other details of her passing were available.

Redmond (pictured left) played the wry Sister Jacqueline on The Flying Nun alongside Sally Field (right) for 80 episodes from 1967-70. She also set up the story for each instalment as the show’s narrator.

In the US she was also the face of the nondairy whipped topping Cool Whip commercials for years.

Her TV credits included Johnny Staccato, The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, My Favorite Martian, The Munsters, The Rockford Files, Hunter, Columbo, Murphy Brown, Married With Children, Law & Order and a recurring role as Ben’s (Andy Griffith) housekeeper Mrs. McCardle on Matlock.

Film credits included Sanctuary, The Disorderly Orderly, Johnny Got His Gun, Hear No Evil, The Trouble With Angels, The Fortune Cookie, Family Plot, and Manhattan Murder Mystery.

There were also stage productions including Neil Simon’s California Suite and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

She also did voice work for two instalments of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise. Random.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Wow, for once I didn’t see this on facebook first. I had no idea Marge was on Matlock too. She was a very cool Sister in The Flying Nun. R.I.P

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