Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald (August 21, 1895 a__ January 14, 1978), also known or credited as Blossom Rock, Blossom MacDonald or Marie Blake, was an American actress of stage and television. She was also elder sister to actress/singer Jeanette MacDonald. Born in Philadelphia, as a youth she performed on the vaudeville stage with her younger sister, Jeanette, and later with her husband, Clarence Rock (died 1960). She and Rock married in 1926; they had no children. She later performed in films, most notably as the hospital switchboard operator in the 'Dr. Kildare' movies; in television; and on Broadway. She is best-known (if not by name) for playing 'Grandmama' on The Addams Family. Many times actors are asked to change their name whether they want to or not.
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