Marguerite 'Maggie' McNamara (June 18, 1928-- February 18, 1978) was an American stage, film, and television actress. Born in New York City, McNamara was one of four children born to Irish American parents. Her mother was born in England to Irish parents. She attended Textile High School in New York and worked as a teen model while studying drama and dance. McNamara became one of the most successful models of John Robert Powers' modeling agency, and she commented on her modeling days: In 1951, she began her acting career when she took over Barbara Bel Geddes' role as Patty O'Neill in the stage production of The Moon Is Blue. Later that year, she made her Broadway debut in The King of Friday's Men.
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