Marjorie Lord is an American television actress. She played Kathy “Clancy” Williams opposite Danny Thomas on Make Room for Daddy and later Make Room for Granddaddy.
In 1934, at the age of sixteen, Lord made her Broadway debut in The Old Maid with Judith Anderson. The following year, she was signed with RKO Radio Pictures. While appearing in Springtime for Henry with Edward Everett Horton, director Henry Koster approached her and signed her to a contract with Universal Studios. She appeared in six feature films for Universal.
Her film work includes a number of wartime pictures, including the 1943 mystery Sherlock Holmes in Washington, starring Basil Rathbone in the title role. She appeared in the 1951 episode “The Return of Trigger Dawson” in Bill Williams’s syndicated western television series The Adventures of Kit Carson.
In 1956, while she was appearing in Anniversary Waltz, Lord caught the attention of Danny Thomas, who asked her to replace Jean Hagen as his television wife on Make Room for Daddy. Hagen had played Thomas’ wife since the series’ inception, but she quit in 1956 and was written out of the script. Lord accepted, and played the role until the show was cancelled in 1964.