Born (May 19, 1939) and raised in New York City, Marie Wallace found herself drawn to
the footlights at an early age. She appeared in her first professional production,
off-Broadway, as a teenager. She also modeled, both on the runway and in print.
In 1959, Marie landed her first Broadway show: as one of the showgirls in the original
production of "Gypsy", starring Ethel Merman. Her list of Broadway credits grew, and she
also toured the U.S. with Jackie Gleason in a production of Sly Fox.
On TV, Marie guest-starred on Car 54 Where Are You?, The Phil Silvers Show, The Perry Como
Show, and Victor Borge's 20th Anniversary Show, among others.
She played three roles on Dark Shadows, beginning in 1968: evil Eve,
demented Jenny Collins and antique shop-owner Megan Todd.
Megan became a vampire, and the day the character met her demise, Marie got a call from her
agent with another job. "I said, 'I've just been staked,' I'd better take it!," she recalled
years later. Marie then moved to NBC and originated the character India Delaney on the 1970
Another World spin-off Somerset. She remained on the show until 1972. In 1978, she played
Johnsie Lafite on The Guiding Light.
In the early 1980s, Marie went to Los Angeles on a television assignment and stayed for two
years, making guest appearances on several shows, including Fame and Fantasy Island. While
there, she also appeared in commercials.
The actress returned to New York and established a career as a professional photographer,
shooting assignments for many clients in New York. She also continues to act on stage and
In the winter of 1993, Marie worked with Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid as he made his
directing debut on a stage production of The Lion in Winter, at the Georgia College Theatre
in Milledgeville, Georgia.
In 1999, she had a brief role as Molly O'Day on One Life To Live.
She is a fan favorite at the annual Dark Shadows Festivals, often performing dramatic
one-woman shows and readings.
Her book, In Shadows and On Stage, was published in 2004.
Marie was widowed in the 1960s and has not remarried.
A 2007 reunion ... Marie joins Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jonathan Frid & Lara Parker
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