Marylin Jones in 1980's TV series screenshot; she played the part of Cissy Davis in an episode in Season 4.
|Birthplace:||Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Hurricane (episode)" (Season 4)|
|Character played:||Cissy Davis|
Being born the oldest of four kids to a surgeon father, Marilyn was gra from high school in Grosse Pointe, then attended attended Miami University (Ohio) and eventually graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Humanities degree. After a stint in New York City waiting on tables and working as an office clerk in-between acting jobs, she was signed with 30 other performers to Columbia Pictures' Talent and Development Workshop and sent to Los Angeles. The program folded when the executive, who ran the studio at the time, resigned.
Nevertheless she still did manage to land an agent and began acting on episodic television. Her performances in the Lou Grant: Harassment (1980) episode of the CBS-TV series Lou Grant (1977) and in the Season 2 episode of The Golden Girls titled "Family Affair" as Bridget Nylund, Rose's daughter, were sepecially strong. Marilyn was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. were especially strong. She landed roles in two short-lived prime-time soaps, Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) for CBS and King's Crossing (1982) for ABC. She also appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H, as Lt. Patricia Haven in the first part of the two-episode story "Goodbye, Radar", that marked the departure of Gary Burghoff from the series. A much sought after actress in the 1980's, Marilyn worked steadily throughout the decade and through the early 1990's. To date, she has not acted in a Hollywood vehicle since 1994.