Julienne Marie

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Julienne Marie
BornJulianne Marie Hendricks
(1937-03-21) March 21, 1937 (age 77)[1])
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationRetired actress and singer
Years active1950-1983
Spouse(s)1) Gerald Kean (19??-19??; dissolved)
2) James Earl Jones (1968-1972; divorced)
3) John Scanlon (1970s-2001; his death)
 
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Julienne Marie
BornJulianne Marie Hendricks
(1937-03-21) March 21, 1937 (age 77)[1])
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationRetired actress and singer
Years active1950-1983
Spouse(s)1) Gerald Kean (19??-19??; dissolved)
2) James Earl Jones (1968-1972; divorced)
3) John Scanlon (1970s-2001; his death)


Julienne Marie (born March 21, 1937)[2] is a retired American actress and singer, best known for her work on the Broadway stage.

Biography[edit]

Julianne Marie Hendricks was born to John Hendricks, a chemist, and his wife, Ethel (née Gyurko).[1] Her mother was a stage mother who pushed her into performing at a very young age. She was named for her paternal grandmother, Julia Hendricks. She dropped her last name and changed Julianne to Julienne, using her first and middle names to create her stage name (Julienne Marie) as she thought the surname Hendricks sounded "too Midwestern". During her school years she took piano lessons and participated in local pageants. She moved from Toledo to New York with her family where she started voice training at Juilliard at age 10.[2]

Theatre[edit]

She made her Broadway debut in the original production of The King and I as the youngest of Yul Brynner's child brides. She received her first Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1959 for her portrayal of a young Indian maiden in Whoop-Up. Whoop-Up played 56 performances. She then turned down a role to play the sister of Lucille Ball's lead character in Wildcat to step into the original production of Gypsy as Louise in the role originated by Sandra Church. Marie has said that she and the show's star Ethel Merman got along quite well. Gypsy Rose Lee herself reportedly praised Julienne's performance. She performed 585 shows as Louise opposite Merman.[3]

In 1963, she won a Theatre World Award for her work in the Off-Broadway revival of The Boys from Syracuse. In 1964 Julienne received her 2nd Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in Foxy starring Bert Lahr. Foxy played for 72 performances. In 1965 she starred in Do I Hear a Waltz?, alongside Elizabeth Allen; the show played 220 performances.

Her final Broadway appearance came in 1980 for the musical Charlie and Algernon; the show played just 17 performances.[4] In the late 1980s she performed a cabaret act.[5]

Television[edit]

Julienne Marie appeared in such soap operas as Our Private World (1965) and Ryan's Hope (1978).

Personal life[edit]

She first wed Gerald Kean, a writer.[6] She met James Earl Jones performing as Othello in 1964.[7] They married in 1968 and divorced in 1972 after 4 years of marriage. Julienne has stated her marriage to Jones ended because they were apart too much due to work and Jones wanted children and she did not. "The fantasy of the theater is one thing. The reality is another. You don't have a life, especially if you're a singer. You save your voice all day - it just interferes with living."[citation needed]

She met advertising executive John Scanlon in the early 1970s and they married, remaining married until his death in 2001 at age 66 from a heart attack. The couple were patrons for the Ireland-based organization Concern Worldwide.[8][9] After Scanlon's death, she relocated from Manhattan to a small village in France.[10] Long retired from show business, she established a career as a psychotherapist later in life.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1940 United States census indicates she was born in 1933 (see "United States Census, 1940" index and images, FamilySearch; accessed February 25, 2014, citing enumeration district (ED) 95-310, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3266) as well as another image from the April 10, 1940 census, citing enumeration district (ED) 95-310, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3266.
  2. ^ a b Profile, news.google.com; accessed February 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Profile, news.google.com; accessed February 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Julienne Marie - Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  5. ^ By John S. Wilson (1988-01-24). "Cabaret: Julienne Scanlon Sings". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  6. ^ Julienne Marie profile, with reference to her first marriage, news.google.com; December 15, 1963; accessed February 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "James Earl Jones and Julienne Marie in Othello at Shakespeare in the Park, 1964". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Breaking, World, US & Local News". Articles.nydailynews.com. 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  9. ^ "Social Diary: A night in the arts". Newyorksocialdiary.com. 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  10. ^ "Dining With HRH Prince Charles-Philippe D'Orleans, Duc D’Anjou". San Francisco Sentinel. Retrieved 2014-02-07.