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Marianne Christine McAndrew (born November 11, 1942) is an actress known for her role as Irene Molloy in the film Hello, Dolly![1]

Marianne McAndrew
McAndrew with Michael Crawford in Hello, Dolly!, 1969
Marianne Christine McAndrew

(1942-11-11) November 11, 1942 (age 76)
Alma materNorthwestern University
Years active1967–2000
Stewart Moss
(m. 1968; d. 2017)


Hello, Dolly! was McAndrew's first credited film role.[2] The role of Irene Molloy was given considerably more attention in the film than in earlier Broadway productions.[3] Hello, Dolly! earned McAndrew two Golden Globe nominations in 1969; Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the since discontinued Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress, as well as generally good reviews.[1] She landed a starring (second billed) role in her next film (The Seven Minutes). By 1971, she had made appearances in popular TV shows including Hawaii 5-0, Mannix, Cannon and Love, American Style[4]

One notable later film role was her co-starring role in The Bat People, with her husband Stewart Moss. The film was widely panned, but is still somewhat known today as a "bad film".[5] The Bat People was also her last film released in theaters; she has only worked in television since its release. Her only other later role of particular note is her role of Doris Williams in Growing Up Brady, a TV film about the popular show. McAndrew, along with everything else related to the film Hello, Dolly! experienced something of a resurgence in popularity with the release of WALL-E, which featured clips from the film, including a duet with McAndrew's character (although McAndrew did not do her own singing in the film, which some news outlets claimed in articles about WALL-E).[6]

Personal lifeEdit

McAndrew married actor Stewart Moss in 1968.[7] Six years after they got married, they starred together in The Bat People. McAndrew has two brothers.[3]

Awards and honorsEdit


Film Year Role Notes
Hello, Dolly! 1969 Irene Molloy Musical starring Barbra Streisand, directed by Gene Kelly.
The Seven Minutes 1971 Maggie Russell Based on the Irving Wallace novel.
Chandler 1971 Angel Carter A crime film starring Warren Oates and Leslie Caron.
The Bat People 1974 Cathy Beck McAndrew co-starred with her husband in this film.
Growing Up Brady 2000 Doris Williams TV movie based on Barry Williams's autobiography.
WALL-E 2008 Irene Molloy Appeared only in footage from Hello, Dolly!.


  1. ^ a b c Scott, Vernon (January 21, 1970). "Lovely Star Upstages Streisand". Deseret News. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Browning, Norma Lee (January 12, 1969). "Tell Her We Understand She Can't Sing or Dance, But to Come to the Audition Anyway". Chicago Tribune Magazine: 18–21.
  3. ^ a b Alpert, Don (August 25, 1968). "Hello, Doly's Marianne". Toledo Blade.
  4. ^ "Actress Changes Her Image With Appearance in Nude Scene". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. January 28, 1971. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Burchall, Greg (August 1, 2009). "Playing the world's worst films for laughs". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Arnold, Gary (December 20, 2009). "Wall•E a fan of 'Hello, Dolly!'". The Washington Times. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Browning, Norma Lee (January 12, 1969). "Farewell to the Candy Store". Chicago Tribune Magazine: 20.

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