Marlene Clark, Actress in ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘Ganja & Hess,’ Dies at 85

May 26, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: The Hollywood Reporter (by Mike Barnes).

Marlene Clark, the statuesque actress who portrayed Lamont’s fiancée on Sanford and Son and stood out in such 1970s’ films as Ganja & Hess, Switchblade Sisters and Slaughter, has died. She was 85.

Clark died May 18 in her home in Los Angeles, her friend Tamara Lynch announced. No cause of death was revealed.

Clark also starred as a reptilian seductress in Roger Corman’s Night of the Cobra Woman (1972) and as one of the suspected werewolves in the British horror film The Beast Must Die (1974), and she was an early victim in the Larry Hagman-directed Beware! The Blob (1972).

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