LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom “Make Room For Daddy,” has died. She was 97.

In a statement, her family said she died Nov. 28 at her Beverly Hills home.

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In two 1943 films — “Shantytown” and “Sherlock Holmes in Washington” — Lord appeared with her first husband, John Archer, who died in 1999. Their daughter is the film star Anne Archer.

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Lord was best known as Danny Thomas’ loyal wife on the popular sitcom that first aired in 1953.

After retiring from acting in the late 1980s, Lord became a devoted philanthropist, raising money for arts causes. She founded the Scripter Award, which recognizes authors and screenwriters.

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