Died April 27, 2011. Born November 26, 1935. Cause of Death: Alzheimer`s Disease.
American actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in the chorus of the short-lived musical, Greenwillow in 1960. She drew critical notice for her performance in New Faces of 1962, and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, and the Theatre World Award for Promises, Promises (1968). Additional theatre credits include Hay Fever and the short-lived 1978 revival of Stop the World – I Want to Get Off with Sammy Davis, Jr.
Mercer was a regular on The Dom DeLuise Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, The Sandy Duncan Show, The Andy Williams Show, and the sitcom It's a Living where she played the humorless restaurant hostess, Nancy Beebe. She also had recurring roles on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, its sequel, Forever Fernwood, St. Elsewhere, and Empty Nest. She made guest appearances on such shows as Love, American Style, Archie Bunker's Place, Mama's Family, Benson, The Golden Girls, Murder, She Wrote, Touched by an Angel, and Suddenly Susan, among many others. She had a featured role in the 1979 television movie The Cracker Factory, which starred Natalie Wood. Her screen credits include Nine to Five.
Mercer was a resident of the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, until shortly before her death on April 27, 2011 from Alzheimer's disease, in Newbury Park, California at the age of 75.[