Marcella Markham

Marcella Markham, 68, theater and tv actress, died Feb. 24 in New York of breast cancer.

She played Cora in the original 1946 Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.”

Markham was born in Brooklyn and first appeared on Broadway in small roles in “Vicki” and “Flamingo Road.”

While performing the featured part in “The Iceman Cometh,” she married Dr. Frank Kingdon, co-chairman of the Progressive Citizens of America. They subsequently were blacklisted and moved to London in 1951. Markham acted in plays and on tv in England, returning often to New York.

Off Broadway, she acted in “The Threepenny Opera” in 1954, “Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been” in 1978 and “A Conflict Of Interest” in 1979.

In recent years she played Beatrice on “General Hospital.”

Her marriage to Kingdon ended in divorce.

Survived by her second husband, Irving Palmer; a son, Tom Kingdon; and a grandson.

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