Marian McCargo Bell

Tennis champion, actress

Tennis champion-turned-actress Marian McCargo Bell died April 7 of pancreatic cancer in Santa Monica. She was 72.

McCargo starred in several films, including 1969’s “The Undefeated,” with John Wayne and Rock Hudson; “Dead Heat on a Merry Go Round”; “Doctor’s Wives”; and “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell.” She was sometimes credited as Marian Moses.

She appeared in television series including “Hawaii Five-O,” “Hogan’s Heroes,” “Falcon Crest,” “Perry Mason” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.”

As a former tennis champion and Whiteman Cup winner, she defeated Mo Connelly at Forest Hills in 1950, then later won the State Senior Tennis Championship in doubles.

In 1970 she married Congressman Alphonzo Bell Jr. and was politically active during his eight-term congressional career.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven sons, including actors William R. (Billy) and Rick Moses and director Harry Moses, and 18 grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn in Glendale.

Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, Suite 400, Pasadena, CA 91105.

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