I mean, what can you say? Just so romantic. I adored Mary. liked, really really adored her. Like, I could not cover her death nor watch anything. I saw ‘The Odessa Files’ 8 times when it came out. And this was the 70′s, so you had to go to the cinema to see movies. And Mary was stunning. Just so aristocratic and strong. And beautiful. And her work on ‘Doctor Who’ was breathtaking. what a strong wonderful character Romana was. I was GUTTED when she left. just awful. So, this compelled me to say, Thank You Mary. You made me expect woman to be strong and accomplished and own their lives. She was class.
The husband of the Doctor Who actor Mary Tamm has died hours after giving a eulogy at her funeral, her agent has said.
Marcus Ringrose is believed to have had a heart attack at home in Battersea, south London, after the funeral on Tuesday.
Barry Langford said Ringrose had been at his computer replying to wellwishers who wrote to him after his wife’s death, when he collapsed.
Tamm, 62, who was best known for playing Romana, the first incarnation of the Doctor’s companion, alongside Tom Baker, had been suffering from cancer for 18 months when she died last month.
Always found it fascinating he and Jerry Ross shared duties and shared credits for lyrics and music. And they wrote 2 brilliant shows that are still performed today.
After his Navy service he began his career as a lyricist, teaming up with Jerry Ross in 1950. As a duo they worked in tandem, both taking credit for lyrics and music.
After establishing their partnership, Adler and Ross quickly became protégés of composer/lyricist/publisher Frank Loesser. Their first notable composition was the song Rags to Riches, which was recorded by Tony Bennett and reached number 1 on the charts in late 1953.
At the same time Bennett’s recording was topping the charts, Adler and Ross began their career in the Broadway Theater with John Murray Anderson’s Almanac, a revue for which they provided most of the songs.
Adler and Ross’s second Broadway effort, The Pajama Game, opened in May 1954 and was a popular as well as a critical success, winning Tony Awards as well as the Donaldson Award and the Variety Drama Critics Award. Three songs from the show were covered by popular artists and made the upper reaches of the US Hit Parade: Patti Page’s version of “Steam Heat” reached #9; Archie Bleyer took “Hernando’s Hideaway” to #2; and Rosemary Clooney’s recording of “Hey There” made it to #1.