Rhue in 1961
October 3, 1935
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||December 16, 2003 (aged 68)|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Tony Young (1962-1970) (divorced)|
Madlyn Soloman Rhue (née Madeline Roche, October 3, 1935 - December 16, 2003) was an American film and television actress.
From the 1950s to the 1990s, Rhue appeared in some 20 films, including Operation Petticoat , The Ladies Man, A Majority of One, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Kenner (1969), and Stand Up and Be Counted (1972). She also was a guest star in dozens of television series. Rhue played the spouse of another character portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán in a 1960 episode of Bonanza, "Day of Reckoning". That year, she also played the title role of Marian Ames in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Wayward Wife". Later in the 1960s, her appearances included the classic Star Trek episode "Space Seed" (1967) as Lt. Marla McGivers, Khan Noonien Singh's (Montalbán) love interest.
Her other guest appearances included Cheyenne (1955), Have Gun - Will Travel, Gunsmoke, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (as Consuela Sandino in episode "The Dark Pool"), The Untouchables, Perry Mason, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek (which is already mentioned above), The Fugitive, Ironside, The Wild Wild West, Mannix, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, Fantasy Island, and Charlie's Angels (as Georgia in "Angels on the Street" in 1979). She also appeared in the television movie Goldie and the Boxer, and made appearances on the game show The Match Game (1974-76).
In the early 1960s, Rhue was injured in an automobile accident that resulted in lost teeth and a cut lower lip. She was hospitalized before returning to acting.
In 1977, Rhue was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She continued to work, including a role in Days of Our Lives, but by 1985, she needed a wheelchair and was limited to roles that did not require her to walk or stand, such as recurring roles in Murder, She Wrote and Houston Knights.Angela Lansbury created a role for her when she heard that Rhue was at risk of losing her insurance because she could no longer work enough hours. Her illness prevented her from reprising her Star Trek role as Lt. Marla McGivers in the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and the character was ultimately written out of the script, as director Nicholas Meyer did not wish to recast the part.
She eventually became completely incapacitated by multiple sclerosis and died from pneumonia at the age of 68 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California.
|1959||The Miracle||nun who warns Teresa about her singing love songs||Uncredited|
|1959||Operation Petticoat||Lieutenant Reid, NC, USAR|
|1961||The Ladies Man||Miss Intellect|
|1961||A Majority of One||Alice Black|
|1962||Escape from Zahrain||Laila|
|1963||It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World||Secretary Schwartz|
|1964||He Rides Tall||Ellie Daniels|
|1972||Stand Up and Be Counted||Gloria Seagar|