Maine Classics

Throwback Thursday: Andrea Martin, 1987

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Can Miss Deering High 1965 leave Portland, Maine—and find happiness with a dynamite career, a handsome, successful husband, two beautiful sons, and homes in Los Angeles and Toronto? The lady in question is dark-eyed, funny Andrea Martin, and the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Daughter of Portland’s “Merry Manor” magnate, Andrea is the star of “Roxie,” a CBS-TV sitcom’ which debuted on Wednesday nights last spring. And though her background includes theater and films, she is probably best known for her years as a writer and actor for the “Second City Television Network (SCTV),” the brilliant Emmy-winning comedy of TV syndication, NBC late nights, and Cinemax pay cable.Two of the characters she created, garrulous station manager Edith Prickley and incomprehensible cleaning woman Pirini Scleroso, helped bring her a 1982 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy as well as two writing Emmys shared with the other SCTV creators.

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