Stage actress Patricia Marand dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Patricia Marand, who played Lois Lane in the Broadway musical "It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman,"' has died. She was 74.

Family spokeswoman Maryellen Lee says Marand died of brain cancer Thursday at her Manhattan home.

Marand was nominated for a Tony Award for the 1966 musical. She also appeared on Broadway in "Wish You Were Here," the hit 1952 musical set it a Catskill resort. The show was best known for its on-stage swimming pool and its popular title song.

Marand was a regular in summer stock, on television's "Merv Griffin Show" and often performed with symphony orchestras as well as at New York night spots.

Survivors include her husband, Irving Salem.

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