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  • Played Jan in both the national tour and original Broadway productions of Grease.
  • Is an activist for the Spondylitis Association of America and the National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped.
  • Penned a memoir, Taken to the Stage: The Education of an Actress, in 1996.
  • Was alumna-in-residence at her alma mater of Smith College in 2000.
  • Campaigned for 2004 presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.
  • Has acted as Advisory Board Chair for the organization Progressive Democrats of America since 2004.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • John Francisco Dilg — Son
  • Lawrence Edwin Dilg — Husband
  • Mary Jacinta Dilg — Daughter
  • Daniel Gerald Kennedy — Father
  • Nancy Helen Kennedy — Mother


  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States (1970)

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  • Birth Name: Mary Claire Kennedy
  • Birth Place: Rochester, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Author

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