Brenda “Mardi” Denaut

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Brenda “Mardi” Denaut

Original Name Mardiningsih Olivia Nowak
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Aug 1997 (aged 57)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Proverbs
Memorial ID 105620401 · View Source
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Actress. Born Mardiningsih Olivia Nowak, she was married to actor Lewis Arquette, and was mother to a generation of actors Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, Alexis and David Arquette. She began acting on stage as a young girl in her hometown of Chicago before landing roles in movies. Among films she would appear in were 'Too Young, Too Immoral' (1962), 'All of Me' (1963), 'Olga's House of Shame' (1964), 'The Very Naked Canvas' (1965) and 'Mondo Oscenita' (1966). In February 1963, she married fellow actor Lewis Arquette and put her acting career on hold to raise her growing family. Denaut, who later in life taught acting, worked as a psychotherapist and wrote poetry, died of complications related to breast cancer.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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In Jazz Now
I Listen For You
In Rain
In A Little Girl's Laughter
And Each Time I Love
Loving Mother, Grandmother, Daughter,
Sister, Wife, G-DMother, Lover,
Friend, Teacher, Counselor, Poet
She Touched
The Lives Of Many
And Will Ever Be
Loved And Remembered



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