Andrea Marcovicci

arcovicci was born in New York City, the daughter of Helen (née Stuart), a singer, and Eugene Marcovicci, a physician and internist.[1] In her teens, she decided that she wanted to be a singer, but instead majored in drama.[2] In a 1972 interview, she looked back at this period without enthusiasm: "I found that people interested in theater were very serious and heavy. It was a very inbred group. I could not be a part of that. So, if I was going to be an actress, I would have to sing my way into it. I guess what I didn't like about theater on the academic level was the feeling of always being defeated. How could any 18-year-old girl be expected to play Amanda in The Glass Menagerie? You just couldn't be successful at what you were doing. And although I might not have then been able to articulate this, I must have sensed it at the time."[2] Marcovicci left school and started making her way into show business as a singer, appearing on The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show.[2] As an actress, she debuted in commercials and first became known in the television soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing, as Dr. Betsy Chernak Taylor from 1970–1973. She was nominated for a Golden Globe award for the New Star of the Year in 1977 for the film, The Front (1976). Marcovicci had a recurring role on Hill Street Blues. She has appeared on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Kojak, The Incredible Hulk, Magnum, P.I., Cybill, Arli$$, Taxi, Voyagers! (as Cleopatra), Baretta and Mannix. She starred on both Trapper John, M.D. as well as Berrenger's. Marcovicci appeared onstage on Broadway in Ambassador. Her film roles include The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) and Jack the Bear (1993). In 2008, Andrea celebrated her 22nd season at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel with Marcovicci Sings Movies II. A very special 60th Birthday concert followed in May 2009 at Town Hall in NYC, celebrating Andrea’s contribution to the American Songbook. To commemorate this event, Andreasong Recordings, Inc. released a compilation CD: As Time Goes By: The Best of Andrea Marcovicci, her 17th album/CD. [edit]Awards She is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 2007 Mabel Award and three Lifetime Achievement Awards - honored by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, the Licia Albanese - Puccini Foundation, and by a Bob Harrington Backstage Bistro Award. In recognition of her accomplishments in the arts, Andrea has received honorary degrees from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and the Memphis College of Art. In addition, “The Andrea Marcovicci Suite” at the Algonquin Hotel, dedicated in 2006 on her twentieth anniversary at the Oak Room, contains memorabilia of her work in theatre, film, television, and on the concert stage. [edit]Personal life She is married to Daniel Reichert, an actor; they have a daughter, Alice Wolf Reichert. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.