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Friday, October 14, 2005

Marie Lord, Widow of Jack, Dies

Soulmates: Marie & Jack Lord

Marie Lord, widow of "Hawaii Five-O"'s Jack Lord, died at her Kahala home yesterday. She was in her 90s.

Marie met Jack when they were both in New York, she pursuing a career as a fashion designer, and he pursing a fine arts degree at NYU. They married and Marie left her career to support Jack's pursuit of acting. He called her "the bride of my youth who abides me still." Their marriage lasted a long time, till his death in 1998 at age 77.

Like her husband, Marie requested that no funeral be held, and that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Jack and Marie Lord fund that benefits local charities at the
Hawaii Community Foundation, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 800, Honolulu 96813.

In related news, did you know that Jack Lord got one of the highest distinctions in showbiz? That is, his name was adopted into the set lingo used by production crew that is so incomprehensible to lay people. In an article about such lingo, the AP recently reported that "When a cameraman wants a 50mm lens, he calls for a 'Jack Lord,' the actor who played the detective hero of TV's 'Hawaii Five-O.' Get the connection - Five-O, 50mm?"

>> She was the rock behind ‘Five-O’ star [Hnl Star-Bulletin, 10/14/05]
Marie Lord, widow of 'Hawaii Five-0' star [AP/Hnl Advertiser, 10/14/05]
Gaffers, grips and best boys often 'kill blondes' on movie sets [AP/San Jose Mercury News, 10/13/05]

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