This Sanford&Son Actress Wed A FAMOUS 70s Icon & We Got The Scoop On Her!

Posted On : January 27, 2016

fb marlene clark sanford and sonIf you love 70’s TV shows and films, you probably remember seeing the beautiful actress, Marlene Clark in at least one of them. She starred in several African American films throughout the 60’s and 70’s, such as Night of the Cobra Woman, Switchblade Sisters, Black Mamba, and others, but her most popular role to date is probably that of “Lamont’s” (Demond Wilson) fiance’ on Sanford and Son.
lamont and fred fbHere’s a quick reminder to freshen up your memory of her role: Marlene played “Janet Lawson” on Sanford and Son, who had a 12 year old son from her previous marriage. At first “Janet” and “Lamont” were head over heels in love, but then started to have their doubts about getting married. After “Lamont” started having second doubts about having ready made family with “Janet,” and after “Janet’s” husband returned to town and wanted to get his woman and his family back, “Janet” also had second doubts and was torn between Lamont and her ex. So they called off the wedding.
marlene5Just as fans were getting accustomed to seeing “Janet” on the show, she was soon gone out of “Lamont’s” life. But in real life, Marlene was just getting started. A few years prior to her 1976 appearances on Sanford and Son, she had gotten married to one of the most popular actors of the 70’s era, but many people never knew they had a thing going on. This certainly was news to most of us over here at ILOSM.

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