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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2005

Marie Lord, widow of 'Hawaii Five-0' star

Associated Press

Marie Lord, wife of late actor Jack Lord, who starred in the television show "Hawaii Five-0," died at home yesterday, according to a news release from McNeil Wilson Communications Inc.

Marie Lord was by her husband's side when he died in 1998 at the age of 77.

"Their long marriage set a unique example in Hollywood, and Marie was as supportive a wife as we have ever seen," said Vi and Paul Loo, Marie Lord's trustees and longtime friends of the Lords.

On "Hawaii Five-0," Jack Lord portrayed Steve McGarrett, the no-nonsense head of a fictitious Hawai'i state police force, for 12 years. The couple remained in Honolulu after the series ended in 1980.

A native of St. Louis, Marie Lord studied fashion design and art in Paris before moving to New York to pursue a career as a fashion designer. It was in New York that she met Jack Lord, who was a fine arts major attending New York University on a football scholarship.

Marie Lord soon gave up her career to help support her husband in becoming an actor.

Like her husband, Marie Lord requested that no funeral be held.