Marjorie Jane Riordan (January 24, 1921, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - March 8, 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an actress and a clinical psychologist.
She studied drama for two years at Wisconsin University and then moved to Los Angeles where she did some modeling and became a studio contract player.
During WWII, she was chosen as "The Girl We'd Most Like to Chute the Works With" by the San Antonio Air Service Command.
Her acting credits include:
STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (1943),
MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944),
PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945),
THREE STRANGERS (1946),
SOUTH OF MONTEREY (1946), and
THE HOODLUM (1951).
In the 1950s, she left her acting career and returned to graduate school to study speech pathology, focusing on the psycho-dynamics of stuttering. These studies evolved into the study of psychology and she developed a career as a clinical psychologist.
Her husband, Allan Schlaff, who she met in graduate school, was also a clinical psychologist. They had a son, John Schlaff, who was born in 1959.
Marjorie Riordan died of breast cancer on March 8, 1984. She is buried at Westwood Village Cemetery.