Marilyn Jones

Marylin Jones in 1980's TV series screenshot; she played the part of Bridget Nylund, Rose's daughter, in an episode of "The Golden Girls" in Season 2.

Vital information
Gender: Female
Born: (1953-06-06) June 6, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
Career information
Years active: 1968-1994
Family/Personal information
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: The Golden Girls
Characer/appeared as: Bridget Nylund
Episodes appeared in: "Family Affair" (Season 2)

Marilyn Jones (born June 6, 1953) appeared as Bridget Nylund, Rose's daughter, in the Season 2 episode of The Golden Girls titled "Family Affair". Marilyn was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


Being born the oldest of four kids to a surgeon father, Marilyn graduated from high school in Grosse Pointe, then attended Miami University (Ohio) and eventually graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Humanities degree. After a stint in New York City waiting on tables and working as an office clerk in-between acting jobs, she was signed with 30 other performers to Columbia Pictures' Talent and Development Workshop and sent to Los Angeles. The program folded when the executive, who ran the studio at the time, resigned.

Nevertheless, she still managed to land an agent and began acting In television episodes. Her performances in the Lou Grant: Harassment (1980) episode of the CBS-TV series Lou Grant (1977) and in the M*A*S*H episode "Good-Bye Radar: Part 1" (1979) as Lieutenant "Patty" Haven were especially strong. She landed roles in two short-lived prime-time soaps, Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) for CBS and King's Crossing (1982) for ABC. She worked steadily throughout the 1980s.

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