Lani O'Grady
Lani O'Grady
Lani O'Grady was an American actress and the sister of actor/musician Don Grady. O'Grady is best-remembered for her role as Mary Bradford, the eldest sister from Eight Is Enough.
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  • 2001
    Age 46
    O'Grady died in her home in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, at age 46 on September 25, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details An autopsy revealed toxic levels of the painkiller Vicodin and antidepressant Prozac in her bloodstream, and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said she died accidentally of "multiple drug intoxication".
  • 1998
    Age 43
    In December 1998, she checked into the Thalians Mental Health Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for detox.
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  • 1994
    Age 39
    In a 1994 interview with the Los Angeles Times, O'Grady said she had suffered from severe panic attacks since the age of 18 but was not diagnosed with panic disorder until she was 21.
    More Details Hide Details She also admitted that she abused prescription drugs and alcohol, including Valium.
  • 1990
    Age 35
    O'Grady's last acting role was as Mrs. Kramer in the soap opera Days of our Lives in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details After suffering from agoraphobia and memory blackouts in the early 1990s, O'Grady retired from acting and became a talent agent. She also began taking nonnarcotic medication for a diagnosed brain chemical imbalance.
  • 1987
    Age 32
    She also reprised the role of Mary Bradford in two Eight Is Enough reunion television movies in 1987 and 1989.
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  • 1981
    Age 26
    After the series ended in 1981, O'Grady had a role in the 1982 television movie The Kid with the Broken Halo starring Gary Coleman.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    In 1976, she co-starred in Massacre at Central High, a theatrical movie, along with Kimberly Beck (who appeared as Nancy in the Eight is Enough pilot).
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she landed the role of Mary Bradford in the ABC series Eight Is Enough.
  • 1975
    Age 20
    In the early 1970s, she appeared on Harry O and had a role in the 1975 television movie Cage Without a Key, starring Susan Dey.
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  • 1954
    Born on October 2, 1954.
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