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Marilyn Hanold
Marilyn Hanold
Role Michelle
Biographical Information
Birthdate June 9, 1938
Birthplace Jamaica, New York, United States

Marilyn Hanold played French sculptress Michelle in the first season episode, "A Change of Face" (1965).


Marilyn Hanold was born on June 9, 1938, in Jamaica, New York, to Margaret Bannach and George Charles Hanold, Jr., and was the second of six children. Her father was the only son of German immigrant parents. She graduated from the World Secretarial School in New York and was a secretary for a big-league patent attorney for eighteen months.

Marilyn began modeling around 1952, the year her father passed away. She found work at the El Rancho casino in Las Vegas and later Ciro’s in Hollywood. She was selected as Playmate of the Month June 1959 for Playboy magazine, photographed by Bruno Bernard. Her famous agent Meyer Mishkin got her work in many television shows and movies.

She married oil tycoon Rulon Keaton Neilson, who was over twenty-five years her senior, in April 1967 and gave birth to three daughters.

Her husband was the founder and president of Skyline Oil Company, a Salt Lake City-based oil and gas exploration venture. [The couple] were active supporters of the cultural arts in Utah, including the Utah Symphony, The Utah Opera Company, Ballet West, and the Pioneer Theater Company.

Her husband died at age 83 in Salt Lake City in 1993. As of November 2010, she was still living in Salt Lake City.

Updated April 29, 2020