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Margo Martindale is an American Hollywood actress.
Martindale was born July 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, Texas, the youngest of three children and only daughter of William Everett and Margaret (Pruitt) Martindale. In addition to owning and operating a lumber company in Jacksonville, her father was known as a champion dog handler in Texas and throughout the Southern United States.
Her oldest brother is a professional golfer and golf course designer Billy Martindale. The middle child, brother Bobby Tim, died in 2004. Margo participated in golf, cheerleading, and drama while in school and was crowned "Football Sweetheart" as well as "Miss Jacksonville High School 1969."
Following graduation from Jacksonville High School in 1969, Martindale attended Lon Morris College, then transferred to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, she attended summer courses at Harvard University, appearing onstage with future movie and TV stars Jonathan Frakes and Christopher Reeve.
Martindale voices herself, which is an exaggerated version of her real-life self. She started off as a running gag but eventually turned into an important role in the later seasons.