About Marcy O'Rourke Who Writes This Blog

Marcy Casterline O'Rourke, daughter of Joe Casterline, past director of Columbia University's chemical research lab, got the break of a lifetime when a teen fashion magazine came to her college campus for their Fall coed issue and chose Marcy as one of their models. Though family and friends advised her to pursue a more conventional career, she was swept up into the world of fashion and acting, becoming a model with Eileen Ford and studying acting with Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. She met her husband, actor Tom O'Rourke, at an audition. They were happily married for 34 years, sharing the dizzying ups and downs of an actor's life, until he passed away in 2009.