Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vonetta McGee (Mrs Marcus Petrie)

Vonetta McGee who played Mrs. Marcus Petrie died this week and way before she should have. Carl Lumbly played her husband both on Cagney & Lacey and in real life. They met on our show and theirs was a true love story. I haven't seen her or Carl for some years now, but have followed his success in a number of series over the past few years, including one of my favorite shows ever, JJ Abrams' Alias. My heart goes out to Carl. I always found him to be every bit as decent a man as was his C&L character Marcus Petrie; Vonetta seemed to be a perfect match for him. She was a beauty both inside and out, and I personally am grateful for all I learned from them both.

Barney Rosenzweig

5 comments:

Lynn Delecaris said...

The loss of a great actress Mrs. Vonetta McGee who played Carl Lumbys wife Mrs. Marcus Petrie in the tv series Cagney and Lacey. She will be missed by all C&L fans, by the cast and mainly by her husband Carl Lumby who played Det. Marcus Petrie in all 7C&L series plus the C&L movie as well. To Carl Lumby my heart goes out to you and your whole family, and I'm very sorry for your loss.

Kelly Doyle said...

My heart goes out to the entire cast and crew and especially to Carl and his family.
I ponder far and wide why certain people are taken away at certain times in their life.
I hope Ms. Vonetta didn't suffer. She was a beautiful woman.

littleh said...

My heart goses out Mr Carl Lumby and his family.
for his and his family for their loss.
I will be thinking of them at this deficalt time.

K. said...

So sorry for the loss of a wonderful woman. One can only imagine the intricate details of their love story. I hope that as time goes on, Carl will find peace in his heart and be comforted by the tender memories made.

HEIC (Head Editor In Charge) said...

Saddened to hear the news....ironically I have been recently re-watching C&L (through Hulu Streaming)and found myself noting how plausible their on-screen love/marriage seemed....