About Marie L. Ryan (de Narde)
Marie De Narde was the second wife of actor Jack Lord, known for his role as Steve McGarrett in the American television program Hawaii Five-O from 1968 to 1980. They were married for fifty years and had no children.
De Narde was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to French parents. She studied fashion design and art in Paris and later moved to New York to pursue a career as a fashion designer. It was in New York that she met Jack, who was a fine arts major attending New York University on a football scholarship. Marie Lord soon left her career to help support Jack in becoming an actor. Jack liked to call her, “the bride of my youth who abides with me still.”