Carol Grace (b. September 11, 1924 – July 21, 2003) was an American actress and author. She is often referred to as Carol Marcus Saroyan or Carol Matthau. Mother Rosheen Marcus gave birth to Grace aged 16 - who said Leslie Howard was the father. Carol married writer William Saroyan twice (she said he was abusive) and then actor Walter Matthau. She was placed in foster care until the age of eight. She has written about her experiences in The Secret in the Daisy.