Esther Muir
American actor
Esther Muir
Esther Muir was a character actress on Broadway and in Hollywood films.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 91
    Esther Muir died in 1995 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, aged 92.
    More Details Hide Details She had lived in Somers, New York.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 27
    Her first motion picture appearance was in A Dangerous Affair in 1931. In the 1950s the former actress became a real estate developer in southern California. She supervised the construction of more than 400 tract homes. Muir married composer/producer Sam Coslow in Mexicali, Mexico on November 1, 1934. The couple repeated their wedding vows a year later in Ventura, California. The marriage ended in divorce in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details Her daughter, Jacqueline Coslow, became an actress and married actor Ted Sorel.
    She was introduced by columnist Walter Winchell to Hollywood director and choreographer Busby Berkeley, whom she married. They were divorced in 1931.
    More Details Hide Details In 1936 Muir toured with the Marx Brothers in a stage production of A Day at the Races (1937). The brothers searched for material for the film version while they traveled. Muir described the Marx Brothers as diligent comic actors who sometimes worked days and weeks on a scene to perfect it. Her other screen credits include parts in I'll Take Romance (1937), City Girl (1938), and The Girl and the Gambler (1939). She continued in motion pictures until 1942. Her final role is Bonnie in X Marks The Spot.
  • 1929
    Age 25
    Her major break as a theatrical performer came when she landed the title role in My Girl Friday!, in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details While in London, England performing in a musical Esther became a favorite dancing partner of Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales. She befriended Wallis Warfield.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born on March 11, 1903.
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