Marian Marsh
Actress
Marian Marsh
Marian Marsh was an American film actress, and later, environmentalist.
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Revisiting Pre-Code Hollywood - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Writers had to be clever if they Regis Toomey, Marian Marsh and Warren William in Beauty and the Boss (1932). wanted to deal with adult themes, and producer David O. Selznick had to fight tooth and nail to get permission for Clark Gable to say,
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Calendar: May 11-17 - PW-Philadelphia Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
The evening's second flick, Under 18, stars Marian Marsh, who won rave reviews opposite Barrymore in Svengali. In this pre-Code melodrama, she portrays an ingénue desperately in need of cash. -Raymond P. Simon 8pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St
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Marian Marsh, 93, Petite Star of 'Svengali'
NYTimes - over 10 years
Marian Marsh, a Hollywood actress of the 1930s and early '40s best known for starring opposite John Barrymore in the 1931 melodrama ''Svengali,'' died on Thursday at her home in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 93. Ms. Marsh, who was known by her married name, Marian Marsh Henderson, died in her sleep, her daughter, Cathy Scott, said. Mr. Barrymore
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Paid Notice: Deaths EBNER, GERTRUDE
NYTimes - over 16 years
EBNER-Gertrude. Dear mother of Marian Marsh and Judith Ebner. Loving grandmother and great grandmother. Service at ''Boulevard-Riverside'', 1450 Bdwy, Hewlett, L.I., 11:30 AM Tuesday.
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CRITICS' CHOICES; Broadcast TV
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Some old friends are back on the home screen this week after a long absence. Some old friends are back on the home screen this week after a long absence. For a slyly chaotic whodunit crammed with sight gags, try an offbeat caper called ''It's a Wonderful World'' (1939) with James Stewart as a slow-footed sleuth and Claudette Colbert as a
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Clifford W. Henderson , Founder of Air Races
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Clifford W. Henderson, a colorful figure in the early days of aviation and later a prominent California land developer, died on Monday at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 88 years old and lived in nearby Palm Desert. Mr. Robertson was a founder in 1928 of the National Air Races, which drew world attention to the rapidly
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 92
    Died on November 9, 2006.
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  • 1984
    Age 70
    Cliff Henderson died in 1984 and Marsh remained in Palm Desert until her death, aged 93.
    More Details Hide Details She is buried at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California. October 17, 2015 was designated as "Marian Marsh-Henderson Day" by the city of Palm Desert, California.
  • FORTIES
  • 1960
    Age 46
    In 1960, Marsh married Cliff Henderson, an aviation pioneer and entrepreneur whom she had met in the early 1930s.
    More Details Hide Details They moved to Palm Desert, California, a town Henderson founded in the 1940s. In the 1960s Marsh founded Desert Beautiful, a non-profit, all volunteer conservation organization to promote environmental and beautification programs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 24
    Marsh married a stockbroker named Albert Scott on 29 March 1938 and had two children with him. They divorced in 1959.
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  • 1936
    Age 22
    When her contract expired in 1936, Marsh once again freelanced; appearing steadily in movies for RKO Radio Pictures where she made Saturday's Heroes with Van Heflin, and for Paramount Pictures where she played a young woman caught up in a mystery in The Great Gambini (1937).
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared with comic Joe E. Brown in When's Your Birthday? (1937), and Richard Arlen in Missing Daughters (1939). In the 1940s, Marsh played the wife in Gentleman from Dixie (1941) and, in her last screen appearance, Marsh portrayed the daughter in House of Errors (1942) which starred veteran silent film actor, Harry Langdon. In the late 1950s, she appeared with John Forsythe in an episode of his TV series Bachelor Father and in an episode of the TV series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars before retiring in 1959.
  • 1935
    Age 21
    In 1935, Marsh signed a two-year pact with Columbia Pictures.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, she starred in such films as Josef von Sternberg's classic Crime and Punishment (1935) with Peter Lorre, The Black Room (1935) regarded as one of Boris Karloff's best horror films of the decade, and The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) with Ralph Bellamy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1932
    Age 18
    In 1932, in the midst of a grueling work schedule, Marsh left Warner Bros. and took several film offers in Europe which lasted until 1934.
    More Details Hide Details She enjoyed working in England and Germany, as well as vacationing several times in Paris. Back in the United States, she appeared as the heroine, Elnora, in a popular adaptation of the perennial favorite A Girl of the Limberlost (1934) which also starred Louise Dresser. Marsh had fondly admitted that this was her favorite film role.
  • 1931
    Age 17
    Marsh was awarded the title of WAMPAS Baby Stars in August 1931 even before her second movie with Warner Brothers was even released.
    More Details Hide Details With her ability to project warmth, sincerity and inner strength on the screen along with critical praise and the audience's approval of Svengali, she continued to star in a string of successful films for Warner Bros. including Five Star Final (1931) with Edward G. Robinson, The Mad Genius (1931) with Barrymore, The Road to Singapore (1931) with William Powell, Beauty and the Boss (1932) with Warren William, and Under 18 (again with William).
    In 1931, after appearing in a number of short films, Marsh landed one of her most important roles in Svengali opposite John Barrymore.
    More Details Hide Details Marsh was chosen by Barrymore, himself, for the role of "Trilby". Barrymore, who had selected her partly because she resembled his wife, coached her performance throughout the picture's filming. Svengali was based on the 1894 novel Trilby written by George du Maurier. A popular play, likewise entitled Trilby, followed in 1895. In the film version, which Warner Bros. had retitled Svengali, Marsh plays the artist's model Trilby, who is transformed into a great opera star by the sinister hypnotist, Svengali. The word "Svengali'" has entered the English language, defining a person who, with sometimes evil intent, tries to persuade another to do what he desires.
  • 1928
    Age 14
    Violet attended Le Conte Junior High School and Hollywood High School. In 1928 Violet was approached by silent screen actress Nance O'Neil who offered her speech and movement lessons, and with her sister Jean's help, Violet soon entered the movies.
    More Details Hide Details She secured a contract with Pathé where she was featured in many short subjects under the name Marilyn Morgan. She was seen in a small roles in Howard Hughes's classic Hell's Angels (1930) and Eddie Cantor's lavish Technicolor musical Whoopee! (1930). Not long afterwards, she was signed by Warner Bros. and her name was changed to Marian Marsh.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1913.
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