Marie McDonald

Actress + Singer
Born Jul 6, 1923

Marie McDonald was an American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" and later nicknamed "The Body".

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1923 Birth Born on July 6, 1923.


1940 17 Years Old 1 More Event
At 17, she landed a showgirl role in a 1940 Broadway production at the Earl Carroll Theatre called Earl Carroll's Vanities. … Read More
1942 19 Years Old Marie McDonald's singing voice brought work with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra on his radio show and she later performed with other big bands. In 1942, she was put under contract by Universal Studios and immediately appeared in several minor roles. … Read More


1945 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Her next starring role came when she worked for independent producer Edward Small as the title character in the 1945 screwball comedy Getting Gertie's Garter. … Read More


1956 33 Years Old She suffered multiple miscarriages before adopting two children and giving birth to a daughter, Tina Marie, in 1956. … Read More
1957 34 Years Old She also made headlines when, in 1957, she claimed she was kidnapped by two men.


1965 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, McDonald was found dead of a drug overdose in her Calabasas, California home. … Read More
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