Marie Prevost

Born Nov 8, 1898

Marie Prevost was a Canadian-born film actress. During her twenty year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures. Prevost began her career during the silent film era. She was discovered by Mack Sennett who signed her to contract and made her one of his "Bathing Beauties" in the late 1910s. Prevost appeared in dozens of Sennett's short comedy films before moving on to feature length films for Universal. In 1922, she signed with Warner Bros.… Read More

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1896 Birth Born on November 8, 1896.
1900 3 Years Old In 1900, Hughlina gave birth to another daughter, Marjorie. … Read More


1915 18 Years Old While living in Los Angeles, Prevost attended Manual Arts High School. By 1915, Prevost landed a job as a secretary at a law firm which represented the Keystone Film Company. … Read More


1918 21 Years Old 1 More Event
As her career was beginning to rise, Prevost married socialite Henry Charles "Sonny" Gerke in June 1918. … Read More
1919 - 1920 2 More Events
1921 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1921, Prevost wanted to move on to another studio. … Read More
1922 25 Years Old While at Universal, Prevost was still relegated to light comedies. After her contract expired, Jack L. Warner signed her to a two-year contract at $1500 a week at Warner Bros. in 1922. … Read More
1923 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 1923, Sonny Gerke, Prevost's first husband filed for divorce. … Read More
In spite of the bad publicity, Prevost's performance in The Beautiful and Damned brought good reviews. Director Ernst Lubitsch chose her for a major role opposite Adolphe Menjou in 1924's The Marriage Circle. … Read More
…  She was also beset with personal problems, including the death of her mother in 1926 and the breakdown of her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan in 1927, which fueled her depression. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Adding to her depression was the end of her marriage to Kenneth Harlan - the two separated in 1927. … Read More
1929 - 1932 4 More Events
1933 36 Years Old Frank Prevost died in September 1933 and bequeathed Marie $1.
1934 37 Years Old By 1934, she had no work at all and her financial situation deteriorated dramatically. … Read More


On January 21, 1937, Prevost died of acute alcoholism at the age of 38.
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