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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1898 Birth Born on November 8, 1898.


1919 - 1920 2 More Events
1921 22 Years Old Initially cast in numerous minor comedic roles as the sexy, innocent young girl, she worked in several films for Sennett's studio until 1921 when she signed with Universal. … Read More
1922 23 Years Old While at Universal, Prevost was still relegated to light comedies. After her contract expired, Jack Warner signed her to a two year contract at $1500 a week at Warner Bros. in 1922. … Read More
1923 24 Years Old Prevost, fearful of the bad publicity a divorce would cause, would stay secretly married to Gerke until 1923.
1924 25 Years Old 1 More Event
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
1926 27 Years Old Just as her career was blossoming, Prevost's mother was killed in an automobile accident while traveling in Florida with actress Vera Steadman, another Canadian friend, and Hollywood studio owner, Al Christie in 1926.
1927 28 Years Old Devastated by the loss of her only remaining parent, Prevost began drinking heavily and developed an addiction to alcohol. Her marriage to Harlan ended in a 1927 divorce. … Read More


1934 35 Years Old By 1934, she had no work at all and her financial situation deteriorated dramatically. … Read More
1937 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1937, it was discovered that Prevost's estate was valued at only $300 prompting the Hollywood community to create the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital to provide medical care for employees of the television and motion picture industry. … Read More
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