Marilyn Maxwell
American actress
Marilyn Maxwell
Marilyn Maxwell, born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was an American actress and entertainer. Noted for her blonde hair and sexually alluring persona, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope.
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Teacher Andy Wright led Sarasota High School musicians to success - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Wright's skill on the piano and trombone led to him touring the country for more than two years with the Shep Fields Band and landing on the same bill as Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell and the Ink Spots. The pay jumped quite a bit from his teenage days to
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Noir City: Chicago features 16 flicks that shed light on gritty genre - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
“New York Confidential” (3:30, 9:30 pm Saturday): Once thought lost, this 1955 noir features Broderick Crawford as a mob kingpin whose life is complicated by an unruly hit man (Richard Conte), a restless mistress (Marilyn Maxwell) and a fragile
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Interview: Alan K. Rode Brings 'Noir City' to Chicago's Music Box Theatre - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
[laughs] Then you have Marilyn Maxwell, who was a real glamour queen and Bob Hope's main squeeze on all those USO shows, and then a young Anne Bancroft, who left Hollywood because she was tired of playing Indians and acting in [B-movies like] “Gorilla
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Unlikely leading man Charles Laughton; TCM's Summer Under The Stars icon Aug. 7 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also starring Walter Brennan, Brian Donlevy and Marilyn Maxwell, Stand by for Action involves Harvard-educated Lieutenant Gregg Masterman (Taylor) and his superior officer Rear Admiral Stephen 'Old Ironpants' Thomas (Laughton), who are cruising through
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Rex Bell Jr Dead at 76: Son of Clara Bow and Rex Bell - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
At that time, Paramount producer Lyles used faded stars — and children of faded stars — in his series of B Westerns: Stage to Thunder Rock features Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Lon Chaney Jr, Wanda Hendrix, and John Agar; in addition to Chaney
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Feature - The quest for something more - CathNews
Google News - over 5 years
Marilyn Maxwell is one of 46 oblates from across Australia. Married with five adult children and 11 grandchildren, she lives in Sydney, New South Wales, and works part-time, teaching senior secondary students with special education needs
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Mobile Society - Press Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Marilyn Maxwell Strout RINGTONES are quickly becoming one of the best ways to customize your phone and make it special. Whether it's switching every person in your phonebook list to their own unique ringtone or just wanting a wide selection to choose
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Jay Livingston, 86, Who Wrote Hit Songs With Ray Evans for the Movies, Dies
NYTimes - over 15 years
Jay Livingston, the pop composer and lyricist who collaborated with Ray Evans on three movie songs that won Academy Awards -- ''Mona Lisa,'' ''Que Será, Será'' and ''Buttons and Bows'' -- died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 86 and lived in Los Angeles. In their heyday in the 1940's and 50's the team of Livingston and Evans turned out songs for
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Ruth Roman, 75, Glamorous and Wholesome Star, Dies
NYTimes - over 17 years
Ruth Roman, a screen actress who parlayed her electrically charged combination of sexiness and wholesomeness into Hollywood stardom in the late 1940's and 50's, died on Thursday at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif. She was 75. She died in her sleep, said her son, Richard Hall. After her breakout role opposite Kirk Douglas in Stanley Kramer's
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 19 years
A Korean War romance set in Hong Kong, a memorable look at the Deep South, a low-budget Hollywood knockout and a sci-fi special lend luster to the television movie menu this week. The radiant urban panorama of Hong Kong during the Korean War doesn't dim the intelligence of Henry King's LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (1955). Despite the
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; At Wits' End: Algonquinites in Hollywood
NYTimes - about 24 years
BY 1935, Dorothy Parker had abandoned the life of a New York sophisticate for that of a Hollywood screenwriter, but the sunshine did nothing to mellow her caustic outlook. As she wrote in a letter back east to Alexander Woollcott, her friend from the old days of the Algonquin Round Table, "Aside from the work which I hate like holy water, I love it
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TELEVISION; Sinatra: The Idol, The Institution, The Mini-Series
NYTimes - over 24 years
Tina Sinatra removed her sunglasses and sat down to lunch at the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue: fried eggs, burned bacon and a lot of filter-tipped cigarettes. She laughed, but just a little. "I don't know why, but when I'm in New York I want breakfast." She made it sound like the Last Supper. Tired eyes, comfort food and nicotine, but with an
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Review/Television; The Life, Death and Secrets of Rock Hudson
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Having spent most of his life trying to keep his homosexuality secret, Rock Hudson ended up having his AIDS-related death sensationalized internationally. No more hiding. The all-American guy, the very image of handsome ruggedness, was gay. Ironically, his death was a turning point in the strenuous efforts by concerned citizens, especially
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WASHINGTON TALK: BRIEFING; Remember Wonsan?
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The problems the Navy is encountering with mines in the Persian Gulf have old Navy hands in the Pentagon recalling a similarly frustrating episode during the Korean War. In October 1950, the Navy was assigned to put marines ashore to capture the port of Wonsan in North Korea, which first required clearing mines from the approach areas. The
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A COLLECTION OF FILM FAVORITES
NYTimes - over 32 years
YEARS ago, when Hartford's State Theater was referred to as ''New England's Showplace,'' Bill Schnebeeli was the backstage manager. Although much time has passed since that popular vaudeville house became a part of history, Mr. Schnebeeli is still showing movies. In Falls Village, a quiet community in the northwest part of the state, Mr.
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Theater; SAVOY'S 'STOMPIN' ROCKS BRIDGEPORT
NYTimes - about 35 years
''STOMPIN' '' is a new show created for the Downtown Cabaret Theater, only it's not as new as some might say it is. Its creators, who both worked with Claude McNeal, the D.C.T.'s first artistic director, have produced their own version of the sort of show he used to stage in Bridgeport. While he built his pastiches of music and slides around
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marilyn Maxwell
    FIFTIES
  • 1972
    Age 50
    In 1972, Maxwell's 15-year-old son arrived home from school and found her dead at the age of 50 of an apparent heart attack, after she had been treated for hypertension and pulmonary disease.
    More Details Hide Details Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Jack Benny were honorary pallbearers at her funeral.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 38
    Maxwell's six-year marriage to writer/producer Jerry Davis ended in 1960.
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  • 1956
    Age 34
    Her only child, Matthew, was born to Maxwell and Davis in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details According to Arthur Marx's Bob Hope biography The Secret Life of Bob Hope, Hope's long-term affair with Maxwell was so open that the Hollywood community routinely referred to her as "Mrs. Bob Hope." Maxwell also had a multi-year affair with Frank Sinatra, as detailed in Alex Gibney's 2015 documentary on Sinatra for HBO, All or Nothing At All.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 28
    Her second marriage, to restaurateur Anders McIntyre, lasted just over a year, from January 1, 1950, until they were divorced March 23, 1951.
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  • 1944
    Age 22
    Maxwell married three times, each marriage ending in divorce. In September 1944, she married actor John Conte; they divorced in June 1946.
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  • 1942
    Age 20
    She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1942 as a contract player.
    More Details Hide Details Among the programs in which she appeared were Beat the Band and The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958). The song "Silver Bells" made its debut in The Lemon Drop Kid, sung by Maxwell and Hope. Maxwell appeared twice as a singer in the second season (1955–56) of NBC's The Jimmy Durante Show. On May 16, 1957, she guest starred on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. In the 1961–62 television season, Maxwell played Grace Sherwood, owner of the diner on ABC's 26-episode Bus Stop, a drama about travelers passing through the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado. She left the series after 13 episodes, saying, "There was nothing for me to do but pour a second cup of coffee and point the way to the men's room."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1921.
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