Marsha Hunt
Actress
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Virginia Hunt is an American film, theater, and television actress who was blacklisted by Hollywood movie studio executives in the 1950s.
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In Cry Havoc we mostly have MGM contract players being patriotic on Bataan, including Margaret Sullavan, Marsha Hunt, Frances Gifford, and MGM's answer to Blondell, Ann Sothern, in addition to Fay Bainter, Ella Raines, Diana Lewis, and Heather Angel
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City native grateful for Encore article - Nashua Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
Thank you to writer George Pelletier for allowing me to talk about actress Marsha Hunt's struggle with the blacklist and why her story is so important to me. Marsha was a celebrity activist long before the term was ever coined
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Backbeat Coventry What a ride on the 2-Tone tour - Coventry Telegraph
Google News - over 5 years
In the second part of our extracts from Pauline Black's book Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir the legendary singer talks about performing with Blondie, being interviewed in LA by 60s fashion icon Marsha Hunt and how Hollywood actress Bette Midler came
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Cummins' CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Google News - over 5 years
Also participating this morning is Tim Solso, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tom Linebarger our President and Chief Operating Officer; Marsha Hunt, our Vice President and Corporate Controller. Pat Ward, our Chief Financial Officer cannot be
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Mick Jagger estrena nueva banda - El Economista.com.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Sin embargo, tuvo que enfrentar otras vivencias con la actriz Marsha Hunt, quien le hizo juicio por la paternidad de Karis, con el tiempo lo ganó, y Jagger tuvo que pasarle mil 500 dólares semanales por concepto de alimentos
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 5 years
8 P.M. (TCM) LITERARY ROMANCE Turner Classic Movies presents five films adapted from beloved novels, starting with ''Pride and Prejudice'' (1940), the Jane Austen classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England, the better to produce an heir to save the family farm. Greer Garson plays Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest, most
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Lifelong Whittier resident moves for first time at age 87 - Whittier Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
When Carriger returned to Camp Perry in Ohio, he had the pleasure of showing Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt around the base. "My wife was so jealous that I had the honor of showing her around, I didn't hear the end of it," Carriger said
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FEI Names 2011-2012 Board of Directors - Compliance Week (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Marsha Hunt, vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Cummins, will now serve as national vice chair. Hunt, an FEI member since 2000, has been a trustee of FERF for seven years (2004-2011), as well as a member of the FEI Hall of
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Study shows preschool's benefits are long-lasting - Rome News Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Moss and Marsha Hunt, director of college counseling at the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, will lead a workshop titled “The Utility of Networking” at the ACCIS Summer Institute at Occidental College in Pasadena, Calif., on June 19
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Al Martinez: Film actress lost career in scare, but won the war - Los Angeles Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
I thought about him the other day as I was probing the memories of actress/activist/volunteer Marsha Hunt who, at a lively 93, has plenty to show for it. She fought for America's civil liberties as much as if she were a warrior on the front lines of
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Las `canas al aire´ - quien.com
Google News - almost 6 years
El líder de los Rolling Stones mantuvo una relación con Marsha Hunt en 1968 y de ahí nació Karis en 1970, sin embargo el cantante no reconoció su paternidad hasta años después. Por si fuera poco, en 1999 unos jueces le ordenaron hacerse la prueba de
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Gregory Peck Gets a Stamp - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
It was hard to believe it was 11 am on a Thursday morning – there was Sidney Poitier, James Darrin, Nancy Olson Livingston, Felicia Farr Lemon, Sally Kellerman, Jimmy Smitts, Marsha Hunt, Tony Danza and that was just the audience
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 6 years
8 P.M. (ABC) THE BACHELORETTE While the two remaining bachelors sweat out the dwindling days until Ali presents the final rose, the season's spurned players -- including Kirk, who was dumped before the overnight dates in Tahiti, and the infamously tattooed Kasey -- reunite to dish the dirt on competing for her affections. Not present: Mr. Rated R
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Waldo Hunt, King of the Pop-Up Book, Dies at 88
NYTimes - about 7 years
On the flat, foursquare pages of a printed book, Waldo H. Hunt could part the Red Sea. He could make hearts beat, lungs fill and bones rattle. He could make dinosaurs rear up, ships set sail and bats quiver in belfries. An advertising man turned novelty-book packager, Mr. Hunt was almost single-handedly responsible for the postwar revival of the
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Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt, Nights Are Noir in Fog City
NYTimes - about 10 years
The orange and blue neon lights of the Castro Theater shone blurrily on the damp asphalt beneath the crisscrossing catenary wires of the streetcars. The words on the marquee in the Friday night gloom, read: ''Marsha Hunt: In Person.'' Ms. Hunt made more than 50 movies before her career was wrecked in 1950 by the Hollywood blacklist. One of them, a
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 12 years
And, No Doubt, Chris Will Be There, Too ''ALFIE,'' which had its premiere at the Ziegfeld on Monday night, is the story of a playboy, so we were delighted to be able to snare MICK JAGGER -- who has no small knowledge of the terrain -- in the lobby. Mr. Jagger was wearing a skinny suit, maroon shirt and red scarf, and his manner was the exact
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BOOKS OF STYLE; Before the List
NYTimes - over 13 years
THE WAY WE WORE Styles of the 1930's and 40's and Our World Since Then. By Marsha Hunt. Fallbrook Publishing Ltd., 1993. $49.95. MARSHA HUNT began working in 1936 when she was 17, one year out of Horace Mann in Manhattan. Fifty-four films later, her career came to a quiet halt, as Roger Memos, associate producer of a documentary about the Hollywood
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marsha Hunt
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 95
    In 2013, Hunt debuted a clip of a song she wrote 40 years earlier titled "Here's to All Who Love" about love and same-sex marriage. Sung by Glee star Bill A. Jones the clip immediately went viral. It will be featured in Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity, an upcoming documentary about her life. The documentary was scheduled to debut at the Palm Springs and Santa Barbara International Film Festivals in January 2015.
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  • 2008
    Age 90
    In 2008, Hunt appeared in a short film noir, The Grand Inquisitor, as Hazel Reedy, the could-be widow of one of America's most infamous unapprehended serial killers.
    More Details Hide Details http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235426/ The film premiered at the 6th annual Noir City Film Festival in San Francisco.
  • 2006
    Age 88
    Hunt played Elizabeth Lyons in a 2006 movie, Chloe's Prayer.
    More Details Hide Details http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419639/ She produced the CD Tony London: Songs From the Heart with the Page Cavanaugh Trio that includes two of the fifty songs that Hunt has composed.
  • 1997
    Age 79
    In 1997 she appeared as Ethel Thayer in the Santa Susana Repertory Company's production of On Golden Pond.
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  • 1988
    Age 70
    On February 8, 1988, she appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, in the episode "Too Short a Season" as Anne Jameson, wife of an admiral who took an age reversing drug.
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  • 1983
    Age 65
    Hunt was named honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, California in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details In 1993, her book The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then was published by Fallbrook Publishing. http://articles.latimes.com/1993-12-19/news/vw-3343_1_hollywood-s-golden-age Hunt still identifies as a political liberal, and is very concerned with such issues as global pollutionhttp://articles.latimes.com/2000/sep/20/local/me-23688, worldwide poverty, peace in third world nations http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jul/24/local/me-58240, and population growth. In 1955, after a trip opened her eyes to the issue of hunger in the Third World, Hunt gave speeches throughout the United States, encouraging Americans to join the fight against starvation in the Third World by joining the United Nations Association. Also dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness at home, Hunt was a founder of the "San Fernando Valley Mayor's Fund for the Homeless" and helped to open one of the first homeless shelters in the San Fernando Valley. Hunt also raised funds for the creation of "Rose Cottage", a day care shelter for homeless children, and served for many years on the Advisory Board of Directors for the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, a large non-profit, where she advocates for adults and children affected by homelessness and mental illness.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 53
    In 1971, she appeared in the movie Johnny Got His Gun, written by fellow blacklist member, Dalton Trumbo, playing the mother of the title character portrayed by Timothy Bottoms.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 44
    In 1962 she appeared in the season-nine episode of Gunsmoke titled "The Glory and the Mud"
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  • 1960
    Age 42
    Following her semi-retirement in 1960, Hunt appeared in small roles in five films and numerous television shows, including an episode of the ABC medical drama Breaking Point.
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    She appeared in six films during the next three years before announcing her semi-retirement in 1960.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 39
    In 1957, her career began to pick up.
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  • 1950
    Age 32
    After the publication of Red Channels in 1950, work became scarce for Hunt and Presnell.
    More Details Hide Details Hunt had worked steadily from 1935 until 1949, appearing in 52 films. In 1944 she polled seventh in a list by exhibitors of "Stars of Tomorrow". After being blacklisted, Hunt appeared in only three films during the next eight years. Agencies and producers agreed to deem all one hundred and fifty "unemployable". That actually began the blacklist practice, ending all our careers and livelihoods in broadcasting. I don't know that the movie studios would have blacklisted me if Red Channels hadn't named me and made them think I might be a Communist. So to play safe, they put me on their secret blacklist... I think by 1950 it was clear that the whole of show business was under political siege. But, miraculously, the Broadway stage was spared. People were not denied work on the Broadway stage. Movies, radio and television were overcome, but the theatre was not. When I was unable to work in any of the blacklist media, I could always do a play in stock, around the country.
  • 1948
    Age 30
    The publication claimed that her leanings were made evident by her supposedly subversive actions, including: asking the Supreme Court to review the convictions of John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo; recording a message in support of a rally organized by the Stop Censorship Committee in 1948; signing a statement in 1946 issued by the Hollywood Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions; and speaking at rally organized by the Progressive Citizens of America http://www.culture-of-peace.info/apm/chapter4-11.html in 1946.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 29
    On Oct 26, 1947, Hunt took part in Hollywood Fights Back, a star-studded radio program, co-written by her husband, protesting the activities of HUAC.
    More Details Hide Details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6HpeyPjYxI. The next day Hunt flew with a group of about 30 actors, directors, writers, and filmmakers (including John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Danny Kaye), to Washington to protest the actions of HUAC. When she returned to Hollywood just three days later, things had changed. She was asked to denounce her activities if she wanted to find more work – she refused. In 1950, Hunt was named as a potential Communist or Communist sympathizer (along with 151 other actors, writers and directors) in the anti-Communist publication Red Channels.
  • 1946
    Age 28
    Hunt married her second husband, screenwriter and radio director Robert Presnell, Jr., in 1946.
    More Details Hide Details They remained together until his death in 1986 at 71. Film Meet John Doe (1941)---bert's wife
  • 1941
    Age 23
    In 1941, Hunt signed a contract with MGM, where she remained for the next six years.
    More Details Hide Details During this period she had starring roles in 21 films, including The Penalty (1941) opposite Lionel Barrymore, Panama Hattie (1942) opposite Ann Sothern and Red Skelton, and in the war drama Pilot No. 5 (1943) in which she was cast as the love interest of Franchot Tone. Disturbed by the actions of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Hunt and her husband, screenwriter Robert Presnell, Jr.http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0696189/, became members of the Committee for the First Amendment.
  • 1938
    Age 20
    Hunt is Methodist. She married Jerry "Jay" Hopper, assistant head of the editing department at Paramount, in November 1938. The marriage ended in divorce in 1945.
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    Paramount declined to renew Hunt's contract in 1938, and she spent a few years starring in B-films produced by Republic and Monogram, before winning a supporting role in MGM's These Glamour Girls (1939) opposite Lana Turner and Lew Ayres.
    More Details Hide Details Other roles in major studio productions soon followed, including supporting roles as Mary Bennet in MGM's version of Pride and Prejudice (1940) and as Martha Scott's surrogate child Hope Thompson in Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 19
    Among her more notable films from this period was the 1937 western Born to the West, co-starring John Wayne.
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  • 1935
    Age 17
    Between 1935 and 1938, she made 12 pictures at Paramount and two "loan-outs" at RKO and 20th Century Fox.
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    In June 1935, at 17, Hunt signed a contract with Paramount Pictures, making her film debut in The Virginia Judge later that same year.
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  • 1934
    Age 16
    Hunt's family moved to New York City when she was young and began performing in school plays and church functions. She graduated from the Horace Mann High School for Girls in 1934, at 16.
    More Details Hide Details After graduation, Hunt's parents wanted to her to pursue a college degree, but Hunt, unable to "locate a single college or university in the land where you could major in drama before your third year", instead found work modeling for the John Powers Agency and began taking acting classes at the Theodora Irvine Studio for the theatre.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born Marcia Virginia Hunt, on October 17, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, she later changed the spelling of her first name to Marsha.
    More Details Hide Details She was the younger of two girls born to Earl Hunt, who worked as a lawyer, and later, a Social Security Administrator. Minabel Hunt, her mother, worked as a vocal teacher and organist. Hunt recalled many years later, I lucked into the most fortuitous, warm, constructive kind of family context imaginable. My father was a top scholar, a Phi Beta Kappa. My mother was a voice coach and accompanist of singers in the concert and opera fields. We didn't have the term "liberated woman", but my mother certainly was... They were brought up, both, in the state of Indiana, which is now called the Bible Belt. They were wholesome, they neither smoked nor drank, and they never used the Lord's name in vain. I never heard a four-letter word. It didn't exist in my wholesome family setting.
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