Marshall Thompson

Marshall Thompson

Film/tv Actor
Born Nov 27, 1925

Marshall Thompson was an American film and television actor. He was born James Marshall Thompson in Peoria, Illinois. In 1943 Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal Pictures. He played quiet, thoughtful teens in Universal's feature films, including a lead opposite singing star Gloria Jean in Reckless Age, earning $350 weekly.… Read More

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1925 Birth Born on November 27, 1925.


1943 17 Years Old In 1943, Thompson, known for his boy-next-door good looks, was signed by Universal Pictures. … Read More


1946 20 Years Old During 1946, Universal discharged most of its contract players; that same year, Thompson moved to MGM and his film roles steadily increased and improved with appearances in The Clock and the lead in Gallant Bess, MGM's first film in Cinecolor. Thompson became a freelance actor in the 1950s and worked for various studios on a variety of pictures, including a number of horror and science-fiction feature films; this included the role of Carruthers in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), one of the two films that would later inspire the plot for director Ridley Scott's 1979 big budget feature Alien.


1959 33 Years Old Thompson also starred in the short-lived (13-episodes) 1959 syndicated science fiction TV series World of Giants. … Read More
1960 34 Years Old He also guest starred as Arthur Poe in the 1960 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Wayward Wife." … Read More
1965 39 Years Old In 1965 he returned to MGM for the lead in the comedy-adventure film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965), playing a veterinarian in Africa. … Read More


1992 67 Years Old Marshall Thompson died in 1992 from congestive heart failure at age 66 in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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