Mary Brian
American actor
Mary Brian
Mary Brian was an American actress and movie star who made the transition from 'silents' to 'talkies'.
Biography
Mary Brian's personal information overview.
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Five Things You Need to Know in Mansfield for August 8 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
This week's Silver Screen Classic at Showcase Cinema De Lux in Foxboro is "The Amazing Adventure", a 1936 comedy starring Cary Grant & Mary Brian. Admission is just $2 and includes soda and popcorn. Interested in a follow-up to this article?
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New work from Christopher Banahan - Galway Advertiser
Google News - almost 6 years
The show includes several new works by Mr Banahan, including his interpretations of movie icons such as Mary Brian, Greta Garbo, and Liz Taylor. Mr Banahan will also have a studio clearance sale of paintings on Saturday June 4 from 2pm to 6pm,
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Brown of Harvard (1926) - Gayworld.be
Google News - almost 6 years
Zijn kamergenoot Jim (Jack Pickford) is gek op hem, waardoor het verhaal een zeer homo-erotisch is. Jim ziet duidelijk veel liever zijn kamergenoot dan zijn vriendin Mary (Mary Brian). Tom is ook zeer trouw aan Jim
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Still true blue - but Labour makes gains - Basingstoke Gazette
Google News - almost 6 years
A by-election was called in the ward after Mary Brian resigned earlier this year to care for her husband, who has Alzheimer's. Conservative new boy Stephen Peach claimed Winklebury despite a strong challenge from former Labour ward member Lea Jeff
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Conservatives keep Basingstoke but Labour gain seats - BBC News
Google News - almost 6 years
Labour newcomer Shelly Phelps, aged 24, won her seat in the Popley East ward, taking over from the previous Labour councillor Mary Brian, who stood down this year. Ms Phelps said she felt "a bit nervous" and "excited" about winning her seat
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Election day for Basingstoke and Deane - Basingstoke Observer
Google News - almost 6 years
Twenty seats are being contested across Basingstoke borough, including the Popley East by-election following the resignation of Cllr Mary Brian. The council's website holds a full list of wards up for election. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has
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Jerome J. 'Romy' Keehan - Herald Times Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
He is survived by his wife of 56 years: Marian; five children: Mark (Wendy) Keehan, Brookfield, Wis., James Keehan, Manitowoc, Jerome G. (Lynn) Keehan, Manitowoc, Anne (Patrick) Plekan, Manitowoc, Mary (Brian) Repitz, Kewaunee, Wis.;
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Mercy Sister Mary Brian Anderson Dies - Georgia Bulletin
Google News - almost 6 years
BALTIMORE—Sister Mary Brian Anderson, a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who was a nurse and administrator of several health care institutions in Baltimore and Atlanta, died April 16 at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Baltimore. She was 87
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Paid Notice: Deaths MEEHAN, JACK
NYTimes - over 6 years
MEEHAN--Jack, on August 29, 2010. Born July 3, 1926 in Cordal Castle Island, Co. Kerry, IRL. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Kathleen Murphy Meehan. Loving father of Cathy Wray, Mary (Brian) Neville and Thomas (Noreen) Meehan. Proud grandfather of Caitlin, Emily and Patrick Meehan and Shannon, Kevin and Kelly Neville. Family will
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Paid Notice: Deaths REILLY, JOHN J
NYTimes - over 6 years
REILLY--John J. (Jack), 77, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2010 surrounded by loved ones. A Yorkville, Manhattan native, Jack graduated from Regis High School and Fordham University before embarking on a long career as a Systems Engineer for IBM. Jack fought with the 223rd Infantry Regiment, 40th Division during the Korean War and was an
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Mary Brian, 96, an Actress in Silent Films and the Talkies
NYTimes - about 14 years
Mary Brian, a film star and memorable ingénue who bridged the silent and early sound eras, died on Monday in Del Mar, Calif. She was 96 and lived in Los Angeles. Between ''Peter Pan'' in 1924 and ''Dragnet'' in 1947 Ms. Brian appeared in 82 films. Petite, with blue-gray eyes and dark-brown curls, she was one of Hollywood's romantic leading ladies
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TV WEEKEND; Pill-Popping Max Loses to Lawrence Welk Again
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Plays rarely get better when they move from stage to television, but Neil Simon's reworked ''Laughter on the 23rd Floor'' is richer and funnier than the Broadway version that got a middling reception eight years ago. Like the play, the new Showtime film is a behind-the-scenes look at the days, in the early 1950's, when Mr. Simon was a writer for
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FAMILY FARE; 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens
NYTimes - about 17 years
Tomorrow morning many children will have their eyes and hearts set on toyland. But there's another way to celebrate Christmas that involves nature's gifts: the New York City Parks Commissioner, Henry J. Stern, calls it ''a guided tour through birdland.'' It's the Christmas Bird Count at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, Queens.
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CRITICS' CHOICES; CABLE TV
NYTimes - almost 32 years
-hour, Atlanta-based Goliath, is becoming more and more reliable for its variety of sensibly scheduled vintage films. Here is part of this week's Georgia movie menu available to New Yorkers. Sunday at 1:40 P.M.: Martin Ritt's ''Hud'' (1963), a harshly powerful adult drama of Texans (not the ''Dallas'' kind), with Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Brian
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2002
    Age 96
    Died on December 30, 2002.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 45
    She played in the stage comedy Mary Had a Little in the 1951 in Melbourne, Australia, co-starring with John Hubbard.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s, Brian had something of a career in television, most notably playing the title character's mother in Meet Corliss Archer (1954). She also dedicated a lot of time to portrait painting in her retirement years. Though she was engaged numerous times and was linked romantically to numerous Hollywood men, including Cary Grant and notorious womaniser Jack Pickford, Brian had only two husbands: magazine illustrator Jon Whitcomb (for six weeks, beginning May 4, 1941) and film editor George Tomasini (from 1947 until his death in 1964). After retiring from the screen for good, she devoted herself to her husband's career; Tomasini worked as film editor for Hitchcock on the classics Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960). She died of heart failure at age 96 in Del Mar, California. She is interred in the Eternal Love Section, Lot 4134, Space 2, Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles, overlooking Burbank.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1944
    Age 38
    She spent Christmas of 1944 with the soldiers fighting the Battle of the Bulge.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in only a handful of films thereafter. Her last performance on the silver screen was in Dragnet (1947), a B-movie in which she played Anne Hogan opposite Henry Wilcoxon. Over the course of 22 years, Brian had appeared in more than 79 movies.
  • 1937
    Age 31
    Brian was absent from the screen from 1937 to 1943.
    More Details Hide Details During World War II, she entertained servicemen in the South Pacific and in Europe.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 30
    In 1936, she went to England and made three movies, including The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss in which she starred opposite Cary Grant, to whom she became engaged at one stage.
    More Details Hide Details Her final film of the 1930s was Affairs of Cappy Ricks although she auditioned unsuccessfully for the part that would go to Janet Gaynor in A Star is Born.
  • 1932
    Age 26
    After her contract with Paramount ended in 1932, Brian freelanced.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she appeared on the vaudeville stage at New York's Palace Theatre. Also in the same year, she starred in Manhattan Tower. Other movie roles include Murial Ross, aka Murial Rossi, in Shadows of Sing Sing (1933), in which she received top billing, Gloria Van Dayham in College Rhythm (1934), Yvette Lamartine in Charlie Chan in Paris (1935), Hope Wolfinger, W. C. Fields’s daughter, in Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), Sally Barnaby in Spendthrift (1936) opposite Henry Fonda, and Doris in Navy Blues (1937), in which she received top billing.
  • 1928
    Age 22
    In 1928, she played ingenue Alice Deane in Forgotten Faces opposite Clive Brook, her sacrificing father, with Olga Baclanova as her vixen mother and William Powell as Froggy.
    More Details Hide Details Forgotten Faces is preserved in the Library of Congress. Her first talkie was Varsity (1928), which was filmed with part-sound and talking sequences, opposite Buddy Rogers. After successfully making the transition to sound, she co-starred with Gary Cooper, Walter Huston and Richard Arlen in one of the earliest Western talkies, The Virginian (1929), her first all-talkie feature. In it, she played a spirited frontier heroine, schoolmarm Molly Stark Wood, who was the love interest of the Virginian (Cooper). Brian co-starred in several hits during the 1930s, including her role as Gwen Cavendish in George Cukor’s comedy The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) with Ina Claire and Fredric March, as herself in Paramount's all-star revue Paramount on Parade (1930), as Peggy Grant in Lewis Milestone’s comedy The Front Page (1931) with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1926
    Age 20
    She worked with Brenon again in 1926 when she played Isabel in P. C. Wren's Beau Geste starring Ronald Colman.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she made Behind the Front and Harold Teen.
    She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, along with Mary Astor, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores del Río, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray.
    More Details Hide Details During her years at Paramount, Brian appeared in more than 40 movies as the lead, the ingenue or co-star.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1906.
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