Marjorie Woodworth (Marjorie Woodworth)

Marjorie Woodworth

Actress, Model. A glamorous blonde, she had a brief but significant film career in the 1940s. The only child of a middle class family, she was raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, attended the University of Southern California (USC) where she appeared in amateur theatrical productions, and made her 1938 silver screen bow with a cameo in “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”. Marjorie had a few more small roles, established herself as a favorite model for Maybelline cosmetics, and was spotted by Hal Roach who gave her her first significant film part in the 1941 “Road Show”. She had her initial starring turn in the comedy “Broadway Limited”, and though the piece was essentially a flop, she continued to receive some good assignments. Marjorie starred in the 1941 “Niagara Falls”, “Brooklyn Orchid”, “Flying With Music”, “Dudes Are Pretty People”, and “Two Mugs from Brooklyn” (all 1942), and the 1943 “Yanks Ahoy”, and during the War was a popular GI pin-up girl, entertained troops in Arizona, and even authored a few columns for her friend Walter Winchell, but in 1943 left Roach and though she continued performing she saw herself relegated to smaller parts in such fare, some of it quite successful, as 1944’s “A Wave, a WAC, and a Marine”, the 1945 “Sally O’Rourke”, and 1947’s “A Double Life”. In 1947 she married Michael C. Kosturick (1917-2002), an old friend from USC, and essentially dropped from view. She earned one final credit with a bit part in the 1954 “It Should Happen to You” and lived out her days in Southern California. A few of her movies including “Broadway Limited” are preserved. Some sources give her birth year as 1920. (bio by: Bob Hufford)  Family links:  Parents:  Clyde Cyril Woodworth (1890 – 1965)  Flora Marguerite Zier Woodworth (1890 – 1980)

Born

  • June, 05, 1919
  • USA

Died

  • August, 08, 2000
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Inglewood Park Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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