• Marie Cahill

    1874 - 1933

    Marie Cahill (1874 - 1933)

    Actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a popular stage comedienne in touring companies, making her musical debut in Broadway’s “A Tin Soldier” in 1889. She went on to appear in over twenty Broadway musicals before casting for silent films in 1916. Her most noted movie credits include “Gladys’ Day Dreams” (1917), “Judy Forget” […]

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  • Marie Champmesle

    1642 - 1698

    Marie Champmesle (1642 - 1698)

    French Actress. The daughter of an actor, she married actor Charles Chevillet Champmesle in 1666. By 1669, they were both members of the Theatre du Marais in Paris. In 1670, they joined the Hotel de Bourgogne, where she had her first success as Hermione in Jean Racine’s “Andromaque.” It was with great difficulty that Racine’s […]

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  • Marie Champmesle

    1642 - 1698

    Marie Champmesle (1642 - 1698)

    French Actress. The daughter of an actor, she married actor Charles Chevillet Champmesle in 1666. By 1669, they were both members of the Theatre du Marais in Paris. In 1670, they joined the Hotel de Bourgogne, where she had her first success as Hermione in Jean Racine’s “Andromaque.” It was with great difficulty that Racine’s […]

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  • Marie Corelli

    1855 - 1924

    Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924)

    Novelist. Real name Mary Mackay. She pursued a musical career, playing harp and mandolin, before turning to writing. Her novels include “Barrabas” (1893) and “The Sorrows of Satan” (1893). (bio by: julia&keld)  Family links:  Parents:  Charles Mackay (1814 – 1889)  Spouse:  Bertha Vyver (____ – 1941)

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  • Marie Curie

    1867 - 1934

    Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

    Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, in the Russian partition of Poland, on 7 November 1867, as the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława, née Boguska, and Władysław Skłodowski. Maria’s older siblings were Zofia (born 1862), Józef (1863), Bronisława (1865) and Helena (1866).  On both the paternal and maternal sides, the family had […]

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  • Marie Doro

    1882 - 1956

    Marie Doro (1882 - 1956)

    Stage actress from 1901 to 1921, she appeared in: “The Billionaire,” “Clarice,” “Oliver Twist” and “Lilies of the Field.”  She also appeared in 17 silent films including: “The White Pearl,” “Oliver Twist,” “Maid of Mystery,” “Beatrice” and “Sally Bishop.” (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Elliott Dexter (1870 – 1941)

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  • Marie Dorval

    1798 - 1849

    Marie Dorval (1798 - 1849)

    Actress. Also known as Marie Delaunay. she was a French comedic actress who created the role of Adèle d’Hervey in Alexandre Dumas’ “Antony.” Personal friend of Dumas and George Sand. A movie about her life came out in 1973, starring Rosy Varte in the title role. (bio by: amy7252)

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  • Marie Dressler

    1869 - 1934

    Marie Dressler (1869 - 1934)

    Actress.  Born Leila Koerber on Ontario, Canada, Marie Dressler made her first public appearance at the age of five when she appeared as “Cupid” on a pedestal in a church theatrical performance.  She wrote in her memoirs that she was instructed by her father to remain still, but she claims that the stool didn’t and […]

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  • Marie Eline

    1902 - 1981

    Marie Eline (1902 - 1981)

    Actress. Sister of child actress Grace Eline, became known as ‘The Thanhouser Kid.’ Eline appeared in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” (1912) “Looking for Trouble,” (1913) “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (1914)  (bio by: MC)

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  • Marie François Xavier Bichat

    1771 - 1802

    Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771 - 1802)

    Bichat was born at Thoirette in Jura, France. His father was Jean-Baptise Bichat, a physician who had trained at Montpellier and was Bichat’s first instructor. His mother was Jeanne-Rose Bichat, his father’s wife and cousin. He entered the college of Nantua, and later studied at Lyon. He made rapid progress in mathematics and the physical […]

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  • Marie Glory

    1905 - 2009

    Marie Glory (1905 - 2009)

    French Actress. Born Raymonde Louise Marcelle Toully, she was one of the last living silent film performers. She made her film debut in “Le Miracle des Loups” (1924), under the stage name Marie Glory. A versitile performer, she appeared in over 50 films,  among them “Miss Helyett” (1927), “The Count of Monte Cristo” (1929), Le […]

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  • Marie Laurencin

    1883 - 1956

    Marie Laurencin (1883 - 1956)

    Painter.  She became noted for her dreamlike pictures of beautiful women.  Initially influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec and Cubism,  she later developed an individual,  feminine decorative style,  using flat forms and  delicate pastel tones.  Many view her work as 20th Century French painting at its finest.  Laurencin was born in Paris and was trained as a painter […]

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  • Marie Lloyd

    1870 - 1922

    Marie Lloyd (1870 - 1922)

    Music Hall Entertainer. Born Matilda Victoria Wood in Hoxton, London, the eldest of nine children of John Wood, a maker of artificial flowers, and Matilda, a dressmaker. As a girl she organized her sisters and friends into a minstrel groups called the Fairy Bells Minstrels. They toured the local mission halls with a program on […]

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  • Marie Maroldo

    1901 - 1979

    Marie Maroldo (1901 - 1979)

    Actress. Born in France, she was a singer-actress who used her small stature to land performances on vaudeville stages. Relocating to America, she met and married fellow midget performer Johnny Winters, appearing in several silent movies billed as “Lady Little”. She is most noted for her role as one of the singing Munchkins in the […]

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  • Marie McDonald

    1923 - 1965

    Marie McDonald (1923 - 1965)

    Actress, singer, model. Married seven times. She played in ‘The Geisha Boy’ which starred Jerry Lewis. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouses:  Harry Karl (1914 – 1982)  Victor M Orsatti (1905 – 1984)*  Donald F. Taylor (1918 – 1965)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Marie Ney

    1895 - 1981

    Marie Ney (1895 - 1981)

    As a young child Ney went with her family to live in New Zealand. She began her acting career in that country and continued it in Australia. After several years of performing in those two countries she moved back to Britain, where she acted at the Old Vic with many famous actors of the day […]

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  • Marie Prevost

    1898 - 1937

    Marie Prevost (1898 - 1937)

    Actress. Born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, as a child she first moved to Denver, Colorado with her parents and then to Los Angeles, California. She worked as a stenographer, but after many comments about her good looks, she was hired by producer Mack Sennett, who gave her her stage name. She was […]

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  • Marie Prevost

    1898 - 1937

    Marie Prevost (1898 - 1937)

    Actress. Born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, as a child she first moved to Denver, Colorado with her parents and then to Los Angeles, California. She worked as a stenographer, but after many comments about her good looks, she was hired by producer Mack Sennett, who gave her her stage name. She was […]

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  • Marie Triepcke Kröyer

    1867 - 1940

    Marie Triepcke Kröyer (1867 - 1940)

    Noted Artist. Marie Triepcke grew up in Denmark. She wanted to be a painter and studied at art school. In 1889 she married Severin Kröyer. Severin Kröyer was a famous painter with a large circle of friends and wanted to live in grand style. He and Marie spent the winters in Copenhagen and the summers […]

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  • Marie Trintignant

    1962 - 2003

    Marie Trintignant (1962 - 2003)

    Actress. She was born in Paris, France, on January 21, 1962, to French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant and his wife, French film director Nadine Trintignant. Between 1967 and 2003, she appeared in over 57 films, several television series, and several specials. In 1967 she made her debut, opposite her father in the film, “My Love, My […]

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  • Marie Ventura

    1890 - 1954

    Marie Ventura (1890 - 1954)

    Actress.

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  • Marie Walcamp

    1894 - 1936

    Marie Walcamp (1894 - 1936)

    Actress. She made her big-screen debut in “The Werewolf”(1913), and by the 1920s she played in some 100 films. She is best remembered as ‘Mrs. William Carlo’ in “Where Are My Children?(1916). She committed suicide from an overdose of medication. (bio by: MC)

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  • Marie Wilson

    1916 - 1972

    Marie Wilson (1916 - 1972)

    Born in Anaheim, California, Marie Wilson began her career in New York City as a dancer on the Broadway stage. She gained national prominence with My Friend Irma on radio, film and later, television. The show made her a star but typecast her almost interminably as the quintessential dumb blonde, which she played in numerous […]

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  • Marie Windsor

    1919 - 2000

    Marie Windsor (1919 - 2000)

    Windsor, unofficially appointed “Miss Utah of 1939″ by the Chamber of Commerce of Marysvale, Utah, trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya.[a] After working for several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, she began playing feature and lead parts in 1947. The 5’9” actress’s […]

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  • Marie-France Pisier

    1944 - 2011

    Marie-France Pisier (1944 - 2011)

    Actress, Director, Author. She was a popular leading lady during the French “New Wave” era of the 1970s. Born in Dalat, Indochina (now Vietnam), the daughter of a French government official, she spent part of her childhood in New Caledonia before her family settled in Paris prior to her teenage years. She made her film […]

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  • Marie-Joseph Angelique

    1970 - 1734

    Marie-Joseph Angelique (1970 - 1734)

    Folk Figure. Better known simply as Angelique, she was born a black slave of Portuguese descent in New France, later the province of Quebec, where she belonged to a wealthy businesswoman named Therese de Couagne and her husband, Francois Poulin de Francheville. Obtained by de Couagne from French authorities, her purpose was more for breeding […]

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  • Marie-Louise Carven

    1909 - 2015

    Marie-Louise Carven (1909 - 2015)

    Fashion Designer. Long a grande dame of Parisian haute couture, she is remembered as the first to create high fashion for short ladies. Born Carmen de Tommaso, she was told by her mother that her short stature (5’1″) would prevent her from ever being considered ‘sophisticated’ and thus studied architecture and interior design at Paris’ […]

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  • Marietta Canty

    1905 - 1986

    Marietta Canty (1905 - 1986)

    Actress. Born as one of five children, to leading members of Hartford’s African American community and devout members of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, her parents Mary and Henry Canty, laid the foundation for much of the performers later social activism. Her acclaim for performances in theater, radio, motion pictures and television are […]

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  • Marija Leiko

    1887 - 1938

    Marija Leiko (1887 - 1938)

    Actress. A Latvian-born star of German stage and screen, she later fell victim to Stalinist repression. Leiko made her performing debut at Riga’s Apollo Theatre at age 19. In 1908 her lover, actor Janis Guter, was suspected of involvement in the murder of a policeman, and the couple fled to Austria via Denmark.  She studied […]

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  • Marika Rivera

    1919 - 2010

    Marika Rivera (1919 - 2010)

    Dancer, Actress. Following a successful ballet and stage career she earned praise in British movies. Raised in Paris, she was the child of noted Mexican painter Diego Rivera and one of his mistresses, Russian artist Marevna Vorobieff. Rivera never officially claimed her as his daughter, and when he abandoned his family in 1921 Marevna was […]

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