• Marion Barry

    1936 - 2014

    Marion Barry (1936 - 2014)

    Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, […]

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  • Marion Booth

    1843 - 1910

    Marion Booth (1843 - 1910)

    Actress. Performing as Agnes Booth through most of her career during the late 19th century, she was one of the most renowned stage actresses of her time. She emigrated to the United States in 1858 and first performed in San Francisco at age 12 as a child dancer. At age 16, she married Harry Perry […]

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  • Marion Byron

    1911 - 1985

    Marion Byron (1911 - 1985)

    Actress. Born, Miriam Bilenkin in Dayton, Ohio, she made her stage debut at the age of 13 in a Los Angeles production of “Patsy”. In films, she debuted opposite Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” (1928). She also appeared in many Hal Roach screen shorts such as “Girls Demand Excitement” and “Broadway Babies”. Her final […]

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  • Marion Cunningham

    1922 - 2012

    Marion Cunningham (1922 - 2012)

    She was born February 11, 1922 in Los Angeles. Her parents were Joseph Enwright and Maryann (née Spelta) Enright. Her mother was frail. Her father later became an invalid and an alcoholic. She graduated from high school in Los Angeles. She met her future husband in kindergarten. After her 1942 marriage to medical malpractice lawyer […]

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  • Marion Davies

    1897 - 1961

    Marion Davies (1897 - 1961)

    Davies was born Marion Cecilia Douras on January 3, 1897, in Brooklyn, the youngest of five children born to Bernard J. Douras (1857–1935), a lawyer and judge in New York City; and Rose Reilly (1867–1928). Her father performed the civil marriage of Gloria Gould Bishop. Her elder siblings included Rose, Reine, and Ethel. A brother, […]

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  • Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley

    1930 - 1999

    Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (1930 - 1999)

    Fantasy and Science Fiction author and editor and receiver of numerous awards. She created the Darkover series and among many others wrote the highly successful novel “The Mists of Avalon”. She also edited the fantasy short story collections “Sword & Sorceress” and “The Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy Magazine”. Her ashes were to be scattered in […]

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  • Marion Fairbanks

    1900 - 1973

    Marion Fairbanks (1900 - 1973)

    Actress. She was one of “The Thanhouser Twins.” The twins began their career on the stage in such productions as “Alias Jimmy Valentine,” “Mother,” “Salomy Jane,” “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch” and coutless others before they entered films. In 1927 Marion married former Yale football star McCormick Steele, but within a few years the […]

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  • Marion Fairbanks

    1900 - 1973

    Marion Fairbanks (1900 - 1973)

    Actress. She was one of “The Thanhouser Twins.” The twins began their career on the stage in such productions as “Alias Jimmy Valentine,” “Mother,” “Salomy Jane,” “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch” and coutless others before they entered films. In 1927 Marion married former Yale football star McCormick Steele, but within a few years the […]

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  • Marion Lorne

    1883 - 1968

    Marion Lorne (1883 - 1968)

    Marion Lorne was born Marion Lorne MacDougall in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, a small mining town halfway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. She was the daughter of Dr. William Lorne MacDougall, MD, and his wife, Jane Louise (née Oliver), known as “Jennie”. She was born in 1883 (although by the 1920s she had shaved five years off […]

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  • Marion Mack

    1902 - 1989

    Marion Mack (1902 - 1989)

    Marion Mack was born Joey Marion McCreery in Mammoth, Utah. After graduating from high school, she sent a letter and a photograph to director Mack Sennett expressing her desire to be an actress. Sennett’s manager wrote back informing Mack that they would give her an interview if she ever came to Hollywood. Mack, her father […]

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  • Marion Martin

    1909 - 1985

    Marion Martin (1909 - 1985)

    Actress. Dubbed “Hollywood’s blonde menace,” Marion was born Marion Suplee, to a wealthy Bethlehem Steel executive. She attended exclusive schools until the family fortune was wiped out in the stock market crash of 1929. Forced to work, she found employment as a chorine in one of Earl Carroll’s New York stage revues. Florenz Ziegfeld got […]

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  • Marion Morehouse Cummings

    1906 - 1969

    Marion Morehouse Cummings (1906 - 1969)

    Actress. A model and photographer, she was the third wife of poet e. e. cummings.  Family links:  Spouse:  E. E. Cummings (1894 – 1962)

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  • Marisa Del Frate

    1931 - 2015

    Marisa Del Frate (1931 - 2015)

    Actress, Singer. A pretty brunette who was a sought after model in her youth, she went on to a successful career in Italian cinema and television. Raised in the Italian Capital, she was attractive from an early age and got her start in show business by modelling, competing in beauty pageants, and appearing on the […]

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  • Marisa Del Frate

    1931 - 2015

    Marisa Del Frate (1931 - 2015)

    Actress, Singer. A pretty brunette who was a sought after model in her youth, she went on to a successful career in Italian cinema and television. Raised in the Italian Capital, she was attractive from an early age and got her start in show business by modelling, competing in beauty pageants, and appearing on the […]

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  • Marisa Mell

    1939 - 1992

    Marisa Mell (1939 - 1992)

    Actress. With a large number of film and television features to her credit she is probably best remembered for her starring turns in several low budget Italian movies of the late 1960s. Born Marlies Theres Moitzi she was raised in Graz, Austria, and after graduation from high school studied acting in Vienna and was briefly […]

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  • Marisa Merlini

    1923 - 2008

    Marisa Merlini (1923 - 2008)

    Marisa Merlini (6 August 1923 – 27 July 2008) was an Italian character actress active in Italy’s post-World War II cinema. Merlini appeared in over fifty films during her career, which spanned from World War II to 2005. She was, perhaps, best known for her role in the 1953 film Pane, Amore e Fantasia, directed […]

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  • Marisa Raja Gabaglia

    1970 - 2003

    Marisa Raja Gabaglia (1970 - 2003)

    Brazilian Actress, Author, TV Reporter. She appeared in the television series, “Pigmaliao” (1970), in the role of Marisa.

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  • Marit Allen

    1941 - 2007

    Marit Allen (1941 - 2007)

    Marit Allen was born in Cheshire, England on 17 September 1941 to a Norwegian mother and an English father. She was a pupil at Adcote School, an independent girls’ boarding school in Shropshire from 1951 and 1959. She then graduated from the University of Grenoble, in France.  Allen’s career in fashion began in 1961 when […]

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  • Mariuccia Mandelli

    1925 - 2015

    Mariuccia Mandelli (1925 - 2015)

    Mariuccia Mandelli (January 31, 1925 – December 6, 2015) was an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur. Mandelli established her ready-to-wear fashion house, Krizia, in 1954 by bringing suitcases of samples to shops in Milan out of her Fiat 500. The Guardian has called her the “godmother of Italian fashion.”[1] According to the New York Times, […]

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  • Marius Goring

    1912 - 1998

    Marius Goring (1912 - 1998)

    Actor. He was born in Newport (Isle of Wight, England) and died in East Sussex. He began his career on stage in 1925, playing in Old Vic, the Shakesperian repertory. He moved to cinema in 1936, where developed a prolific career as character actor. He is best remembered as ‘Alberto Bravano’ in Mankiewicz film “The […]

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  • Marjorie Bennett

    1896 - 1982

    Marjorie Bennett (1896 - 1982)

    Actress. Born in York, Australia. Died of cancer. Sister of actress Enid Bennett and Catherine Bennett. Appeared in “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955) and “Coogan’s Bluff” (1968).

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  • Marjorie Bennett

    1896 - 1982

    Marjorie Bennett (1896 - 1982)

    Actress. Born in York, Australia. Died of cancer. Sister of actress Enid Bennett and Catherine Bennett. Appeared in “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955) and “Coogan’s Bluff” (1968).

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  • Marjorie C. Craig Crowley

    1912 - 2003

    Marjorie C. Craig Crowley (1912 - 2003)

    Author. Some of her self-help books include “Miss Craig’s Twenty-One Day Shape Up Program for Men and Women” and “Miss Craig’s Face Saving Exercises.” She also wrote “Miss Craig’s Ten Minute a Day Spot Reducing Program” and “Miss Craig’s Growing Up Exeercises.” She was Director of Exercise at Elizabeth Arden Salon, Fifth Ave, New York […]

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  • Marjorie Dale

    1905 - 1994

    Marjorie Dale (1905 - 1994)

    American stage and screen actress of the 1930s and 40s. Appeared in the 1939 crime thriller “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Marjorie Daw

    1902 - 1979

    Marjorie Daw (1902 - 1979)

    Actress. Sister of actor Chandler House. By the time she was 16, Daw was leading lady to Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in such films as “The Knickerbocker Buckaroo” (1918) and “His Majesty the American.” (1919) Daw retired from films when sound came in, (bio by: MC)  Family links:  Spouses:  A. Edward Sutherland (1895 – 1973)*  Myron […]

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  • Marjorie Holliday

    1920 - 1969

    Marjorie Holliday (1920 - 1969)

    Actress. Born in Guin, Alabama, she was a singer and dancer, when she signed a contract with Fox Studio in 1947. A veteran of fifteen films, her credits included “House of Strangers” (1949), “Deadline-U.S.A.” (1952), “Pride of the Yankees” (1952), “The I Don’t Care Girl” (1953) and “Son of Sinbad” (1955). She retired from performing […]

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  • Marjorie Lord

    1918 - 2015

    Marjorie Lord (1918 - 2015)

    In 1935, at the age of 16, Marjorie Lord made her Broadway debut in The Old Maid with Judith Anderson. Her other Broadway appearances came in Signature (1945), Little Brown Jug (1946), and The Girl in the Freudian Slip (1967). Although most of Lord’s success came in television, she said in 1963: “I am primarily a […]

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  • Marjorie Lyman Henderson Buell

    1904 - 1993

    Marjorie Lyman Henderson Buell (1904 - 1993)

    Cartoonist. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born Marjorie Lyman Henderson. She is best remembered for being the creator of cartoon characters ‘Little Lulu’ and her friends including ‘Tubby.’ At the age of 16, she had her first cartoon published. In 1934, she was hired by The Saturday Evening Post as a cartoonist and […]

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  • Marjorie Main

    1890 - 1975

    Marjorie Main (1890 - 1975)

    Born Mary Tomlinson in Acton, Indiana, Main attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, and adopted a stage name to avoid embarrassing her father, Samuel J. Tomlinson (married to Jennie L. McGaughey), who was a church minister. She worked in vaudeville on the Chautauqua and Orpheum Circuits, and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her first film was […]

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  • Marjorie Manners

    1970 - 1970

    Marjorie Manners (1970 - 1970)

    Actress. During the 1940s, she was one enduring performers in B-Western movies. Her many credits included “Outlaws of Boulder Pass” (1942), “Texas to Bataan” (1942), “Tumbleweed Trail” (1942), “Harvest Melody” (1943), “Blazing Frontier” (1943), “Western Cyclone” (1943), “Identity Unknown” (1945), “The Big Show-Off” (1945), “Accomplice” (1946) and “The Burning Cross” (1947). (bio by: John “J-Cat” […]

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