• Margaret Campbell

    1883 - 1939

    Margaret Campbell (1883 - 1939)

    Broadway actress and wife of veteran actor Josef Swickard, their son confessed to her murder. She appeared in revivals of Hamlet (1912) and The Merchant of Venice (1913). She followed her husband, Josef Swickard, into films in the late 1910s and was usually cast as rather grand ladies. Retiring from the screen at the advent […]

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  • Margaret Dumont

    1882 - 1965

    Margaret Dumont (1882 - 1965)

    Margaret Dumont was born Daisy Juliette Baker in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of William and Harriet Anna (née Harvey) Baker. As a child, she lived in the South, where she was mainly raised by her godfather, writer Joel Chandler Harris. She grew to stand 5′ 9″ (1.75 m). Margaret Dumont trained as an operatic singer […]

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  • Margaret Early

    1919 - 2000

    Margaret Early (1919 - 2000)

    Born on Christmas Day 1919 into a devout Baptist family she grew up on a farm in rural Alabama. During her youth she often appeared in religious plays at her church particularly in Christmas pageants. In the 1930s she did stage work and later found herself working in movies. Her first screen role came in […]

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  • Margaret Fiedler Irving

    1898 - 1988

    Margaret Fiedler Irving (1898 - 1988)

    Actress. She started in silent screen motion pictures in 1923. Her last movie was the 1955 film “The People’s Choice.” (bio by: Graving Queen of the OC)

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  • Margaret Field

    1922 - 2011

    Margaret Field (1922 - 2011)

    Actress. Born Margaret Morlan, for three decades she was featured in films and televison under the name Margaret Field and was the mother of two-time Oscar winner actress Sally Field. During World War II, she moved to Pasadena, California, was discovered by a talent scout, took a screen test and was signed to a contract […]

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  • Margaret Floy Washburn

    1871 - 1939

    Margaret Floy Washburn (1871 - 1939)

    Born July 25, 1871 in New York City, Margaret Floy Washburn was raised in Harlem by her father Francis, an Episcopal priest, and her mother, Elizabeth Floy, who came from a prosperous New York family. Her ancestors were of Dutch and English descent and were all in America before 1720. Washburn was an only child; […]

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  • Margaret Fogarty Rudkin

    1897 - 1967

    Margaret Fogarty Rudkin (1897 - 1967)

    Businesswoman. Born Margaret Fogarty in Manhattan, New York, she was an enterprising lady noted as one of the great business leaders of her time. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and then spent nine years working in New York before marrying Wall Street Broker Henry Rudkin in 1923. In 1929, the same year […]

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  • Margaret Fuller

    1810 - 1850

    Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

    Sarah Margaret Fuller was born May 23, 1810, in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the first child of Timothy Fuller and Margaret Crane Fuller. She was named after her paternal grandmother and her mother; by the age of nine, however, she dropped “Sarah” and insisted on being called “Margaret”. The Margaret Fuller House, in which she was born, […]

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  • Margaret Gibson

    1894 - 1964

    Margaret Gibson (1894 - 1964)

    By her own account Margaret Gibson’s parents had worked in show business. She began her stage career at the age of 12, apparently when her father left and she remained as the sole means of support for her mother. Gibson appeared on the Pantages Vaudeville Circuit for over two years. In 1909 she became a […]

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  • Margaret Greville

    1863 - 1942

    Margaret Greville (1863 - 1942)

    Born as Margaret Helen Anderson, Margaret Greville was the daughter of William McEwan (1827-1913), a brewery multimillionaire, who later was elected as an M.P. (Member of Parliament). Her mother was Helen Anderson (1835/1836–1906), but she was not married to William when Margaret, their daughter was born. In fact, it was not until 1885, when Margaret […]

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  • Margaret Hamilton

    1902 - 1985

    Margaret Hamilton (1902 - 1985)

    American character actress, best known for her legendary role as “The Wicked Witch of the West” in the 1939 MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz,” which was ranked #4 on the American Film Institute’s villains list of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. Hamilton had a long career on stage and screen, often playing spinsters […]

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  • Margaret Hassan

    1945 - 2004

    Margaret Hassan (1945 - 2004)

    Margaret Hassan was born Margaret Fitzsimons in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, to parents Peter and Mary Fitzsimons. However, soon after the end of World War II her family moved to London, England, where she spent most of her early life and where her younger siblings were born. At the age of twenty seven, she married […]

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  • Margaret Hayes

    1916 - 1977

    Margaret Hayes (1916 - 1977)

    Hayes was born in Baltimore, Maryland (some sources say Pottsville, Pennsylvania). Her father was Jack Lewis Ottenheimer, a “musician, theatrical man and joke book writer.” (Some sources say that he was a real estate broker.) While a student at Forest Park High School, she joined the Emerson Cook Stock Company to gain more acting experience. […]

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  • Margaret Hughes

    1970 - 1719

    Margaret Hughes (1970 - 1719)

    Actress. Also known as ‘Peg’, she was the first recorded actress on the English stage. Before her time, only boys and men were allowed to play female roles. Her ground-breaking debut was as ‘Desdemona’ in a 1660 performance of William Shakespear’s “Othello”. Diarist Samuel Pepys records how, in the late 1660’s, he was delighted to […]

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  • Margaret Illington

    1879 - 1934

    Margaret Illington (1879 - 1934)

    Margaret Illington ill-ing-ton (July 23, 1879 – March 11, 1934) was a stage actress popular in the first decade of the 20th century. She later made an attempt at silent film acting by making two films with Adolph Zukor’s Famous Players-Lasky franchise. After her film and theater career were over she settled down as the […]

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  • Margaret John

    1926 - 2011

    Margaret John (1926 - 2011)

    Margaret John was born in Swansea, as a child she wanted to be a nurse or vet, but she could not stand the sight of blood. She occasionally acted at school with her sister Mair. Spotted while acting in a chapel pagent competition, after an audition John trained at the London Academy of Music and […]

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  • Margaret L. Reid

    1903 - 1965

    Margaret L. Reid (1903 - 1965)

    Actress. She appeared in The Sentimental Bloke (1919), Sleepy Lagoon (1943) and It Happened One Night (1934). She was previously married to screenwriter David Hertz.

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  • Margaret L. Reid

    1903 - 1965

    Margaret L. Reid (1903 - 1965)

    Actress. She appeared in The Sentimental Bloke (1919), Sleepy Lagoon (1943) and It Happened One Night (1934). She was previously married to screenwriter David Hertz.

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  • Margaret Leighton

    1922 - 1976

    Margaret Leighton (1922 - 1976)

    Born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Margaret Leighton made her stage debut as Dorothy in Laugh With Me (1938), which was also performed that year for BBC Television. She became a star of the Old Vic. Her Broadway debut was as the Queen in Henry IV (1946) starring Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson during a visit […]

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  • Margaret Lindsay

    1910 - 1981

    Margaret Lindsay (1910 - 1981)

    Actress. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hew York, she traveled to England and made her stage debut in 1931. Mistaken as being British due to her convincing English accent, she made her screen debut in Universal’s production of “The Old Dark House” (1932). Signed to Warner Bro.s Studios, she returned to […]

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  • Margaret Livingston

    1895 - 1984

    Margaret Livingston (1895 - 1984)

    Margaret Livingston (November 25, 1895 – December 13, 1984) was an American film actress, most notable for her work during the silent film era. She was sometimes credited as Marguerite Livingston or Margaret Livingstone. She remains best known today as “the Woman from the City” in F.W. Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two […]

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  • Margaret Lockwood

    1916 - 1990

    Margaret Lockwood (1916 - 1990)

    She was born Margaret Mary Lockwood Day in Karachi, British India, to an English administrator of a railway company and his Scottish wife. Margaret Lockwood’s family returned to the United Kingdom when she was a child, along with her brother. She attended Sydenham High School for girls, and a ladies’ school in Kensington, London. She began […]

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  • Margaret Mann

    1869 - 1941

    Margaret Mann (1869 - 1941)

    Actress. Scottish-born stage and motion picture figure of the 1910s to the 1930s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Margaret McWade

    1872 - 1956

    Margaret McWade (1872 - 1956)

    Actress. She started out her entertainment career in Vaudeville, appearing along with actress Margaret Seddon in a comedy act billed as the “Pixilated Sisters”. With the advent and growing popularity of motion pictures, she began in 1914 to appear in features produced by the Edison Film Company. She eventually acted in 104 films, often playing […]

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  • Margaret Pellegrini

    1923 - 2013

    Margaret Pellegrini (1923 - 2013)

    Margaret Pellegrini Margaret Pellegrini (September 23, 1923 – August 7, 2013) was an American actress, vaudeville performer and dancer, best known for playing one of the munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Until her death in 2013, she was one of the three surviving munchkins, the other two being Jerry Maren and […]

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  • Margaret Seddon

    1872 - 1968

    Margaret Seddon (1872 - 1968)

    Actress. Did an vaudeville act with Margaret McWade: known as the “Pixilated Sisters.”  (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Margaret Shelby

    1900 - 1939

    Margaret Shelby (1900 - 1939)

    Actress. Daughter of Charlotte Shelby, sister of Mary Miles Minter. She is well remembered as ‘Countess of Crex” in “The Amazing Impostor.” (1919) She died of chronic alcoholism. Originally buried in ‘The Garden Of Honor’ a private and locked section at Forest Lawn (Glendale), in the 1950s Mary Miles Minter had her remains cremated and […]

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  • Margaret Suckley

    1891 - 1991

    Margaret Suckley (1891 - 1991)

    Suckley was born December 20, 1891, at Wilderstein, the family home of Robert Bowne Suckley and Elizabeth Philips Montgomery in the Hudson Valley. She was the fourth of seven children, and a sixth cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Generally called “Daisy” by those close to her, Suckley grew up at Wilderstein, where she was a […]

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  • Margaret Sullavan

    1909 - 1960

    Margaret Sullavan (1909 - 1960)

    Actress. Remembered as the first wife of actor Henry Fonda, she was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, She attended numerous private schools while growing up, studying drama.  She performed with the Harvard University Players and began her acting career with the Broadway play “A […]

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  • Margaret Tallichet

    1914 - 1991

    Margaret Tallichet (1914 - 1991)

    Motion Picture Actress. Best known for her role in the influencial 1940 film-noir “Stranger on the Third Floor.” Other film appearances include “A Star is Born” (1937), “A Desperate Adventure” (1938), “Girl’s School” (1938), “The Devil Pays Off” (1941), and “It Started With Eve” (1941). She was a contender for the coveted role of ‘Scarlett […]

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