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Marian Marsh

One of the early sound era's most attractive young leading ladies, doll-faced Marian Marsh enjoyed a short yet significant film career as the star of several memorable 1930s melodramas opposite some of the cinema's best, most charismatic lead actors. Her youthful, wide-eyed innocence combined with an innate delicacy to make a storybook heroine who was the perfect counterbalance to the licentious characters who often menaced her on film. So successful was she as a damsel in distress that she quickly became typecast, which impeded her development as an actress and helped bring her film career to a premature end. The youngest of four children of a German chocolate manufacturer and his British wife, the future star was born Violet Ethelred Krauth on October 17, 1913, on the island of Trinidad, British West Indies. When World War I ruined his business, Mr. Krauth moved the family to Massachusetts, where his children developed an appreciation for the arts and theater.

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Oct 17, 1913 In Trinidad, British West Indies
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fashion News 1928-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie House of Errors 1942-04-10
Known For
Poster of A Girl of the Limberlost
Poster of A Man of Sentiment
Poster of Beauty and the Boss
Movie House of Errors Florence Randall 1942-04-10
Movie Murder by Invitation Nora O'Brien 1941-06-30
Movie Gentleman from Dixie Margaret Terrill 1941-09-02
Movie Missing Daughters Josie Lamonte 1939-05-22
Movie A Desperate Adventure Ann Carrington 1938-08-05
Movie Prison Nurse Judy 1938-03-02
Movie When's Your Birthday? Jerry Grant 1937-02-19
Movie The Great Gambini Ann Randall 1937-06-24
Movie Youth on Parole Bonnie Blair 1937-10-04
Movie Saturday's Heroes Francis 1937-10-08
Movie Lady of Secrets Joan Whittaker 1936-02-21
Movie Counterfeit Verna Maxwell 1936-05-25
Movie The Man Who Lived Twice Janet Haydon 1936-09-25
Movie Come Closer, Folks Peggy Woods 1936-11-07
Movie The Black Room Thea Hassel 1935-07-15
Movie Crime and Punishment Sonya 1935-11-22
Movie Over the Garden Wall Mary 1934-01-01
Movie The Prodigal Son Lilian Williams 1934-09-06
Movie A Girl of the Limberlost Elnora Comstock 1934-10-14
Movie Daring Daughters Terry Cummings 1933-03-23
Movie The Eleventh Commandment Corinne Ross 1933-03-25
Movie Notorious But Nice Jenny Jones 1933-08-04
Movie A Man of Sentiment Julia Wilkens 1933-09-15
Movie Beauty and the Boss Susie Sachs 1932-04-09
Movie Alias the Doctor Lotti Brenner 1932-03-06
Movie Strange Justice Rose Abbott 1932-10-07
Movie The Sport Parade Irene Stewart 1932-11-11
Movie Svengali Trilby O'Farrell 1931-05-22
Movie Under Eighteen Margie Evans 1931-01-02
Movie The Road to Singapore Rene March 1931-10-10
Movie The Mad Genius Nana Carlova 1931-11-07
Movie Whoopee! Harriett Underwood (uncredited) 1930-10-05
Movie Hell's Angels Girl Selling Kisses 1930-11-15
Movie The Naughty Flirt Kay's Friend (uncredited) 1930-12-17
Movie The Sophomore Minor Role (uncredited) 1929-08-24
Movie Fashion News Self (1930) (as Marilyn Morgan) 1928-11-06
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