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Margaret Early

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Margaret Early (December 25, 1919 – November 29, 2000) was an American film actress who was active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. She is best remembered for her endearing Southern charm. Lon McCallister, Marjorie Riordan, William Terry, Cheryl Walker, Margaret Early and Michael Harrison in Stage Door Canteen (1943) Born on Christmas Day 1919 into a devout Baptist family, she grew up on a farm near Birmingham, Alabama. During her youth she often appeared in religious plays at her church particularly in Christmas pageants. She came to Hollywood with her father on a business trip and was asked to try out for a role in a Beverly Hills Little Theatre production where Gregory La Cava saw her perform. Eventually, she was signed with RKO. Her Southern accent was called "as sweet and thick as cream," in a column by Donald Kirkley for The Baltimore Sun. Her first screen role came in Stage Door (1937) opposite Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Adolphe Menjou. Her next role came at Warner Bros. Studios playing Spring Byington's daughter in Jezebel (1938) opposite the likes of George Brent, Bette Davis, and Fay Bainter. She later became a freelance actress and found herself working in various roles at such studios as RKO, Warner Bros., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Her other screen roles include parts in Judge Hardy and Son (1939), Strike Up The Band (1940), Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941), and Stage Door Canteen (1943). She made her last screen appearance in Cinderella Jones (1946). She spent the remainder of her days living in Laguna Beach, California being active in the Baptist church and the Republican party. She was good friends with Cheryl Walker, Mickey Rooney, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Laraine Day, Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, Joel McCrea, and Dennis Morgan. On November 29, 2000, Margaret Early died at her home in Laguna Beach, California, from congestive heart failure at age 80. She is interred at Pacific View Memorial Park, Bayview Terrace, Corona del Mar, California.


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Born:
Dec 25, 1919 In Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the movie Jezebel 1938-03-19
Latest Project:
Movie Cinderella Jones 1946-03-09
Known For
Poster of Cinderella Jones
Poster of Judge Hardy and Son
Poster of Swing That Cheer
Poster of Jezebel
Filmography
Movie Cinderella Jones Bashful Girl 1946-03-09
Movie Stage Door Canteen Ella Sue 1943-06-24
Movie To the Shores of Tripoli Susie 1942-11-09
Movie Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Clarabelle Lee 1941-02-21
Movie Forty Little Mothers Eleanor 1940-04-26
Movie Strike Up the Band Annie 1940-09-27
Movie Judge Hardy and Son Clarabelle V. Lee 1939-12-22
Movie Jezebel Stephanie Kendrick 1938-03-19
Movie Swing That Cheer Betty Wilson 1938-10-13
Movie The Young in Heart Adela Jennings 1938-07-06
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