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Mary Brian (1906–2002)

Dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures", Mary Brian started life as Louise Byrdie Datzler. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, and went to high school in Dallas. Her widowed mother had big plans for young Louise and took her to California in 1923, with the intention of getting her into the film business. After several unsuccessful attempts, a bathing... See full bio »

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 1954-1955 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Janet Archer
- The Christmas Story (1955) ... Janet Archer
- The Personality Test (1954) ... Janet Archer
- The Pain in the Neck (1954) ... Janet Archer
- The Fortune Teller (1954) ... Janet Archer
- President of the Garden Club (1954) ... Janet Archer
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- My Double (1953)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Jensen
- The Doctor Prescribes (1952) ... Mrs. Jensen
 1943 Danger! Women at Work
 1943 Calaboose
Doris Lane
 1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks
Frances 'Frankie' Ricks
 1937 Navy Blues
Doris Kimbell
 1936 Killer at Large
Linda Allen
 1936 Three Married Men
Jennie Mullins
 1936 Spendthrift
Sally Barnaby
 1936 Two's Company
Julia Madison
 1936 Once in a Million
 1934 College Rhythm
Gloria Van Dayham
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
Mary Vernon
 1934 Private Scandal
Fran Somers
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Muriel Ross aka Muriel Rossi
 1933 Fog
Mary Fulton
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Sally Upton
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Elsa Kranzmeyer
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Diane Cromwell
 1933 Girl Missing
June Dale
 1933 Hard to Handle
Ruth Waters
 1932 Manhattan Tower
Mary Harper
 1932 The Unwritten Law
Ruth Evans
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Janet Porter McClenahan
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 The Runaround
 1931 Homicide Squad
 1931 Gun Smoke
Sue Vancey
 1931 Captain Applejack
Poppy Faire
 1930 Only Saps Work
Barbara Tanner
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 The Social Lion
Cynthia Brown
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Sweetheart (Dream Girl)
 1930 Only the Brave
Barbara Calhoun
 1930 Burning Up
Ruth Morgan
 1930 The Kibitzer
Josie Lazarus
 1929 The Man I Love
Celia Fields
 1929 Black Waters
 1928 Someone to Love
Joan Kendricks
 1928 Varsity
 1928 Forgotten Faces
Alice Deane
 1928 The Big Killing
Old Man Beagle's Daughter, Mary Beagle
 1928 Partners in Crime
Marie Burke, The Cigarette Girl
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim
Lucy Watson
 1927 Shanghai Bound
 1927 Man Power
Alice Stoddard
 1927/I Running Wild
Elizabeth Finch
 1927 Knockout Reilly
Mary Malone
 1927 High Hat
 1927 Her Father Said No
Charlotte Hamilton
 1926 Stepping Along
Molly Taylor
 1926 Prince of Tempters
 1926 More Pay - Less Work
Betty Ricks
 1926 Paris at Midnight
Victorine Tallefer
 1926 Behind the Front
Betty Bartlett-Cooper
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Hallie Purdy
 1925 The Street of Forgotten Men
Mary Vanhern
 1925 The Little French Girl
Alix Vervier
 1925 The Air Mail
Minnie Wade
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Stage: Appeared in US tour of "Three After Three".

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[on working with William Haines in Brown of Harvard] When his friend, Jimmy Shields, used to come on the quite often to see him, I think I just took it for granted. See more »


Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »


The Sweetest Girl in Pictures

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