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Marion Davies (1897–1961)


Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly well. Once her formal education had ended, Marion ... See full bio »

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 1937 Ever Since Eve
Marge Winton
 1936 Hearts Divided
Betsy Patterson
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Loretta
 1934 Operator 13
Gail Loveless
 1933 Going Hollywood
Sylvia Bruce
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Blondie
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Polly
 1931 Five and Ten
Jennifer Rarick
 1931 It's a Wise Child
Joyce Stanton
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Antoinette 'Tony' Flagg
 1930 The Florodora Girl
Daisy
 1929/II Marianne
Marianne
 1929/I Marianne
Marianne
 1928 The Five O'Clock Girl
Patricia Brown
 1928 The Cardboard Lover
Sally
 1927 The Fair Co-Ed
Marion
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
Tillie Jones
 1927 The Red Mill
Tina
 1926 Beverly of Graustark
Beverly Calhoun
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Fely / Anne
 1925 Zander the Great
Mamie Smith
 1924 Janice Meredith
Janice Maredith
 1924 Yolanda
Princess Mary / Yolanda
 1923 Adam and Eva
Eva King
 1923 The Pilgrim (Short)
Congregation Member (uncredited)
 1922 The Young Diana
Diana May
 1922 Bride's Play
Enid of Cashel / Aileen Barrett
 1921 Enchantment
Ethel Hoyt
 1921 Buried Treasure
Pauline Vandermuellen
 1920 The Restless Sex
Stephanie Cleland
 1920 April Folly
April Poole
 1919 The Cinema Murder
Elizabeth Dalston
 1919 The Dark Star
Rue Carew
 1919 Getting Mary Married
Mary Bussard
 1919 The Belle of New York
Violet Gray
 1918 The Burden of Proof
Elaine Brooks
 1918 Cecilia of the Pink Roses
Cecilia
 1917 Runaway, Romany
Romany
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Former showgirl in the famed Ziegfeld Follies. Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marion Davis

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[upon seeing Gloria Swanson's performance in Sunset Blvd. (1950)] None of us floozies was ever that zonked! See more »

Trivia:

The character of Susan Alexander Kane played by Dorothy Comingore in Citizen Kane (1941) was based on her. She liked to do puzzles and this hobby was incorporated into the character. See more »

Trademark:

Her offscreen stutter

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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