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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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 1931 It's a Wise Child
Joyce Stanton
 1929/II Marianne
Marianne
 1929/I Marianne
Marianne
 1928 The Five O'Clock Girl
Patricia Brown
 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 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
 1920 The Restless Sex
Stephanie Cleland
 1920 April Folly
April Poole
 1919 The Cinema Murder
Elizabeth Dalston
 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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Chin Chin [A Modern Aladdin]. Musical/fantasy. Book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside. Lyrics by Anne Caldwell and James O'Dea. Music by Ivan Caryll Musical Director: William E. MacQuinn. Directed by R.H. Burnside. Globe Theatre: 20 Oct 1914- 3 Jul 1915 (295 performances). Cast: Charles T. Aldrich (as "Abanazar"), Helen ... 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:

With me it was 5% talent and 95% publicity. See more »

Trivia:

In 1993, the family of Patricia van Cleve (wife of actor Arthur Lake) revealed, upon her death, that she was actually the child of Marion and William Randolph Hearst. Van Cleve had been raised by Davies' sister Rose and had always been introduced as her niece and Lake as her nephew. See more »

Trademark:

Her offscreen stutter

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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