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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
 1929/I Marianne
 1928 The Five O'Clock Girl
Patricia Brown
 1928 Show People
Peggy Pepper / Marion Davies
 1927 The Fair Co-Ed
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
Tillie Jones
 1927 The Red Mill
 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
 1917 Runaway, Romany
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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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 | 20 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marion Davis


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 »


When Davies was in England, she learned that forgotten silent actress Florence Turner, who had been a star at Vitagraph, was destitute, a compassionate Davies paid for her and her mother to return to the United States, put them up in a hotel, and offered Turner a job with her production company. See more »


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