|Date of Birth||3 January 1897 , Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||22 September 1961 , Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer)|
|Birth Name||Marion Cecelia Douras|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Had she been without Hearst's backing, she possibly could have been more successful. He was more of a hindrance than a help. Hearst had tried to push MGM executives to hire Marion for the role of Elizabeth Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). Louis B. Mayer had other ideas and hired producer Irving Thalberg's wife, Norma Shearer instead. Hearst reacted by pulling his newspaper support for MGM without much impact. By the late 1930's Hearst was suffering financial reversals and it was Marion who bailed him out by selling off $1 million of her jewelry. Without her the Hearst Corporation might not be where it is today. Hearst's financial problems also spelled the end to her career. Although she had made the transition to sound, other stars fared better and her roles became fewer and further between. In 1937, a 40 year old Marion filmed her last movie, Ever Since Eve (1937). Out of films and with the intense pressures of her relationship with Hearst, Marion turned to more and more to alcohol. Despite those problems, Marion was a very sharp and savvy business woman. After the death of Hearst in 1951, Marion married for the first time at the age of 54, to Horace Brown. The union would last until she died of cancer on September 22, 1961 in Los Angeles, California. She was 64 years old.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson
Marion started lots of charities including a children's clinic that is still operating today. She was very generous and was loved by everyone who knew her. She went through a lot, even getting polio in the 1940's. She developed cancer of the jaw and died in 1961.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: <GYPSY63635@aol.com>
|Horace G. Brown||(31 October 1951 - 22 September 1961) (her death)|