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Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or perhaps her intelligence too often disguised a genuine ... See full bio »

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 2008 Empire State Building Murders (TV Movie)
Norah Strinberg
 2008 The Grand Inquisitor (Short)
Hazel Reedy
 2006 Chloe's Prayer
Elizabeth Lyons
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
- The Affair (1986) ... Harriet
 1986 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Cora Walsh
- Cora's Stranger (1986) ... Cora Walsh
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Elvira Tree
- Sticks and Stones (1985) ... Elvira Tree
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
- The Shooting (1983) ... Elizabeth
 1981 Terror Among Us (TV Movie)
 1974-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Hines / Dr. Partch / Mrs. Griffiths
- Breaking Point (1975) ... Mrs. Hines
- Sniper (1975) ... Dr. Partch
- Requiem for C.Z. Smith (1974) ... Mrs. Griffiths
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Sylvia Brent
- The Right to Die (1975) ... Sylvia Brent
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Eve Mendenhall
- The Confetti People (1975) ... Eve Mendenhall
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Movie)
Doctor Gehlen
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun
Joe's Mother
 1970-1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Judge Kline / Sissy Cardwell
- The Riddle in Room Six (1971) ... Judge Kline
- Little Dog, Gone (1970) ... Sissy Cardwell
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Celia Fulton
- We May Be Better Strangers (1970) ... Celia Fulton
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellows
- The Daredevil Gesture (1970) ... Mrs. Bellows
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Claudia Loring
- Goodbye Harry (1969) ... Claudia Loring
 1969 Fear No Evil (TV Movie)
Mrs. Varney
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Dorothy Kingsland
- Along Came a Spider (1968) ... Dorothy Kingsland
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Bennett
- The Lush Life (1967) ... Mrs. Bennett
 1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Aunt Cecile Blackman
- The Aunt Who Came to Dinner (1967) ... Aunt Cecile Blackman
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Southworth
- Hoodlums on Wheels (1966) ... Mrs. Southworth
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Helen Dawson
- A Man, a Maid, and a Marionette (1965) ... Helen Dawson
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Mrs. Ely
- Richard T. Ely (1964) ... Mrs. Ely
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Della Martin
- Die Laughing (1964) ... Della Martin
 1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Henderson
- Spur of the Moment (1964) ... Mrs. Henderson
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Francesca Fields
- ZZZZZ (1964) ... Francesca Fields
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Emily Tillett
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Glory and the Mud (1964) ... Sarah
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Fran Babcock
- And James Was a Very Small Snail (1963) ... Fran Babcock
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Cora Wilcox
- Too Many Strangers (1962) ... Cora Wilcox
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Gloria Bonner
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Jeanie Stone
- The Inquisitors (1961) ... Jeanie Stone
 1957-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Catha Duncan / Dr. Sarah Martin / Julie Reynolds / ...
- The Man from Yesterday (1960) ... Catha Duncan
- Checkmate (1959) ... Dr. Sarah Martin
- Let the Man Die (1958) ... Julie Reynolds
- A Gun Is for Killing (1957) ... Claire Andrews
 1960 The Plunderers
Kate Miller, Hotel Owner
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Kate Moore
- The Prowler (1960) ... Kate Moore
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Martha Chambers
- Circle of Fire (1959) ... Martha Chambers
 1959 Blue Denim
Jessie Bartley
 1959 Grand Jury (TV Series)
- Murder for Insurance (1959) ... Lita
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Blanche Herbert
- Tea Time (1958) ... Blanche Herbert
 1957-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Julie Brennan / Ann Williams
- Time of the Hanging (1958) ... Julie Brennan
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Carolyn Ross
- Stranded (1958) ... Carolyn Ross
 1957 Legend of the Lost (uncredited)
 1957 Bombers B-52
Edith Brennan
 1957 Back from the Dead
Kate Hazelton
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Man of the Law (1957) ... Mary
 1956 No Place to Hide
Anne Dobson
 1955 A Word to the Wives... (Short)
 1954 Diplomatic Passport
Judy Anderson
 1954 With This Ring (Short)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Jane Gordon
- Double Bet (1953) ... Dr. Jane Gordon
 1952 The Happy Time
Susan Bonnard
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Marcia Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- The Secret Front (1951)
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- The Guinea Pigs (1951)
 1950 Danger (TV Series)
- The Hungry Woman (1950)
 1948-1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Kate Brookfield / Janet Wilson / Janet Layton Wilson
- The Willow Cabin (1950) ... Kate Brookfield (uncredited)
- The Storm (1949) ... Janet Wilson
- The Storm (1948) ... Janet Layton Wilson
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 Jigsaw
Mrs. Hartley's Secretary (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
 1948 Raw Deal
Ann Martin
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Martha Gray, Elliott's Secretary
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Constance Scott
 1944 Music for Millions
 1944 None Shall Escape
Marja Pacierkowski
 1943 Lost Angel
Katie Mallory
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Flo Norris
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Marsha Hunt
 1943 Pilot #5
Freddie Andrews
 1942 Panama Hattie
Leila Tree
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Jane Mitchell
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Mary Smith
 1941 Unholy Partners
Gail Fenton
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Pauline Miller
 1941 The Penalty
Katherine Logan
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Hope Thompson
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Agatha Hall
 1940 Flight Command
 1940 Ellery Queen, Master Detective
Barbara Braun
 1940 Women in Hiding (Short)
Jane Taylor
 1940 Irene
Eleanor Worth
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Betty Ainsbridge
 1939 Winter Carnival
Lucy Morgan
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Susan Bowen
 1939 Long Shot
Martha Sharon
 1938 Come On, Leathernecks!
Valerie Taylor
 1937 Born to the West
Judy Worstall
 1937 Thunder Trail
Amy Morgan
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Julia Clemens
 1937 Easy Living
Girl Getting Coat Dropped on Her at Finale (uncredited)
 1937 Murder Goes to College
Nora Barry
 1936 College Holiday
Sylvia Smith
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Claire Patterson
 1936 Easy to Take
Donna Westlake
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Patricia Blakeford
 1936 The Arizona Raiders
Harriett Lindsay
 1936 Desert Gold
Judy Belding
 1935 The Virginia Judge
Mary Lee Calvert
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Parson's Wife") in "The Devil's Disciple" by George Bernard Shaw. Also in cast: Maurice Evans (as "Dick"). New York City Center, NY. See more »

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I remember seeing Joan Crawford sweep into the commissary with a retinue in single file behind her. I thought it was pretty silly, but she was selling Joan Crawford, and she did a better than anyone else. I never learned how to sell Marsha Hunt.


According to the late Colin Briggs, a steadfast writer for "Classic Images", Marcia was called Betty while growing up because the names Marjorie (her sister) and Marcia sounded too much alike. She changed the spelling of her first name to "Marsha" by the time she entered pictures. See more »


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