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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 March 1919Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Date of Death 10 January 1987Kirkland, Washington, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameMarion Thornburg
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Band vocalist of the 40s who appeared in a few films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Vic Schoen (4 December 1954 - 10 January 1987) (her death)
Jack Douglas (15 July 1949 - 20 November 1954) (divorced) (1 child)
Jack Philbin (30 September 1940 - 9 July 1949) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Older sister of Betty Hutton.
She sang with the Modernaires who performed with the Glen Miller Orchestra.
In her late fifties, she went back to school, receiving two psychology degrees (including a master's degree in family counseling) and subsequently found employment at a local hospital.
Had a longstanding problem with addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs, seeking treatment in 1965. Later devoted her energies to helping alcoholics and establishing treatment programs in California prisons. In 1981 she founded Residence XII, a treatment center for female alcoholics in Kirkland, and was its executive director.
Her father, a railroad worker, abandoned the family when Marion was only four-years-old. In order to support her two daughters, her mother opened a small speakeasy in their home. Marion and Betty would often sing and dance to earn a few nickels.

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