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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 April 1898Peoria, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 7 April 1961Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameMarian Driscoll

Mini Bio (1)

The daughter of a coal miner, Marian was born to Daniel and Anna Driscoll in Peoria, Illinois. As a young adult, Marian gave music lessons and sang in the choir at her Catholic church. She married her childhood sweetheart Jim Jordan on August 31, 1918. They were to have two children, Kathryn and James. Marian's greatest professional success was during America's golden age of radio. As "Molly McGee" she played opposite her husband's character "Fibber" in the popular radio comedy "Fibber McGee and Molly", which ran from 1935 to 1959. Her movie roles were based upon the "Molly" character.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

Spouse (1)

Jim Jordan (31 August 1918 - 7 April 1961) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Began radio acting career with her husband in 1920's on a bet made by her brother-in-law.
Her character's fictional radio/movie address was 79 Wistful Vista.
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) movies, starring Harold Peary, were based upon the radio series of the same name, which was a spinoff from Marian's and Jim's "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio show.
Jim and Marian Jordan's "Fibber McGee and Molly" (on NBC from 1935 to 1959) was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
Fibber McGee and Molly were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1500 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Mother of Jim Jordan.

Personal Quotes (2)

Heavenly days, McGee!
Tain't funny, McGee!

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