Alan Marshal Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (heart attack)
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Marshal was born on January 29, 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Garden of Allah (1936) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). He was married to Mary Grace Borel. He died on July 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Spouse (2)

Mary Grace Borel (1938 - 13 July 1961) (his death) (1 child)
? (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

A handsome, brunette, mustachioed Australian-born actor in the George Brent tradition who bolstered many femme stars in late 30s romantic dramas, including Greta Garbo and Irene Dunne.
Suffered from a chronic nervous condition which ended his film career, forcing him to return to the theater.
Died of a heart attack while appearing on the Chicago stage with Mae West in "Sextette". The play was made into a movie ( Sextette (1978) ) with Timothy Dalton in Marshall's stage role.
Original casting choice for Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Worked on stage in his native Australia before his move to Hollywood.
Friend of James Stewart.
Among his favorite hobbies were photography, painting (both watercolour and oil), playing tennis and cycling.
Physically not dissimilar to Errol Flynn, though not possessed of the same physical presence, and cast in much more sedate and conventional leading man roles.
Worked in Hollywood at MGM and under contract for David O. Selznick.
Disliked the studio system, especially being loaned out to other studios for inferior B-pictures.
Helped raise millions of dollars by touring the U.S. during World War II, selling Treasury Bonds.

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