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Brenda Marshall Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 September 1915Island of Negros, Philippines
Date of Death 30 July 1992Palm Springs, California, USA  (throat cancer)
Birth NameArdis Ankerson

Mini Bio (1)

Brenda wanted to be a film actress, all right; it's just that she didn't want to be Brenda Marshall. Throughout her years in Hollywood, she insisted that her friends and coworkers address her not by her studio-fabricated cognomen, but by her given name of Ardis Ankerson (with the addition of the surname of her first husband, Gaines). A Warner Bros. contractee of the early 1940s, Ankerson/Marshall did her best work opposite Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk (1940) and Footsteps in the Dark (1941). From 1941 through 1973, Brenda Marshall was married to actor William Holden, a curious union that evidently soured early on (Holden's friends blamed Marshall, and vice versa), and was distinguished by extended separations and numerous extracurricular romances.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: chow sin ying(michellemcsy@hongkong.com)

Spouse (2)

William Holden (12 July 1941 - 1971) (divorced) (2 children)
Richard Gaines (31 May 1937 - 18 June 1940) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

Was the mother of Virginia Holden, by her first marriage to Richard Gaines. Virginia was adopted by step-father William Holden. Marshall & Holden had two sons - Scott Holden (born May 2, 1946) and Peter West Holden (born Nov 17, 1943). While Marshall & Holden remained married for 30 years, most of it was spent separated from each other while involved in various other romances.
Ex-sister-in-law of Richard P. Beedle and Robert Beddle.

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