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Overview (2)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Beverly Hills, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Marty Martyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1903. His birth name was Morris Kolinsky, and he was the son of Ukrainian-born parents, Philip and Rebecca Kolinsky. His father operated a clothes press in a tailor shop. Marty grew up in Philadelphia before moving with his younger sister, Florence, to New York, where, under the name Marty Kolinsky, he once lived in a brownstone apartment building at 108 West 69th St. Working as a dancer, he appeared in a Broadway production called "Gay Paree" in 1925. He only appeared in one film, "Night After Night," which starred George Raft. Martyn may have had a line that was cut from the final film, which would explain why his name appears in the credits even though he has no apparent lines in the version that reached theaters. Frustrated as a performer, Martyn opened the Marty Martyn Agency and became a successful talent agent. Among his clients was Glenn Ford. He had four marriages, one biological daughter and five stepchildren. He died in hospital in 1964, while suffering from leukemia. Immediate cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage. His widow, Margaret, was the niece of 20th Century-Fox president Spyros P. Skouras.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Miles-10

Trivia (2)

One of his four wives, Margaret Skouras Curti, was the daughter of Charles P. Skouras and niece of Spyros Skouras, who were both major 20th Century Fox executives. The substantial home where Martyn lived in the late 1950s, 825 Roxbury Drive, was Margaret's home and had belonged to her father as recently as nine months before her marriage to Marty in 1955.
The marriage certificates for Martyn's marriage to his fourth wife, Margaret, on 23 July 1955, list the bride's and groom's names differently on each record to indicate the different names they had used. Four records, all with the same file number (47768), show the marriage of Marty Kolinsky to Margaret Curti (her name from her first marriage), Marty Kolinsky to Margaret Skouras (her birth name), Marty Martyn to Margaret Curti, and Marty Martyn to Margaret Skouras.

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