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Marie McDonald (I) (1923–1965)


Kentucky-born Marie McDonald, born Cora Marie Frye in 1923, was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and her grandmother an operatic singer. Her father, on the other hand, was not so artistically inclined, earning a living as a warden at... See full bio »

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Known For

The Geisha Boy
The Geisha Boy Lola Livingston
(1958)
Living in a Big Way
Living in a Big Way Margo Morgan
(1947)
Promises..... Promises!
Promises..... Promises! Claire Banner
(1963)
Getting Gertie's Garter
Getting Gertie's Garter Gertie Kettering
(1945)

Filmography

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 1963 Promises..... Promises!
Claire Banner
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Lil
- Clem the Mailman (1959) ... Lil
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Michele
 1950 Once a Thief
Flo
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Ginger Simmons
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Gertie Kettering
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Gale Fletcher
 1944 Guest in the House
Miriam
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Blonde (uncredited)
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Gracie
 1944 Tornado
Diana Linden
 1944 Standing Room Only
Opal
 1943 Caribbean Romance (Short)
Passenger
 1943 Riding High
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Pearl
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Ferna
 1942 You're Telling Me
Girl (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "The Body Sings!" (RCA Victor).

Publicity Listings:

2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Hollywood producers don't realize I can sing. They don't realize I can act, either. When they want window-dressing for one of their movies they say, "Bring in The Body". See more »

Trivia:

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, in the Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage. See more »

Nickname:

The Body

Star Sign:

Cancer

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