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Marie Wilson (I) (1916–1972)

Lovely, innocent-looking, well-endowed comedienne Marie Wilson was a featherbrained delight instantly reminiscent of the zany Gracie Allen. Unlike Allen, however, Marie was a knockout--with high cheekbones, a wide slash of a mouth and a figure that wouldn't quit. She was born Katherine Elizabeth Wilson on August 19, 1916, in Anaheim, California. ... See full bio »

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 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Margaret Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
- Love and the Girlish Groom/Love and the New You/Love and the Oldlyweds/Love and the Wishing Star (1972) ... Margaret Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
 1970 Where's Huddles? (TV Series)
Penny McCoy
- One Man's Family (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- A Sticky Affair (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- The Odd Trio (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- Get That Letter Back (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- To Catch a Thief (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
 1969 St. Patrick's Day TV Special (TV Movie)
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Ramona Specks / Chuchi Smith
- Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings? (1965) ... Ramona Specks
- Who Killed Marty Kelso? (1964) ... Chuchi Smith
 1964 My Son, the Witch Doctor (TV Movie)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
- Hidden Asset (1963)
 1962 Ernestine (TV Movie)
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Ernestine McDougal
- The Soft Touch (1962) ... Ernestine McDougal
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Emily Turner
 1953 Marry Me Again
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Clara Schneiderman / Danger O'Dowd
 1952 A Girl in Every Port
Jane Sweet
 1947 Linda Be Good
Margie LaVitte
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Gorgeous Gilmore
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Gorgeous' Gilmore, in 'Fabulous Joe
 1946 No Leave, No Love
 1946 Young Widow
'Mac' McCallister
 1944 Music for Millions
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
Bubbles Keenan
 1942 She's in the Army
Susan Slatterty
 1942 Broadway
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come!
Zella Phipps
 1941 Flying Blind
Veronica Gimble
 1941 Rookies on Parade
Kitty Mulloy
 1941 Virginia
Connie Potter
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback
Maizie Williams
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
 1939 Waterfront
Ruby Waters
 1939 Sweepstakes Winner
Jennie Jones
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
Marie Wilson (uncredited)
 1938 Broadway Musketeers
Miss Connie Todd
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
 1938 Fools for Scandal
 1938 The Invisible Menace
 1937 The Great Garrick
 1937 Over the Goal
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding
 1937 Melody for Two
Camille Casey
 1936 King of Hockey
 1936 China Clipper
Sunny Avery
 1936/I The Big Noise
 1936 Colleen
 1936 Slide, Nellie, Slide (Short)
Nellie, the Softball Player
 1935 Broadway Hostess
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Virginia 'Vergie' Matthews
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
 1935 The Girl Friend
Chorus Girl in Play (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Girl (uncredited)
 1935 My Girl Sally (Short)
 1934 Bum Voyage (Short)
Ship's Passenger at Party (uncredited)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Count Me In. Musical revue. Music/lyrics by Ann Ronell. Based on material by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady. Music orchestration by Russell Bennett. Special orchestral arrangements by Hans Spialek and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Buck Warnick. Choreographed music by Will Irwin. Directed by Robert Ross. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: ... See more »

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Show business has been very good to me and I'm not complaining, but some day I just wish someone would offer me a different kind of role. My closest friends admit that whenever they tell someone they know me they have to convince them that I'm really not dumb. To tell you the truth I think people are disappointed that I'm not. See more »


Her first husband, actor Allan Nixon, was a bit part actor for the most part. Marie, the breadwinner, continued to try and find him work throughout their turbulent marriage. They worked together in her film _Linda Be Good (1947), in which he had a small role, and in the stage plays "The School for Scandal" and "Three Out of Four". In between Nixon was arrested numerous times for drunk and ... See more »

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