Mary Brian (1906–2002)

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Dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures", Mary Brian started life as Louise Byrdie Datzler. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, and went to high school in Dallas. Her widowed mother had big plans for young Louise and took her to California in 1923, with the intention of getting her into the film business. After several unsuccessful attempts, a bathing... See full bio »

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Known For

Charlie Chan in Paris Yvette Lamartine
The Amazing Adventure Frances Clayton
Peter Pan Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Dragnet Anne Hogan


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 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Janet Archer
- The Personality Test (1954) ... Janet Archer
- The Pain in the Neck (1954) ... Janet Archer
- The Fortune Teller (1954) ... Janet Archer
- President of the Garden Club (1954) ... Janet Archer
- Janet Goes to College (1954) ... Janet Archer
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- My Double (1953)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Mrs. Jensen
- The Doctor Prescribes (1952) ... Mrs. Jensen
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
- Dear Dora (1951) ... Dora
 1947 Dragnet
Anne Hogan
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Frau Obermueller, the Mayor's Wife
 1943 Danger! Women at Work
 1943 Calaboose
Doris Lane
 1937 Affairs of Cappy Ricks
Frances 'Frankie' Ricks
 1937 Navy Blues
Doris Kimbell
 1936 Killer at Large
Linda Allen
 1936 Three Married Men
Jennie Mullins
 1936 The Amazing Adventure
Frances Clayton
 1936 Spendthrift
Sally Barnaby
 1936 Two's Company
Julia Madison
 1936 Once in a Million
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
Hope Wolfinger
 1935 Charlie Chan in Paris
Yvette Lamartine
 1934 College Rhythm
Gloria Van Dayham
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
Mary Vernon
 1934 Private Scandal
Fran Somers
 1934 Ever Since Eve
Elizabeth Vandergrift
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Muriel Ross aka Muriel Rossi
 1933 Fog
Mary Fulton
 1933 One Year Later
Molly Collins
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Sally Upton
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Elsa Kranzmeyer
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Diane Cromwell
 1933 Girl Missing
June Dale
 1933 Hard to Handle
Ruth Waters
 1932 Manhattan Tower
Mary Harper
 1932 The Unwritten Law
Ruth Evans
 1932 Blessed Event
Gladys Price
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Janet Porter McClenahan
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 The Runaround
 1931 Homicide Squad
 1931 Gun Smoke
Sue Vancey
 1931 The Front Page
Peggy Grant
 1931 Captain Applejack
Poppy Faire
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway
Gwen Cavendish
 1930 Only Saps Work
Barbara Tanner
 1930 The Social Lion
Cynthia Brown
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Sweetheart - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 The Light of Western Stars
Ruth Hammond
 1930 Only the Brave
Barbara Calhoun
 1930 Burning Up
Ruth Morgan
 1930 The Kibitzer
Josie Lazarus
 1929 The Marriage Playground
Judith Wheater
 1929 The Virginian
Molly Stark Wood
 1929 The River of Romance
Lucy Jeffers
 1929 The Man I Love
Celia Fields
 1929 Black Waters
 1928 Someone to Love
Joan Kendricks
 1928 Varsity
 1928 Forgotten Faces
Alice Deane
 1928 The Big Killing
Mary Beagle - Old Man Beagle's Daughter
 1928 Harold Teen
Lillums Lovewell
 1928 Partners in Crime
Marie Burke, The Cigarette Girl
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim
Lucy Watson
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Mary Gilfoil
 1927 Shanghai Bound
 1927 Man Power
Alice Stoddard
 1927/I Running Wild
Elizabeth Finch
 1927 Knockout Reilly
Mary Malone
 1927 High Hat
 1927 Her Father Said No
Charlotte Hamilton
 1926 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926 (Short)
Mary Brian
 1926 Stepping Along
Molly Taylor
 1926 Beau Geste
Isabel Rivers
 1926 More Pay - Less Work
Betty Ricks
 1926 Paris at Midnight
Victorine Tallefer
 1926 Brown of Harvard
Mary Abbott
 1926 Behind the Front
Betty Bartlett-Cooper
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Hallie Purdy
 1925 A Regular Fellow
 1925 The Street of Forgotten Men
Mary Vanhern
 1925 The Air Mail
Minnie Wade
 1925 The Little French Girl
Alix Vervier
 1924 Peter Pan
Wendy Moira Angela Darling
 1924 Dynamite Dan
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Rachel Crothers' play "Susan and God," Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)


George Tomasini  (his death) | See more »


Taurrence J. Dantzler | Louise B. Dantzler


Taurrence J. Dantzler, Jr. (sibling)

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Personal Quote:

[on working with William Haines in Brown of Harvard] When his friend, Jimmy Shields, used to come on the set quite often to see him, I think I just took it for granted. See more »


Once engaged to Cary Grant and once to Dick Powell. See more »


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