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Mary Duncan (I) (1894–1993)


Virginia-born Mary Duncan went to Hollywood after critics praised her acting in the lead in "The Shanghai Gesture" on Broadway. While making Five and Ten (1931), she became friends with the film's lead, Marion Davies. The two women attended a polo match, where Davies introduced Duncan to Stephen "Laddie" Sanford, an international polo star and ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 98) in Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Known For

Kismet Zeleekha
(1930)
Morning Glory Rita Vernon
(1933)
Five and Ten Muriel Preston
(1931)
City Girl Kate
(1930)

Filmography

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 1933 Morning Glory
Rita Vernon
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood
Dorothy Mears
 1932 Thirteen Women
June Raskob
 1932 State's Attorney
Nora Dean
 1931 The Age for Love
Nina Donnet
 1931 Five and Ten
Muriel Preston
 1931 Men Call It Love
Helen Robinson
 1930 The Boudoir Diplomat
Mona
 1930 Kismet
Zeleekha
 1930 City Girl
Kate
 1929 Romance of the Rio Grande
Carlotta
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
Viola
 1928 The River
Rosalee
 1928 4 Devils
The Lady
 1928 Soft Living
Lorna Estabrook
 1927 Very Confidential
Priscilla Travers
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 1931 The Erl King (choreographer)
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 1991 Arena (TV Series documentary)
June Raskob
- Hollywood Babylon (1991) ... June Raskob
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She played Norma Ramon in Ben Hecht's play, "Under False Pretenses," at the La Salle Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Maidl Turner (Sally Jenkins); Gustav Bowman (Mr. Smart); Clyde Veaux (Manny Epstein); Maude Hannaford (Helen Tarbell); Catherine Carter (Margaret Schmidt); Earle Mitchell (Mr. Gorman); Leo Ditrichstein (Felix ... See more »

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3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Spouse:

Stephen 'Laddie' Sanford  (his death)
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Star Sign:

Leo

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