Marion Martin (I) (1908–1985)

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Dubbed "The World's Most Beautiful Showgirl" on Broadway and "Hollywood's blonde menace" on film, brassy "B" singer-actress Marion Martin was a minor predecessor to Marilyn Monroe's peroxide bombshell, yet her brazen persona was closer to the seductive leanings of Mae West. Born Marion Suplee on June 7, 1909, she was the daughter of a well-to-do ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Man in the Iron Mask Mlle. de la Valliere
Lady of Burlesque Alice Angel
Boom Town Whitey


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 1952 Oklahoma Annie
La Belle La Tour (uncredited)
 1951 Journey Into Light
Diana (as Marian Martin)
 1951 Merry Mavericks (Short)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Belle Farnol
- A Pardon for Curley (1950) ... Belle Farnol
 1950 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Dakota Lil
Blonde Singer
 1950 Key to the City
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Big Blonde (uncredited)
 1949 Come to the Stable
Rossi's Manicurist (uncredited)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Blonde at Club Babita (uncredited)
 1948 Thunder in the Pines
Pearl (as Marian Martin)
 1948 State of the Union
Blonde Girl (uncredited)
 1947 Should Husbands Marry? (Short)
Loud Friend's Girlfriend
 1947 That's My Gal
 1947 New Orleans
Blonde Cashier (uncredited)
 1947 Lighthouse
JoJo - The Blonde (as Marian Martin)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Marion, Natalie's Girl Friend (as Marian Martin)
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Lou, Blonde (uncredited)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Mrs. Bentley
 1946 Black Angel
 1946 Queen of Burlesque
Lola Cassell
 1946 Deadline for Murder
Laura Gibson
 1946 Suspense
Shooting Gallery Blond (uncredited)
 1946 Cinderella Jones
Burlesque Queen
 1945 Girls of the Big House
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Bubbles (uncredited)
 1945 Gangs of the Waterfront
Rita (as Marian Martin)
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Irma King
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Betty Hanzel (as Marian Martin)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Rose Allure
 1944 The Great Mike
Kitty Tremaine
 1944 Mystery of the River Boat
Celeste Eltree
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Prima Donna (uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans
 1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost
Terry Vance
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Sweethearts of the U.S.A.
Ghost of Josephine
 1943 The Woman of the Town
Daisy Davenport
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
Flashy Blonde
 1943 Lady of Burlesque
Alice Angel
 1943 They Got Me Covered
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Wife - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Diana De Corro
 1942 The Big Street
Mimi Venus
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 Powder Town
Sue, Blonde Piano Player
 1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Fifi Russell
 1942 Wedded Blitz (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Pretty Blonde on Tour (uncredited)
 1942 Fly-By-Night
Blond Nurse
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come!
Oomphie (uncredited)
 1941 Weekend for Three
Mrs. Weatherby
 1941 New Wine
 1941 Half Shot at Sunrise (Short)
Bonnie Blaine
 1941 Lady Scarface
Ruby - aka Mary Jordan
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Flashy Blonde in Corridor (uncredited)
 1941 Love at First Fright (Short)
Liza Hatrack
 1941 The Big Store
Peggy Arden
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Gertie (uncredited)
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
 1940 Blondes and Blunders (Short)
Blondie, Jewel Thief
 1940 Boom Town
 1940 Scatterbrain (uncredited)
 1940 Untamed
2nd Girl in Limousine (uncredited)
 1940 Women in War
Starr's Date (uncredited)
 1940 His Girl Friday
Evangeline (uncredited)
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Blonde (uncredited)
 1939 Blamed for a Blonde (Short)
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Mlle. de la Valliere (as Marian Martin)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Lola Snow
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Charlotte LePage
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
 1938 His Exciting Night
Gypsy McCoy
 1938 The Storm
Jane - Woman in Bar
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Girl on Beach
 1938 Personal Secretary
Girl in Office (uncredited)
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Iris Compton
 1938 Cupid Takes a Holiday (Short)
Annabelle Postal -1st Prospective Bride
 1938 The Miss They Missed (Short)
 1938 Air Parade (Short)
 1936 Boy, Oh Boy (Short)
Miss Glory Hutchinson
 1936 The Rhythm Party (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 All for One (Short)
 1935 The Magic of Music (Short)
Blonde guest
 1935 Moon Over Manhattan (Short)
 1934 Richard Himber & His Orchestra (Short)
Singer (uncredited)
 1934 She's My Lilly, I'm Her Willie (Short)
Miss Brooks
 1934 Crime Without Passion
Theatre Cashier (uncredited)
 1934 Mr. W's Little Game (Short)
The Blonde
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "George White's Scandals" on Broadway. Musical revue. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marian Martin


5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Jimmy Krzykowski  (her death)

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Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, February 8, 1960. Star is at 6915 Hollywood Blvd. See more »

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