Marie McDonald (I) (1923–1965)


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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

Living in a Big Way Margo Morgan
(1947)
(1943)
The Geisha Boy Lola Livingston
(1958)
It's a Pleasure Gale Fletcher
(1945)

Filmography

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 1963 Promises..... Promises!
Claire Banner
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Lil
- Clem the Mailman (1959) ... Lil
 1958 The Geisha Boy
Lola Livingston
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Michele
 1950 Once a Thief
Flo
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Ginger Simmons
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Margo Morgan
 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 Standing Room Only
Opal
 1943 Tornado
Diana Linden
 1943 Caribbean Romance (Short)
Passenger
 1943 Riding High
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
Joan Allen
 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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Show Show Self (14 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Donald F. Taylor  (her death) | See more »
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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:

When she was still a child her parents divorced and she and her mother moved to Yonkers, NY, where her mother married a man whose last name was McDonald and who ran a hardware store. Marie worked as a journalist on her high school newspaper, but dropped out of school at 15 and began working for a modeling agency. She competed in beauty pageants, including the Miss New York competition, several of... See more »

Nickname:

The Body

Star Sign:

Cancer

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