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Marla Shelton (I) (1912–2001)

Passed the Federal examination for professional radio operator at the age of 12, at the time the youngest ever to receive the license. She and her father received praise from the government for sending wireless distress signals during the 1926 Great Miami Hurricane, from Houston, Texas. She competed the next year, as Miss Houston, in Galveston's "... See full bio »

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Personal Property Catherine Burns
Flying Hostess Marion Beatty
There Goes My Girl Mrs. Grace Andrews


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 1946 Do You Love Me
Nightclubber with Ralph's Look-Alike (uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Mrs. Porcelain
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Diana Wellman
 1942 Secrets of the Underground
Mrs. Perkins - WAAF
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Jackie Laval
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Rose Waverly
 1939 Escape to Paradise
 1939 Balalaika (uncredited)
 1939 Coast Guard
Gorgeous Creature (uncredited)
 1937 52nd Street
Evelyn Macy Rondell
 1937 Stand-In
Thelma Cheri
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Violet - Model Who Quits (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Mrs. Grace Andrews
 1937 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1937 Song of the City
Jane Lansing
 1937 Personal Property
Catherine Burns
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Miss Potts - Receptionist (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Number
Vera Montana
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Tonya Van Horne
 1936 Flying Hostess
Marion Beatty
 1936 The Magnificent Brute
Town Girl (uncredited)
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Mary Grayson
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Information Clerk (uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Dancer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)

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She had two children: Marla Jo Dawn and John Wesley Dawn Jr., aka Wes Dawn. See more »

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