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Marie Wilson (I) (1916–1972)


Lovely, innocent-looking, well-endowed comedienne Marie Wilson was a featherbrained delight instantly reminiscent of the zany Gracie Allen. Unlike Allen, however, Marie was a knockout--with high cheekbones, a wide slash of a mouth and a figure that wouldn't quit. She was born Katherine Elizabeth Wilson on August 19, 1916, in Anaheim, California. ... See full bio »

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Known For

My Friend Irma Irma Peterson
(1949)
The Story of Mankind Marie Antoinette
(1957)
Satan Met a Lady Miss Murgatroyd
(1936)
My Friend Irma Goes West Irma Peterson
(1950)

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 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Margaret Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
- Love and the Girlish Groom/Love and the New You/Love and the Oldlyweds/Love and the Wishing Star (1972) ... Margaret Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
 1970 Where's Huddles? (TV Series)
Penny McCoy
- One Man's Family (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- A Sticky Affair (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- The Odd Trio (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- Get That Letter Back (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
- To Catch a Thief (1970) ... Penny McCoy (voice)
 1969 St. Patrick's Day TV Special (TV Movie)
Singer
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Ramona Specks / Chuchi Smith
- Who Killed Wimbledon Hastings? (1965) ... Ramona Specks
- Who Killed Marty Kelso? (1964) ... Chuchi Smith
 1964 My Son, the Witch Doctor (TV Movie)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
- Hidden Asset (1963)
 1962 Ernestine (TV Movie)
Ernestine
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Ernestine McDougal
- The Soft Touch (1962) ... Ernestine McDougal
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Emily Turner
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Marie Antoinette
 1952-1954 My Friend Irma (TV Series)
Irma Peterson / Irma
- Irma Gets Engaged (1954) ... Irma Peterson
- Dating Barrington (1953) ... Irma
- Episode dated 2 October 1953 (1953) ... Irma Peterson
- Overtime (1952) ... Irma Peterson
- Episode dated 3 October 1952 (1952) ... Irma Peterson
 1953 Marry Me Again
Doris
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Clara Schneiderman / Danger O'Dowd
 1952 A Girl in Every Port
Jane Sweet
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Irma Peterson
 1949 My Friend Irma
Irma Peterson
 1947 Linda, Be Good
Margie LaVitte
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Gorgeous Gilmore
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival
Gorgeous' Gilmore, in 'Fabulous Joe
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Rachel Michot
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Rosalind
 1946 Young Widow
'Mac' McCallister
 1944 Music for Millions
Marie
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Margie
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
Bubbles Keenan
 1942 She's in the Army
Susan Slatterty
 1942 Broadway
Grace
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come!
Zella Phipps
 1941 Flying Blind
Veronica Gimble
 1941 Rookies on Parade
Kitty Mulloy
 1941 Virginia
Connie Potter
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback
Maizie Williams
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
Myrtle
 1939 Waterfront
Ruby Waters
 1939 Sweepstakes Winner
Jennie Jones
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short)
Marie Wilson (uncredited)
 1938 Broadway Musketeers
Miss Connie Todd
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Susie
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Myrtle
 1938 The Invisible Menace
Sally
 1937 The Great Garrick
Nicolle
 1937 Over the Goal
Co-ed (uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding
Tessie Schultz aka Lilith Love
 1937 Melody for Two
Camille Casey
 1936 King of Hockey
Elsie
 1936 China Clipper
Sunny Avery
 1936 Satan Met a Lady
Miss Murgatroyd
 1936/I The Big Noise
Daisy
 1936 Colleen
Mabel
 1936 Slide, Nellie, Slide (Short)
Nellie, the Softball Player
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Dorothy
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Virginia 'Vergie' Matthews
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Molly
 1935 The Girl Friend
Chorus Girl in Play (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Girl (uncredited)
 1935 My Girl Sally (Short)
 1934 Bum Voyage (Short)
Ship's Passenger at Party (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Mary Quite Contrary (uncredited)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Hotel Hibuscus Maid (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Starred in a sitcom pilot, "The Marie Wilson Show". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Irma had to be a virgin for the network. I guess if I noted any changes in television today it's the fact that a girl can work as a secretary in a series and not be cast as a virgin. That's progress. MW - referring to her famous "My Friend Irma" character See more »

Trivia:

Marie and husband Bob Fallon adopted a four month old baby boy on December 1, 1955. She first saw the baby at a Memphis hospital while doing a benefit there. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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