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Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity (2015)

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In 1935, 17 year old aspiring actress Marsha Hunt was discovered in Hollywood. She signed with Paramount Pictures and went on to a flourishing career at MGM. She made 54 films in 17 years ... See full summary »

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Roger C. Memos
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Harry Belafonte ... Self
Walter Bernstein Walter Bernstein ... Self
Steven Carr Reuben Steven Carr Reuben ... Self
Renee Cary Renee Cary ... Self
Norman Corwin ... Self
Bess Flowers ... (archive footage)
Valerie Harper ... Self
Allan Hunt Allan Hunt ... Self
Marsha Hunt ... Self
Bill A. Jones ... Self
Stephanie Klasky-Gamer Stephanie Klasky-Gamer ... Self
Norman Lloyd ... Self
Tony London
Leonard Maltin ... Self
Patty McCormack ... Self
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In 1935, 17 year old aspiring actress Marsha Hunt was discovered in Hollywood. She signed with Paramount Pictures and went on to a flourishing career at MGM. She made 54 films in 17 years before a series of unfortunate events led to her being unfairly blacklisted. After the blacklist, she championed humanitarian causes, forging a career as one of Hollywood's first celebrity activists. She was the FIRST Angelina Jolie. As far back as 1955, Eleanor Roosevelt was a mentor of hers as they both worked tirelessly to support the work that the United Nations Association was accomplishing in this country . At age 96, Marsha continues to fight for causes she believes in. This film is a call to action for activists of all ages.

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Hollywood's Loss was Activism's Gain
17 July 2019 | by malgrafSee all my reviews

After watching this wonderful documentary on the life of Golden Age film actress Marsha Hunt...I suspect that she would have left the Hollywood life and become an activist anyway. For those who don't know, Marsha Hunt was a very successful working film actress who by her 30's had worked in over 50 films and at almost every studio including the Tiffany of film studios, MGM. Unfortunately, the 1950's and its anti-communism sentiments took over the country and due to no fault of her own she was put on a blacklist. Go watch the film to get the whole fascinating story. One thing I must add that the film did not, was that I suspect that Marsha would have become an activist regardless of whether she was black listed or not. Marsha seems extremely intelligent and does not seem like someone who would have remained an actress anyway but I am sure she would like to have been the one to make that choice.


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13 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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