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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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Credited cast:
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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Fascinating history!
8 July 2019 | by garrettglaSee all my reviews

A thousand thanks to Roger Memos and his team for creating this fire documentary. It is a story I did not know and it is a fascinating one!


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