Marilyn Maxwell - biography

Actor from United States of America

Marilyn Maxwell Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was an American actress and entertainer. Noted for her blonde hair and sexually alluring persona, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with MGM in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958). The song "Silver Bells" made its debut in The Lemon Drop Kid, sung by Maxwell and Hope. Maxwell appeared twice as a singer in the second season (1955–1956) of NBC's The Jimmy Durante Show. On May 16, 1957, she guest starred on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. In the 1961-1962 television season, Maxwell played Grace Sherwood, owner of the diner on ABC's 26-episode Bus Stop,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Marvel Maxwell,Marvel Marilyn Maxwell,Maxwell, Marilyn
Date of birth
1921-08-03
Place of birth
Clarinda
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Anders McIntyre Jerry Davis John Conte
Children
Matthew Paul
Profession
Singer, Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1968 Arizona Bushwackers
1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
1963 Critic's Choice Ivy London
1958 Rock-A-Bye Baby
1953 Off Limits Connie Curtis
1953 East of Sumatra Lory Hale
1949 Champion
1948 Race Street
1947 High Barbaree Diana Case
1946 The Show Off Amy Fisher Piper
1945 Between Two Women Ruth Edley
1944 3 Men in White Ruth Edley
1944 Lost in a Harem
1943 Swing Fever Ginger Gray
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Ruth Edly

Death

Date of death
1972-03-20
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Beverly Hills

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