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Marion Davies (1897–1961)


Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly well. Once her formal education had ended, Marion ... See full bio »

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Not So Dumb Dulcy
(1930)
Going Hollywood Sylvia Bruce
(1933)
Show People Peggy Pepper
(1928)
Quality Street Phoebe Throssel
(1927)

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 1937 Ever Since Eve
Marge Winton
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Mabel O'Dare
 1936 Hearts Divided
Betsy Patterson
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Marion Davies (uncredited)
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Loretta
 1934 Operator 13
Gail Loveless
 1933 Going Hollywood
Sylvia Bruce
 1933 Peg o' My Heart
Margaret 'Peg' O'Connell
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Blondie McClune
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Polly
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Marion Davies (uncredited)
 1931 Five and Ten
Jennifer Rarick
 1931 It's a Wise Child
Joyce Stanton
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Antoinette 'Tony' Flagg
 1930 The Florodora Girl
Daisy Dell
 1930 Not So Dumb
Dulcy
 1929/II Marianne
Marianne
 1929/I Marianne
Marianne
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929
Maron Davies
 1928 The Five O'Clock Girl
Patricia Brown
 1928 Show People
Peggy Pepper
 1928 The Cardboard Lover
Sally
 1928 The Patsy
Patricia Harrington
 1927 Quality Street
Phoebe Throssel
 1927 The Fair Co-Ed
Marion
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
Tillie Jones
 1927 The Red Mill
Tina
 1926 Beverly of Graustark
Beverly Calhoun
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Fely / Anne
 1925 Zander the Great
Mamie Smith
 1924 The Wife of the Centaur
Cameo in chorus line
 1924 Janice Meredith
Janice Meredith
 1924 Yolanda
Princess Mary / Yolanda
 1923 Little Old New York
Patricia O'Day
 1923 The Pilgrim
Congregation Member (uncredited)
 1923 Adam and Eva
Eva King
 1922 When Knighthood Was in Flower
Mary Tudor
 1922 The Young Diana
Diana May
 1922 Beauty's Worth
Prudence Cole
 1922 The Bride's Play
Enid of Cashell / Aileen Barrett
 1921 Enchantment
Ethel Hoyt
 1921 Buried Treasure
Pauline Vandermuellen
 1920 The Restless Sex
Stephanie Cleland
 1920 April Folly
April Poole
 1919 The Cinema Murder
Elizabeth Dalston
 1919 The Dark Star
Rue Carew
 1919 Getting Mary Married
Mary Bussard
 1919 The Belle of New York
Violet Gray
 1918 The Burden of Proof
Elaine Brooks
 1918 Cecilia of the Pink Roses
Cecilia
 1917 Runaway Romany
Romany
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Stop! Look! Listen! Musical comedy. Book by Harry B. Smith. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Additional music by Henry Kailimai and Jack Alau. Additional lyrics by G.H. Stover and Sylvester Kalama. Music orchestrated by Frank Saddler. Musical Director: Robert Hood Bowers. Costume Design by Robert McQuinn. Scenic... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 47 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marion Davis

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I did a lot of pictures. I worked harder than I thought I did, but it was a very happy experience. The parties, the dinners, not much rest. But sleep wasn't important. It was one big merry-go-round. See more »

Trivia:

She was William Randolph Hearst's mistress for over 30 years. It was widely considered the "worst kept secret in Hollywood" that she lived with him in California while his wife Millicent resided in New York. His wife would not grant him a divorce so that he could marry Davies. Davies retired from the screen in the late 1930s so she could be with Hearst as his health was declining. When Hearst lay... See more »

Trademark:

Her offscreen stutter

Nickname:

Queen of the Screen

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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