Marilyn Maxwell (1920–1972)

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The less famous, but still undeniably talented, of the "Marilyn" sex symbols of the 1940s and 1950s was born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell in Clarinda, Iowa on August 3, 1921 (she later began using her middle name professionally at the suggestion of Louis B. Mayer). As a teenager, she worked as an usher at the Rialto Theater in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and ... See full bio »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby Carla Naples
Champion Grace
Off Limits Connie Curtis
The Show-Off Amy Fisher Piper


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 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Paradise Ryan
- Operation: Offset (1971) ... Paradise Ryan
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Reyna Michaels
- The View from the Top (1971) ... Reyna Michaels
 1970 Wild Women (TV Movie)
Maude Webber
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Gloria Pendleton
- Lucy, the Co-Ed (1970) ... Gloria Pendleton
 1970 The Phynx
Marilyn Maxwell
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Winnie Blake
- Tell It Like It Is... and You're Dead (1968) ... Winnie Blake
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Lucy Benson
- Price of a Name (1965) ... Lucy Benson
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Maria Groovy / Eudora Carey
- Who Killed the Grand Piano? (1965) ... Maria Groovy
- Who Killed Cynthia Royal? (1963) ... Eudora Carey
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Have Girls, Will Travel (1964) ... Charity
 1964 The Lively Set
Marge Owens
 1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
Leah Parker
 1964 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
- Beautiful Lady (1964) ... Beverly
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Molly Sadler
- The Pearlie Garnet Story (1964) ... Molly Sadler
 1963 Critic's Choice
Ivy London
 1956-1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clara Appleby / Ester the Telephone Operator / Movie Star
- After the Bald Is Over (1963) ... Clara Appleby
- Appleby's Office Party (1961) ... Clara Appleby
- Appleby's Castle (1961) ... Clara Appleby
- The Many Skeltons (1960) ... Ester the Telephone Operator
- Appleby's Boat (1960) ... Clara Appleby
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Grace Sherwood
- Cry to Heaven (1962) ... Grace Sherwood
- Jaws of Darkness (1961) ... Grace Sherwood
- The Runaways (1961) ... Grace Sherwood
- ...And the Pursuit of Evil (1961) ... Grace Sherwood
- Call Back Yesterday (1961) ... Grace Sherwood
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Pauline Grant / Crystal Dart
- Bullets for Santa (1961) ... Pauline Grant
- Legend of Crystal Dart (1960) ... Crystal Dart
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Virgie Shackleford / Lili Montegro
- The Serpent in the Garden (1961) ... Virgie Shackleford
- Beached (1960) ... Lili Montegro
 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dolly Winters
- Old Flame (1960) ... Dolly Winters
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Carla Naples
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1956 Forever, Darling
Marilyn Maxwell (uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- All-Star Line-Up (1955)
- Burlesque (1955)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Sally Carter
- Sunday Mourn (1955) ... Sally Carter
 1955 New York Confidential
Iris Palmer
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Gale Joy
- Best Foot Forward (1954) ... Gale Joy
 1953 Paris Model
Marion Parmalee
 1953 East of Sumatra
Lory Hale
 1952 Off Limits
Connie Curtis
 1951 New Mexico
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
'Brainey' Baxter
 1950 Outside the Wall
Charlotte Maynard
 1950 Key to the City
Sheila the 'Atom' Dancer
 1949 Champion
 1948 Race Street
Robbie Lawrence
 1948 Summer Holiday
 1947 High Barbaree
Diana Case
 1946 The Show-Off
Amy Fisher Piper
 1945 Between Two Women
Ruth Edley
 1944 Lost in a Harem
Hazel Moon
 1944 3 Men in White
Ruth Edley
 1943 Swing Fever
Ginger Gray
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Drug Store Clerk in Red Skelton Skit
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Helen Bailey
 1943 Pilot #5
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Miss February (uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Prissy - Showgirl (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Audrey Carr
 1942 Tune Time (Short)
Marvel Maxwell (as Marvel Maxwell)
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Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot called "The Private Eyeful", based on the novel by Henry Kane.

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Marvel Maxwell


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