Marilyn Maxwell

Highest Rated: 92% Champion (1949)
Lowest Rated: 63% Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Birthday: Aug 3, 1921
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, USA
Her mother was a piano accompanist for dancer Ruth St. Denis; Maxwell traveled with her as a child, and at age three made her first stage appearance in a dance number. After taking singing lessons, as a teenager she became a band vocalist and sang on radio. She trained for the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. In 1942 MGM signed her as a contract player, and she played leads and second leads in numerous movies, both light and dramatic. During World War Two and the Korean War she entertained American servicemen all over the world. Her film work tapered off after the mid '50s, and she entertained in top nightclubs and appeared in several stage productions in stock. She starred briefly in the TV series Bus Stop. In 1967 she headlined a burlesque-type stage show in Brooklyn; her act included a striptease. From 1944-46 she was married to actor John Conte, and from 1954-60 she was married to screenwriter Jerry Davis. She died at 50 of high blood pressure and a pulmonary disorder.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Wild Women Actor 1970
No Score Yet Arizona Bushwhackers Molly 1967
No Score Yet Critic's Choice Ivy London 1963
63% Rock-a-Bye Baby Carla Naples 1958
No Score Yet Forever, Darling Actor 1956
No Score Yet New York Confidential Iris Palmer 1955
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Brainey Baxter 1951
No Score Yet New Mexico Cherry 1951
No Score Yet Key to the City Sheila the 'Atom' Dancer 1950
92% Champion Grace Diamond 1949
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Belle 1948
No Score Yet High Barbaree Diana Case 1947
No Score Yet The Show-Off Amy Fisher 1946
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Hazel Moon 1944
No Score Yet Swing Fever Ginger Gray 1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Herself 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Showgirl 1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Party Girl 1943
No Score Yet Presenting Lily Mars Chorus Girl 1943
No Score Yet Salute To The Marines Actor 1943
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Audrey Carr 1942


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
  • 1960


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