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Marilyn Maxwell



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wild Women
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Arizona Bushwhackers
  • Molly
1967
No Score Yet Critic's Choice
  • Ivy London
1963
57% 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
  • Actor
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

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