Marjorie Main

Marjorie Main

  • Highest Rated: 100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1890
  • Birthplace: Acton, Indiana, USA
  • Scratchy-voiced American character actress who appeared in dozens of Hollywood vehicles following years on the Chautauqua and Orpheum circuits, Marjorie Main eventually worked with W.C. Fields on Broadway, where she appeared in several productions. Widowed in 1934, she entered films in 1937, repeating her Broadway stage role as the gangster's mother in Dead End (1937). Personally eccentric, Main had an almost pathological fear of germs. Best known among her close to 100 film appearances, most for MGM, are Stella Dallas (1937), Test Pilot (1938), Too Hot to Handle (1938), The Women (1939), Another Thin Man (1939), I Take This Woman (1940), Susan and God (1940), Honky Tonk (1941), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Murder, He Says (1945), The Harvey Girls (1946), Summer Stock (1950), The Long, Long Trailer (1954), Rose Marie (1954), and Friendly Persuasion (1956). Starting with their appearances in The Egg and I (1947), which starred Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, Main and Percy Kilbride became starring performers as Ma and Pa Kettle in a series of rural comedies.

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100% That's Entertainment! III Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Ma Kettle 1957
88% Friendly Persuasion Widow Hudspeth 1956
No Score Yet The Kettles in the Ozarks Ma Kettle 1956
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Ma Kettle 1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Ma Kettle 1954
No Score Yet Rose Marie Lady Jane Dunstock 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Mrs. Hittaway 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Ma Kettle 1953
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Mrs. Phineas Hill 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Ma Kettle 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Mrs. Wrenley 1951
92% Royal Wedding Actor 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium Mrs. Cabot 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Ma Kettle 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle 1950
100% Summer Stock Esme 1950
No Score Yet Big Jack Flapjack Kate 1949
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Ma Kettle 1949
No Score Yet Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle Actor 1949
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Maribel Mathews 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Widow Hawkins 1947
No Score Yet The Egg and I Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Lucy 1946
No Score Yet Bad Bascomb Abbey Hanks 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Sonora Cassidy 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Mrs. Fisher 1946
No Score Yet Gentle Annie Annie Goss 1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says Mamie Johnson 1945
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Katie 1944
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) 'Gashouse' Mary 1943
85% Heaven Can Wait Mrs. Strabel 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Mrs. Fisher 1942
No Score Yet Tish Actor 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Judge Sidney Hawkes 1942
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills Granny Becky 1941
100% A Woman's Face Emma 1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Rev. Mrs. Varner 1941
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Sarah May Willett 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Mary 1940
No Score Yet Turnabout Nora 1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command Mrs. Cantrell 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman Gertie 1940
81% Another Thin Man Mrs. Dolley 1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music Jane Miller 1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night Mrs. Briggs 1939
92% The Women Lucy 1939
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Irate Customer 1938
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy Mrs. Boylan 1938
100% Three Comrades Old Woman 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Mrs. Stephens 1938
75% Test Pilot Landlady 1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Miss Wayne 1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top Sara Post 1938
No Score Yet Penitentiary Katie Mathews 1938
No Score Yet Boy of the Streets Mrs. Mary Brennan 1937
No Score Yet The Wrong Road Martha Foster 1937
90% Dead End Mrs. Martin 1937
88% Stella Dallas Mrs. Martin 1937
50% Naughty Marietta Casquette Girl 1935
No Score Yet Music in the Air Anna the Maid 1934
No Score Yet Crime Without Passion Woman 1934
No Score Yet Take a Chance Woman 1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Actor 1933
No Score Yet Hot Saturday Gossip 1932
No Score Yet A House Divided Woman 1931


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