Marjorie Reynolds

Marjorie Reynolds

Highest Rated: 100% Holiday Inn (1942)

Lowest Rated: 87% Ministry of Fear (1944)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1917

Birthplace: Buhl, Idaho, USA

As a child actress, Marjorie Goodspeed was featured in such silent films as Scaramouche (1923). As a preteen, she acted and danced under the name Marjorie Moore in musicals like Collegiate (1935). Billed as Marjorie Reynolds from 1937 onward, she played bits in A-pictures like Gone With the Wind (1939) and co-starred in several bread-and-butter epics produced by such minor studios as Monogram and Republic. Her first leading role of consequence was as the dauntless girl reporter in Monogram's Mr. Wong series. Lightening her hair to blonde, Reynolds was signed by Paramount in 1942, getting off to a good start in Holiday Inn as the girl to whom Bing Crosby sings "White Christmas." She was also shown to good advantage in the Fritz Lang thriller Ministry of Fear (1944) before Paramount dropped her option in 1946. Her oddest assignment in her immediate post-Paramount years was as a Revolutionary-era ghost in Abbott and Costello's The Time of Their Lives (1946). In 1953, she replaced Rosemary DeCamp in the role of Mrs. Riley in the popular sitcom The Life of Riley, remaining with the series until its cancellation in 1958. After this lengthy engagement, Marjorie Reynolds was seen in character parts in such TV series as Leave It to Beaver and Our Man Higgins. Reynolds died of congestive heart failure in Manhattan Beach, CA, at the age of 76.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Customs Agent Actor 2011
No Score Yet Treasures of Black Cinema Actor 2005
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman Helen Cardigan 1951
No Score Yet Home Town Story Janice Hunt 1951
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Mary 1949
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Princess Maria of Spain 1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Melody Allen 1946
87% Ministry of Fear Carla Hilfe 1944
No Score Yet Up In Mabel's Room Geraldine Ainsworth 1944
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Specialty 1942
100% Holiday Inn Linda 1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy Barbara 1941
No Score Yet Robin Hood of the Pecos Jeanie Grayson 1941
No Score Yet Secret Evidence Linda 1941
No Score Yet Doomed to Die Roberta 'Bobbie' Logan 1940
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble Susie 1940
No Score Yet The Fatal Hour Roberta 'Bobbie' Logan 1940
No Score Yet Midnight Limited Joan Marshall 1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air Anne Mason 1940
No Score Yet Danger Flight Betty Lou 1939
No Score Yet Sky Patrol Betty Lou 1939
No Score Yet Mr. Wong in Chinatown Bobby Logan 1939
No Score Yet Streets of New York Anne 1939
No Score Yet Mystery Plane Betty Lou 1939
No Score Yet Stunt Pilot Betty Lou 1939
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents Edythe 1938
No Score Yet Rebellious Daughters Claire Elliott 1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town Norma Willis 1938
No Score Yet Western Trails Alice Gordon 1938
No Score Yet Six-Shootin' Sheriff Molly 1938
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts Norma 1937
No Score Yet College Holiday Dancer 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mrs. Gregory Mrs. Murdock 1963
1962
1960

QUOTES FROM Marjorie Reynolds CHARACTERS

Ted Hanover says: I like it here... with you and Linda. [to Hardy]

Jim Hardy says: answers: And we love having you. When are you leaving?

Francois says: How can I stop him sir when I don't know which way is Connecticut!

Jim Hardy says: A drink? Boy you were fractured!

Mamie says: [about winning Linda back] You could melt her heart right down to butter, if you'd only turn on the heat!

Linda Mason says: You sound sweet, but you don't make sense.