Mary Carlisle

Mary Carlisle

Highest Rated: 86% Grand Hotel (1932)

Lowest Rated: 83% Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Birthday: Feb 03, 1914

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

American actress Mary Carlisle was one of the "It" girls of the 1930s before retiring from acting while her career was still in full swing. Details of her birth are disputed (she declined to confirm their accuracy even to her family), but it's known that she relocated with her mother to Los Angeles as a child after the death of her father. Her first experience before the cameras was a small part in the Jackie Coogan silent film "Long Live the King" (1923). Blessed with angelic looks, she originally signed a contract with Universal at the age of 14 and began appearing as a background performer in a number of the studio's productions. When her age was discovered, however, she was forced to return to school. Upon graduation, she signed with MGM. Carlisle appeared in the studio's all-star blockbuster "Grand Hotel" (1932), with such Hollywood luminaries as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. In 1933, the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers named her one of its "Baby Stars," along with Ginger Rogers. She continued appearing in MGM studio fare, before being loaned to Paramount Studios to star opposite Bing Crosby in "College Humor" (1933). The part significantly raised her profile in Hollywood, and she began garnering more leading roles. She starred alongside Buster Crabbe in "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" (1933) and appeared in a string of studio productions, like the Lionel Barrymore vehicles "Ladies Should Behave" (1933) and "This Side of Heaven" (1934). She also appeared with Will Rogers in "Handy Andy" (1934) and with Jimmy Durante in "Palooka" (1934). She reunited with Crosby for two more films, "Double or Nothing" (1937) and "Doctor Rhythm" (1938). She also joined Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball in "Dance, Girl, Dance" (1940). In 1942, she married James Edward Blakely, an actor who later became a studio executive. After appearing in the horror film "Dead Men Walk" (1943), Carlisle ended her film acting career to devote time to family. She remained in Los Angeles, though, managing a beauty salon in Beverly Hills. She passed away on August 1, 2018. While she refused throughout her life to confirm her age, she was believed to be at least 104 at the time of her death.

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No Score Yet 14% Dead Men Walk Gayle Clayton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% Baby Face Morgan Virginia Clark (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 55% Rags to Riches Carol Patrick (Character) - 1941
83% 65% Dance, Girl, Dance Sally (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Mary Ford (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaiian Nights Millie (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call a Messenger Marge Hogan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Information Crystal (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Thoroughbreds Marian (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware, Spooks! Betty Lou Winters Gifford (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Rhythm Judy Marlowe (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touchdown, Army Toni Denby (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunted Men Jane Harris (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip-Off Girls Marjorie Rogers (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Illegal Traffic Carol Butler (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold 'Em Navy! Judy Holland (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Phyllis (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Gerry Killaine (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Be Careful Billie "Stonewall" Jackson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Menace Phyllis (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 33% Kind Lady Phyllis (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Frightened Night The Second Doris Waverly (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Hotel Murder Olive Temple (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 33% Kentucky Kernels Gloria (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 17% Murder in the Private Car Ruth (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Side of Heaven Peggy Turner (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Francesca Shelton (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% Palooka Anne (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handy Andy Janice Yates (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once to Every Woman Doris Andros (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl o' My Dreams Gwen (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Must Love Sally Lou (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Should Ladies Behave? Leone Merrick (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Vivian (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 62% College Humor Barbara Shirrel (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down to Earth Jackie Harper (Character) - 1932
86% 77% Grand Hotel Honeymooner (uncredited) (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Reckless Age Cassandra Phelps (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Court Elizabeth Osgood (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Mad Night Constance Kennedy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Cabaret Impy (Character) - 1930

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