Mary Carlisle

Mary Carlisle

Highest Rated: 88% Grand Hotel (1932)

Lowest Rated: 40% Madam Satan (1930)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1912

Birthplace: Not Available

The archetypal "college coed" type of the 1930s, Mary Carlisle was brought to Hollywood at age four by her recently widowed mother. While eating lunch with her mother at the Universal Pictures commissary, Mary was spotted by Carl Laemmle Jr. and offered a screen test. She was interested, but decided to finish school before launching her film career. She finally stepped before the cameras in the early Cecil B. DeMille talkie Madame Satan (1930); she free-lanced thereafter, appearing in as many as 18 pictures a year. Mary played leads from 1933 onward, notably in a trio of Bing Crosby pictures: College Humor (1933), Double or Nothing (1937) and Doctor Rhythm (1938). During Mary's first decade in Hollywood, her mother became the second wife of industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. Mary herself married New York socialite James Blakely, an erstwhile film actor who later graduated to an executive post at 20th Century-Fox. Mary Carlisle retired from the screen in 1942; seven years later, she began a lengthy second career as the manager of the Elizabeth Arden Salon in Beverly Hills.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dead Men Walk Gayle Clayton 1943
No Score Yet Baby Face Morgan Virginia Clark 1942
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Sally 1940
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Mary Ford 1939
No Score Yet Double or Nothing Vicki Clark 1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire Phyllis 1937
No Score Yet Kind Lady Phyllis 1935
No Score Yet One Frightened Night Doris Waverly 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Gerry Killaine 1935
No Score Yet Kentucky Kernels Gloria 1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Francesca Shelton 1934
No Score Yet Murder in the Private Car Ruth 1934
No Score Yet Palooka Anne 1934
No Score Yet Handy Andy Janice Yates 1934
No Score Yet The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (Girl of My Dreams) Vivian 1933
No Score Yet College Humor Barbara Shirrel 1933
No Score Yet Men Must Fight Evelyn 1933
No Score Yet Night Court Elizabeth Osgood 1932
88% Grand Hotel Honeymooner 1932
No Score Yet Held for Murder Constance Kennedy 1932
No Score Yet Forgotten Terrors Actor 1931
40% Madam Satan Little Bo Peep 1930


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