Marion Marshall in trailer for "The Stooge" (1952)
Marian Lepriel Tanner
June 8, 1929
|Died||September 24, 2018(aged 89)|
(m. 1945; div. 1948)
(m. 1952; div. 1959)
(m. 1963; div. 1971)
|Children||3, including Joshua Donen and Katie Wagner|
Marion Marshall (born Marian Lepriel Tanner; June 8, 1929 – September 24, 2018) was an American actress.
Marshall's first film appearances were in the 20th Century Fox films Gentleman's Agreement and Daisy Kenyon in 1947 (although they were both uncredited). She went on to play roles (many minor) in over 25 more films until 1967.[better source needed]
Marshall had a small but significant role in I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as the best friend of Ann Sheridan's leading character. She was featured prominently in three Martin and Lewis comedy films, The Stooge, Sailor Beware and That's My Boy, with stars Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Among her television appearances, she guest starred twice on Perry Mason in 1959. She played murderer Irene Bedford in "The Case of the Shattered Dream," and title character Ginny Hobart in "The Case of the Spurious Sister".
She married three times, her first husband being the cameraman Allen Davey. Her second husband (from May 20, 1952, until 1959) was director Stanley Donen, with whom she had two sons, Peter and Joshua.
Marshall died on September 24, 2018, at the age of 89. Her family did not issue a press release when she died, although Robert Wagner's stepdaughter shared the news on her Instagram.
- Daisy Kenyon (1947) (uncredited) as Law Office Telephone Operator
- You Were Meant for Me (1948) (uncredited) Bit Part
- Sitting Pretty (1948) (uncredited) as Secretary
- The Street with No Name (1948) (uncredited) as Singer
- The Luck of the Irish (1948) (uncredited) as Secretary
- Road House (1948) (uncredited) as Millie
- Apartment for Peggy (1948) as Ruth
- The Snake Pit (1948) (uncredited) as Young Girl
- Unfaithfully Yours (1948) (uncredited) as Maisie, Second Telephone Operator
- When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) (uncredited) as Chorus Girl
- I Was a Male War Bride (1949) as Lt. Kitty Lawrence
- Dancing in the Dark (1949) (uncredited) as Myrna
- Wabash Avenue (1950) (uncredited) as Chorus Girl
- A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) (uncredited) as Annie
- Love That Brute (1950) (uncredited) as Dawn O'Day
- Stella (1950) as Mary
- My Blue Heaven (1950) (uncredited) as Bit Role
- Halls of Montezuma (1950) (uncredited) as Nurse
- I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) (uncredited) as Terry
- That's My Boy (1951) as Terry Howard
- Sailor Beware (1952) as Hilda Jones
- The Stooge (1952) as Genevieve 'Frecklehead' Tait
- Peter Gunn as Joanna Lund (1 episode, 1958)
- I Want to Live! (1958) (uncredited) as Rita
- Schlitz Playhouse of Stars as Belle (1 episode, 1958)
- Have Gun - Will Travel as Maggie O'Bannion (1 episode, 1959)
- Perry Mason as Ginny Hobart / (2 episodes, 1959)
- Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse as Ronnie Portman (1 episode, 1960)
- Via Margutta (1963) as Grace
- Gunn (1967) (as M.T. Marshall) as Daisy Jane
- It Takes a Thief as Myrna (1 episode, 1968)
- Six Days of Justice as Magistrate (1 episode, 1975)
- Marion Marshall profileArchived July 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "Marion Marshall, Hawks To Be Wed". The Capital. Maryland, Annapolis. Associated Press. January 1, 1950. p. 49. Retrieved September 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Film Actress, Movie Director Honeymoon". Redlands Daily Facts. California, Redlands. United Press. May 21, 1952. p. 1. Retrieved September 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Robert Wagner Takes Second Wife". The Kansas City Times. Missouri, Kansas City. Associated Press. July 22, 1963. p. 2. Retrieved September 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Marion Marshall, 89". Classic Images (525): 42. March 2019.
- Wagner, Robert (2008). Pieces of My Heart: A Life. New York: Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0-06-137331-2.