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Marilyn Maxwell ACTOR

Marilyn Maxwell was born on August 3rd, 1920 in Clarinda, Iowa with the birth name Marvel Marilyn Maxwell.  She became a leading lady actress during the 1940's and 1950's.  She became well known for her blonde hair and sexy and sensual persona.
She began showing an interest in performing from the young age of three when she took up dancing lessons.  As she got older and finished school, Maxwell then found work as a radio singer.  In 1942, she was given the chance to sign a film contract with MGM and began appearing on such films as, "Lost in a Harem" (1944) starring Abbott and Costello, "Champion" (1949) starring Kirk Douglas, "The Lemon Drop Kid" (1951) co-starring with Bob Hope and Lloyd Nolan and "Rock-A-Bye Baby" (1958) starring Jerry Lewis.
Maxwell also added a variety of appearances on such television series as, "Wagon Train", "Bus Stop", "Burke's Law", "The Red Skelton Hour", "77 Sunset Strip", "Playhouse 90", "Gunsmoke" and "Men at Law".
She also sang live on such television shows as, "The Jimmy Durante Show", "The Ford Show", starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.  She also toured entertaining troops during World War II as well as on USO tours with Bob Hope
Marilyn Maxwell married three times throughout her lifetime, first to John Conte from 1944 through 1946.  She then wed, Anders McIntyre in 1949, however by 1950 this marriage also came to an end   Her third husband was Jerry Davis whom she married in 1954 and they had one child before by 1960, this marriage, too, came to an end.  She did not re-marry again and on March 20th, 1972, Maxwell passed away in Los Angeles, California after suffering from a heart attack.  


1971   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 

1971   Men at Law

1970   Wild Women

1970   Here's Lucy

1969   From Nashville with Music 

1968   The Outsider

1968   Arizona Bushwhackers

1965   Branded

1963-1965  Burke's Law

1964   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 

1964   The Lively Set 

1964   Stage to Thunder Rock 

1964   The Danny Thomas Show

1964   Wagon Train

1963   Critic's Choice

1956-1963  The Red Skelton Hour

1961-1962  Bus Stop 

1960-1961  77 Sunset Strip 

1960-1961  Adventures in Paradise

1960   Gunsmoke 

1958   Rock-a-Bye Baby 

1957   Playhouse 90

1956   Forever, Darling

1955   Shower of Stars

1955   The Ford Television Theatre 

1955   New York Confidential

1954   Best Foot Forward

1954   Your Show of Shows

1953   Paris Model

1953   East of Sumatra

1953   G.E. True Theater 

1953   Off Limits 

1951   New Mexico 

1951   The Lemon Drop Kid

1950   Outside the Wall

1950   Key to the City 

1949   Champion

1948   Race Street

1948   Summer Holiday

1947   High Barbaree 

1946   The Show-Off 

1945   Between Two Women 

1944   Lost in a Harem

1944   3 Men in White 

1943   Swing Fever

1943   Thousands Cheer 

1943   Salute to the Marines 

1943   Pilot #5

1943   Du Barry Was a Lady

1943   Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case 

1943   Presenting Lily Mars 

1942   Stand by for Action

Matinee Classics - Champion starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman and John Daheim
Matinee Classics - Summer Holiday starring Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston, Frank Morgan, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Marilyn Maxwell, Agnes Moorehead, Selena Royle, Michael Kirby, Shirley Johns, Hal Hackett, Anne Francis, John Alexander, Virginia Brissac and Howard Freeman
Matinee Classics - New Mexico starring Lew Ayres, Marilyn Maxwell, Robert Hutton, Andy Devine, Raymond Burr, Jeff Corey, Lloyd Corrigan, Verna Felton, Ted de Corsia and John Hoyt

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