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MAJORIE MAIN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Marjorie Main was born on February 24th, 1890 in Acton, Indiana with the birth name Mary Romlinson.  Her father worked as a minister.
 
When she completed school, she went on to study at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana.  She also joined a local stock company and so as to not embarrass her father and ruin his name in any way, she took on her stage name.  Along with studying college and working in a local traveling stock company, Main also worked in vaudeville on the Chautauqua and Orpheum circuits. 
 
Her Broadway debut was in 1916 and many years later in 1931 she appeared on screen in the film, "A House Divided".  The majority of characters she portrayed were of the upper class lady but could not avoid being type cast as a domineering and abrasive female character.
 
She had the chance to repeat the stage role she played in the film version of, "Dead End" (1937).  She worked alongside Wallace Beery in a total of six films some of which included, "Barnacle Bill" (1940), "Jackass Mail" (1942) and "Bad Bascomb" (1946) amongst others.  

Main was also very generous and was known to donate a significant amount of her salary to support local school education.  Main is most well known for her role of, "Mae Kettle" in "The Egg and I" (1947) in which she received an Academy Award nomination.  Main played this same character in a total of ten films known as the Ma and Pa Kettle Films. She also had the chance to co star in the series with Percy Kilbride in, "Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin" (1948). 
           
Marjorie Main married once to Stanley Lefevre Krebs on December 2nd, 1921 and they remained married until he passed away on September 26th, 1935.  She did not marry again, and never had any children. 
 
Main passed away on April 10th, 1975 from lung cancer in Los Angeles, California at the age of eighty five.  She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills Cemetery. 
 

Filmography

1958   Wagon Train
1957   The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm 
1956   Friendly Persuasion 
1956   The Kettles in the Ozarks 
1955   Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki 
1954   Ricochet Romance  
1954   Ma and Pa Kettle at Home 
1954   Rose Marie 
1953   The Long, Long Trailer 
1953   Fast Company 
1953   Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation 
1952   Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair 
1952   The Belle of New York 
1951   It's a Big Country
1951   The Law and the Lady
1951   Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm 
1951   Mr. Imperium 
1951   A Letter from a Soldier
1950   Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone 
1950   Summer Stock 
1950   Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
1949   Big Jack
1949   Ma and Pa Kettle
1948   Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' 
1947   The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
1947   The Egg and I 
1946   The Show-Off 
1946   Undercurrent 
1946   Bad Bascomb 
1946   The Harvey Girls 
1945   Murder, He Says 
1944   Gentle Annie 
1944   Meet Me in St. Louis 
1944   Rationing 
1943   Johnny Come Lately 
1943   Heaven Can Wait 
1942   Tennessee Johnson 
1942   Tish 
1942   Jackass Mail 
1942   The Affairs of Martha 
1942   We Were Dancing 
1942   The Bugle Sounds
1941   Honky Tonk 
1941   The Shepherd of the Hills 
1941   A Woman's Face 
1941   Barnacle Bill 
1941   The Trial of Mary Dugan 
1941   The Wild Man of Borneo 
1940   Wyoming 
1940   The Captain Is a Lady 
1940   Susan and God 
1940   Turnabout
1940   Dark Command 
1940   Women Without Names 
1940   I Take This Woman 
1939   Two Thoroughbreds 
1939   Another Thin Man 
1939   The Women 
1939   The Angels Wash Their Faces 
1939   They Shall Have Music  
1939   Lucky Night 
1938   There Goes My Heart
1938   Girls' School
1938   Too Hot to Handle 
1938   Under the Big Top 
1938   Little Tough Guy 
1938   Prison Farm 
1938   Romance of the Limberlost 
1938   Three Comrades 
1938   Test Pilot 
1938   King of the Newsboys 
1938   Penitentiary  
1938   City Girl 
1937   The Shadow 
1937   Boy of the Streets 
1937   The Wrong Road
1937   The Man Who Cried Wolf 
1937   Dead End  
1937   Stella Dallas
1937   Love in a Bungalow 
1934   Music in the Air
1934   Crime Without Passion
1934   Art Trouble 
1933   New Deal Rhythm 
1932   Hot Saturday  
1932   Broken Lullaby  
1931   A House Divided 





Matinee Classics - Shepherd of the Hills starring John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Samuel S.  Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, Marc Lawrence, John Qualen, and John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight
Matinee Classics - The Dark Command starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Porter Hall, Marjorie Main, Raymond Walburn, Joseph Sawyer, Helen MacKellar and J. Farrell MacDonald
Matinee Classics - A Woman's Face starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Nichols, Charles Quigley, Gwili Andre, Clifford Brooke, George Zucco, Henry Kolker, Robert Warwick, Gilbert Emery, Henry Daniell, Sarah Padden and William Farnum
Matinee Classics - Boy of the Streets starring Jackie Cooper, Maureen O'Connor, Kathleen Burke, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Marjorie Main, Matty Fain, George Cleveland, Gordon Elliott, Guy Usher and Paul White
Matinee Classics - Undercurrent starring Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Jayne Meadows, Clinton Sundberg, Dan Tobin, Kathryn Card, Leigh Whipper, Charles Trowbridge, James Westerfield and Billy McClain
Matinee Classics - Johnny Come Lately starring James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie Main, Hattie McDaniel, Marjorie Lord, Edward McNamara, Bill Henry and Robert Barrat
Matinee Classics - New Deal Rhythm starring Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Marjorie Main and Shirley Temple
Matinee Classics - Mr. Imperium starring Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main, Barry Sullivan, Cedric Hardwicke and Debbie Reynolds
Matinee Classics - We Hold These Truths Radio Show starring Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Marjorie Main, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Edward G. Robinson, Rudy Vallee, Walter Huston, Norman Corwin and President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Matinee Classics - Summer Stock starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven, Marjorie Main, Phil Silvers, Ray Collins, Nita Bieber, Carleton Carpenter and Hans Conried


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