Martin, Marion

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Martin, Marion Gender: F
born on 12 June 1909 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°40 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°18'

Marion Martin (in the 1943 film "Lady of Burlesque")


American actress and singer, called "the most beautiful girl on Broadway" before she quit the stage for a film career through the 1930s and 1940s. She played leading female roles, often showgirls, in several "B" pictures, performing one of her most notable roles in James Whale's Sinners in Paradise (1938). Despite her success she was often cast in minor roles in more widely seen films such as His Girl Friday (1940). The majority of her roles were in comedies but she also appeared in dramas such as Boom Town (1940) in which she played a dance hall singer who is briefly romanced by Clark Gable. Her more substantial roles included Alice Angel, a dizzy showgirl, in the murder mystery Lady of Burlesque with Barbara Stanwyck. By the late 1940s, her roles were often minor. Three Stooges fans will remember her as western cowgirl Gladys in Merry Mavericks. She died at age 76 of cardiac arrest on 13 August 1985 in Los Angeles, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate, daughter of Alfred Martin (occupation: steward) and Rosalie (nee O'Donald), born 12 June 1909. Wikipedia and various reference books have 7 June (born in the years 1909-1916). For example, The International Motion Picture Almanac (1951) lists her as "MARTIN, MARIAN: Actress, b . Philadelphia, June 7, 1916: e. Bayonne School, Switzerland; p. Rosalie Supplee, stage actress, and father, Bethlehem Steel Corp. executive." A report in The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 6 Dec 1944, page 19, gives her father as "Alfred J. Martin, Bethlehem Steel executive." The California, Death Index lists her as "Marion Joan Krzykoski/ Mother: Odonnell/ Father: Martin/ Birth: Pennsylvania 7 Jun 1909/ Death: 13 Aug 1985 Los Angeles." Apparently she, her agent, or the film studios took several years off (and added several days to) her age.


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blonde)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage, film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Musicals)