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Marion Byron (Miriam Bilenkin)

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Biography

Dayton, Ohio, USA
At Warner Brothers, tiny, five feet tall Marion Byron was nicknamed (and occasionally billed as) "Peanuts". She was a cute and vivacious soubrette who featured in early, long forgotten musicals, with titles like The Show of Shows (1929), Broadway Babies (1929) and Playing Around (1930). Marion began her performing career as a teenage showgirl in Los Angeles and got her first break in films as leading lady to Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928). In a biographical form, she was required to submit at First National, she answered the question of how she got her first screen opportunity with: "By mistake". Read more...

Actor

Character: Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Florine Chanler

Broadway Babies 1929

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Character: Mimi Marantz

The Heart of New York 1932

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Character: Bride on Train

It Happened One Day 1934

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Character: Nurse Corday

Five of a Kind 1938

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