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Marjorie Main (Mary Tomlinson)

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Biography

Acton, Indiana, USA
Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in A House Divided (1931). She repeated her stage role in Dead End (1937) as Baby Face Martin (Humphrey Bogart)'s mother, which led to a number of slum mother parts. She played very strong role of Lucy, the dude ranch operator in The Women (1939). She achieved popularity as a comedienne in six 1940s movies made with Wallace Beery e.g., Barnacle Bill (1941). Read more...

Actor

Character: Statler Hotel Beauty

Harry Fox and His Six American Beauties 1929

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Character: Gossip in Window

Hot Saturday 1932

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Character: Frau Schmidt - Townswoman

Broken Lullaby 1932

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Character: Woman Who Sits on Painting

Art Trouble 1934

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Character: Mrs. Mary Brennan

Boy of the Streets 1937

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Character: Old Woman by Phone

Three Comrades 1938

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Character: Fireless Cooker Customer

There Goes My Heart 1938

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Character: Mrs. Dolley

Another Thin Man 1939

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Character: Mrs. Arkelian

The Angels Wash Their Faces 1939

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Character: Mrs. Cantrell / Mrs. Adams

Dark Command 1940

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Character: Mehitabel

Wyoming 1940

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Character: Granny Becky

The Shepherd of the Hills 1941

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Character: Judge Sidney Hawkes

We Were Dancing 1942

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Character: Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry

Tish 1942

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Character: Mrs. Strable

Heaven Can Wait 1943

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Character: Annie Goss

Gentle Annie 1944

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Character: Sonora Cassidy

The Harvey Girls 1946

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Character: Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle

The Egg and I 1947

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Character: Mrs. Phineas Hill

The Belle of New York 1952

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Character: Lady Jane Dunstock

Rose Marie 1954

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Character: The Widow Hudspeth

Friendly Persuasion 1956

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Character: 'Gashouse' Mary

Johnny Come Lately 1943

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Character: Actress 'Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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