Job Actor
Years active 1911-1965
Known for Smooth and deliberately-spoken
Top Roles W. Somerset Maugham, Stephen Fisher, Jim Buchanan, Robert Harley Hedges, Geoffrey Wolfe
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Director), , (Director), (Director)
Shares birthday with Douglas Fairbanks, Betty Garrett, John Payne  see more..

Herbert Marshall Overview:

Legendary actor, Herbert Marshall, was born Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall on May 23, 1890 in London, UK. Marshall appeared in ove 90 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Letter (both the 1929 and more famous 1940 versions), Trouble in Paradise (1932), Blonde Venus (1932), The Little Foxes (1941), The Enchanted Cottage (1945), The Razor's Edge (1946), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Fly (1958) and Midnight Lace (1960). Marshall died at the age of 75 on Jan 22, 1966 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Chapel of the Pines Crematory Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


Smooth and deliberately-spoken, Herbert Marshall diligently pursued his acting career, at first in Britain but soon in Hollywood, despite the loss of a leg in World War I. He came into films late but made up for it by remaining in star roles until well into his sixties. He was equally elegant in comedy or drama. Marshall was married to actresses Edna Best (1928-1940) and Boots Mallory (1946-1958), the second and fourth of five wives.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Marshall was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Born Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall May 23, 1890 - January 22, 1966 An Actual and Virtual Hero One of the most sought-after leading men of the 1930s, began his acting career as a stage actor and didn't turn to film until he was nearly 40. Marshall was born in London and worked... Read full article

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Herbert Marshall Quotes:

Dr. Hoffenreich: I've observed that teachers whho are browbeaten at home are inclined to take their revenge in school.

Stephen Fisher: It's really very exciting being present at the christening of an American newspaper correspondent. Shouldn't we break a bottle of champagne or something?

Gaston Monescu: I love you. I loved you the minute I saw you. I'm mad about you, my little shoplifter... . my sweet little pickpocket... . my darling.

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Herbert Marshall Facts
Grandfather of Timothy M. Bourne.

Although a single leg amputee, he had mastered this minor inconvenience so well that, in "The Letter" opposite Bette Davis, they included a scene in which he raced up a long curved staircase taking the steps two at a time.

Ex-father-in-law of Mel Bourne.

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