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Job Actress, film producer, screenwriter, philanthropist
Years active 1917-1937
Top Roles Congregation Member, Loretta Dalrymple, aka Miss Dawn Glory, Gail Loveless, Margaret 'Peg' O'Connell, Fely / Anne
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Drama, Silent Films, Musical, Historical
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Show Business, Mistaken Identity
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), ,
Shares birthday with Ray Milland, Anna May Wong, ZaSu Pitts  see more..

Marion Davies Overview:

Legendary actress, Marion Davies, was born Marion Cecelia Douras on Jan 3, 1897 in Brooklyn, NY. Davies died at the age of 64 on Sep 22, 1961 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Marion Davies's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #13 on May 13, 1929. Davies was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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’ 121st birthday

By Lara on Jan 3, 2018 From Backlots

was born on this date in 1897. She and her nephew, the screenwriter Charles Lederer, always celebrated their birthdays together on New Year’s Day (Lederer was born on December 31), but January 3 was the actual date of her birth. January of 1897 is one of the warmest Januarys on r... Read full article


: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down? (Part 1)

By FlickChick on Oct 2, 2017 From A Person in the Dark

While getting to know more about the work of , it became clear to me that I had to divide her work into two segments: silent films and sound films. This post deals with Marion's work in silent films. Let's cut to the chase: a HUGE thumbs up for ' silent film body of wo... Read full article


Today: Magnificent, delightful 'Under the Stars'

By carole_and_co on Aug 29, 2017 From Carole & Co.

If you have Turner Classic Movies on your cable system, celebrate today; Carole Lombard would. That's because Aug. 29 is the day TCM is making Lombard's good friend its subject for 24 hours as part of its "Summer Under the Stars." (Lombard and Davies are shown with Douglas Fairbanks Sr... Read full article


Today: Magnificent, delightful 'Under the Stars'

By carole_and_co on Aug 29, 2017 From Carole & Co.

If you have Turner Classic Movies on your cable system, celebrate today; Carole Lombard would. That's because Aug. 29 is the day TCM is making Lombard's good friend its subject for 24 hours as part of its "Summer Under the Stars." (Lombard and Davies are shown with Douglas Fairbanks Sr... Read full article


Happy Birthday (January 3, 1897)

By Lara on Jan 4, 2017 From Backlots

I have been living with as a subject since November of 2013. When you write a biography, your subject stays with you 24/7, informing your interpretations of the world and of the things you see and hear. I often think about how to make a paragraph flow better, and when I read a new bit ... Read full article


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Marion Davies Quotes:

Captain Jack Gailliard C.S.A.: You know, Lucille, some day that snoopy little nose of yours is gonna lead you right into trouble.
Gail Loveless: No, sir, but if it do, these feet of mine are gonna get me right out.
[laughs]


Bertram 'Berry' Rhodes: What kind of woman are you to make a man forget his fiancée?
Jennifer Rarick: What kind of man are you to make a woman forget a man's fiancée?


Loretta Dalrymple, aka Miss Dawn Glory: [Last Lines]
[said while the plane they are in is doing loops]
Loretta Dalrymple, aka Miss Dawn Glory: Now, loop me, Bingo!
Bingo Nelson: Hold on, honey.
Loretta Dalrymple, aka Miss Dawn Glory: Ooh! I've found my dream man and I've never been so h-h-happy in all my life.


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Marion Davies Facts
She was famous for doing dead-on impersonations of celebrities at parties. At least three impersonations made it into The Patsy (1928).

Being the practical joker that she was, she once got President Calvin Coolidge drunk by feeding him wine and telling him it was fruit juice.

She was William Randolph Hearst's mistress for over 30 years. It was widely considered the "worst kept secret in Hollywood" that she lived with him in California while his wife Millicent resided in New York. His wife would not grant him a divorce so that he could marry Marion. Marion retired from the screen in the late 1930s so she could be with Hearst as his health was declining. When Hearst lay dying in 1951 at the age of 88, Marion was given a sedative by his lawyer. When she awoke several hours later, she discovered that Hearst had died and that his associates had removed his body as well as all his belongings and any trace that he had lived there with her. His family had a big formal funeral for him in San Francisco. Marion did not attend.

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