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.
MINI BIO:Bright, chirpy, round-faced Hollywood blonde whose talent for comedy went largely unappreciated in its day because she was the mistress of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst whose money kept her in leading roles for 20 years. Nowadays critical opinion, looking objectively at Marion's career, seems to be that the fun-loving girl with the delightful stutter would probably have done very nicely without her protector. Died of cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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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Gail Loveless: No, sir, but if it do, these feet of mine are gonna get me right out.
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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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