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Also Known As: Mary Wayne Marsh Died: February 13, 1968
Born: November 9, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Madrid, New Mexico, USA Profession: actor

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Sensitive, lovely heroine of many D.W. Griffith films. The gifted Marsh joined the director's company in 1912 and distinguished herself as the younger sister who plunges to her death in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) and especially as the young wife in the modern episode of "Intolerance" (1916). After a brief retirement in the mid-1920s she played supporting parts in sound films, especially those of John Ford. Sister of actress Marguerite Marsh.

Sensitive, lovely heroine of many D.W. Griffith films. The gifted Marsh joined the director's company in 1912 and distinguished herself as the younger sister who plunges to her death in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) and especially as the young wife in the modern episode of "Intolerance" (1916). After a brief retirement in the mid-1920s she played supporting parts in sound films, especially those of John Ford. Sister of actress Marguerite Marsh.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 TBD (2005)
2.
 Donovan's Reef (1963)
3.
 Two Rode Together (1961) Hanna Clay
4.
 Sergeant Rutledge (1960) Nellie
5.
 From the Terrace (1960) Governess
6.
 Cry Terror! (1958)
7.
 The Wings of Eagles (1957) Nurse
8.
 While the City Sleeps (1956) Mrs. Manners
9.
 Julie (1956) Hysterical passenger
10.
 Girls in Prison (1956) Grandma [Edwards]
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Milestones close milestones

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With her older sister, moved to California
1912:
Approached Biograph Company about appearing in films
1912:
Feature debut, "A Siren of Impulse"
1914:
Teamed with Bobby Harron in "Home Sweet Home"
1915:
Had featured role in D W Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"
1916:
Reteamed with Griffith for "Intolerance"
1917:
Signed to a contract by Goldwyn
1920:
Announced retirement
1920:
Came out of retirement to star in two features "'Fraid Lady" (1920) and "Nobody's Kid" (1921)
1923:
Went to London to co-star in "Paddy, the Next Best Thing"
1923:
Reteamed with Griffith for "The White Rose", co-starring Ivor Novello
1925:
Made final silent film, "The Rat", based on a play by Novello
1932:
Returned to films for a small role in Henry King's "Over the Hill"
1961:
Final film, "Two Road Together", directed by John Ford
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husband:
Louis Lee Arms. Publicist. Married 1918; survived her.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Marguerite Marsh. Actor. Older.

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