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Also Known As: Ardis Anderson Gaines Died: July 30, 1992
Born: September 29, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philippines Profession: actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Iroquois Trail (1950) Marion Thorne
2.
 Whispering Smith (1949) Marian Sinclair
3.
 Strange Impersonation (1946) Nora Goodrich
4.
 Paris After Dark (1943) Yvonne Blanchard
5.
 Background to Danger (1943) Tamara Zaleshoff
6.
 The Constant Nymph (1943) Toni Sanger
7.
 You Can't Escape Forever (1942) Laurie Abbott
8.
 Captains of the Clouds (1942) Emily Foster
9.
 Singapore Woman (1941) Vicki Moore
10.
 Highway West (1941) Claire Foster
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husband:
William Holden. Actor. Divorced.

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son:
Scott Holden. Actor. Father William Holden.

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jennybeans ( 2008-06-17 )

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Brenda wanted to be a film actress, all right; it's just that she didn't want to be Brenda Marshall. Throughout her years in Hollywood, she insisted that her friends and co-workers address her not by her studio-fabricated cognomen, but by her given name of Ardis Anderson Gaines. A Warner Bros. contractee of the early 1940s, Anderson/Marshall did her best work opposite Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk (1940) and Footsteps in the Dark (1941). From 1941 through 1973, Brenda Marshall was married to actor William Holden, a curious union that evidently soured early on (Holden's friends blamed Marshall, and vice versa), and was distinguished by extended separations and numerous extracurricular romances.

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