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Also Known As: Marvel Marilyn Maxwell Died: March 20, 1972
Born: August 3, 1921 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Clarinda, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ... actor singer
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Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was a platinum blonde, curvaceous movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films and radio programs, also entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope. She also appeared in a number of Hope's shows as a sexy but comic foil. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with MGM in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her memorable film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)

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