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Also Known As: Mary Bickford Dunn Died: January 21, 1937
Born: November 8, 1898 Cause of Death: acute alcoholism complicated by malnutrition
Birth Place: Sarnia, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, stenographer

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A vivacious, charming leading lady of the silent era, Marie Prevost is, fortunately, remembered for her work in several sparkling Ernst Lubitsch comedies of the 1920s and, unfortunately, also remembered for the grim (if often misrepresented) circumstances of her tragic early demise.

A vivacious, charming leading lady of the silent era, Marie Prevost is, fortunately, remembered for her work in several sparkling Ernst Lubitsch comedies of the 1920s and, unfortunately, also remembered for the grim (if often misrepresented) circumstances of her tragic early demise.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ten Laps to Go (1938) Elsie
2.
 Cain and Mabel (1936) Receptionist
3.
 13 Hours by Air (1936) Waitress
4.
 Tango (1936) Betty Barlow
5.
 Bengal Tiger (1936) Girl in saloon
6.
 Hands Across the Table (1935) Nona
7.
 Parole Girl (1933) Jeanie
8.
 Only Yesterday (1933) Amy
9.
 The Eleventh Commandment (1933) Tessie Florin
10.
 Hell Divers (1932) Lulu
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Family moved from Ontario, Canada to Denver, CO while Prevost was still very young
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Moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sister after the death of her father
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Worked briefly as a stenographer before she began working in films
1916:
Began career in films as a bathing beauty in Mack Sennett comedy shorts; soon promoted to leading lady
1921:
Left Sennett Studios; signed by Universal
1922:
First film for Warner Bros., "The Beautiful and the Damned", based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel
1923:
Made first film opposite Monte Blue at Warner Bros., "Brass"
1924:
Starred in three films directed by Ernst Lubitsch: "The Marriage Circle" (1924), "Three Women" (1924) and "Kiss Me Again" (1925)
1926:
Signed with Producers Releasing Corporation; made the first of six films directed by E. Mason Hopper; also began making a series of six films co-starring silent screen actor Harrison Ford
1930:
Began playing almost exclusively supporting roles in features including "Paid" and "Ladies of Leisure"
1934:
With less and less work coming in, Prevost sold her Malibu home and moved into a small apartment located at 6230 Afton Place, near Sunset Blvd. in the middle of Hollywood (date approximate)
1936:
Last film, "Cain and Mabel"; played a bit part
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husband:
H B Gerke. Married 1918, divorced 1923.
husband:
Kenneth Harlan. Actor. Married 1924, separated not long thereafter, but did not divorce until 1929; acted together in several films included "The Beautiful and Damned", "The Married Flapper" (both 1922) and "Bobbed Hair" (1925).

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sister:
Margaret Prevost. Actor. Acted in a number of silent films including "The Old Swimmin' Hole" (1921) and "The Fog" (1923); survived Marie.

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