skip navigation
Overview for Marion Davies
Marion Davies

Marion Davies

Up
Down
share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (9)

Recent DVDs

Peg O' My... Rural Irish lass Peg O’Connell (Marion Davies) received the stunning news that... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Not So Dumb ... Although the next good idea that scatterbrained Dulcinea Parker (Marion Davies)... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

The Florodora... Back in the Gay Nineties, cuddlesome chorine Daisy Dell (Marion Davies) sang in... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Blondie of the... Both Marion Davies and Billie Dove were one-time Ziegfeld chorus girls, so they... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Marianne ... Following triumphs in the silent The Patsy, The Cardboard Lover and Show People,... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Five and Ten ... Best known as a comedienne. Marion Davies demonstrates her dramatic skills in a... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: September 22, 1961
Born: January 3, 1897 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

MILESTONES

1910:
Broadway debut (as chorus girl) in "The Blue Bird"
1917:
Film acting and screenwriting debut, "Runaway Romany" (sole screenwriting credit)
1918:
Four films produced through the Marion Davies Picture Corporation (set up by W.R. Hearst); subsequent producer credits through Cosmopolitan Pictures (also set up by Hearst)
1924:
First Cosmopolitan film to be released and distributed by MGM, "Janice Meredith"
1929:
Talking film debut in all-star "Hollywood Revue of 1929"
1934:
Moved Cosmopolitan over to Warner Brothers when the role of Elizabeth Barrett in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" was given to Norma Shearer instead of to Davies
1937:
Made last film, "Ever Since Eve"
1937:
Loaned the financially ailing William Randolph Hearst $1 million dollars; reportedly raised money by selling jewelry
1955:
Purchased $2 million Desert Inn in Palm Springs
1960:
Campaigned for John Kennedy's presidential bid

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute