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Also Known As: Died: September 10, 1996
Born: January 31, 1923 Cause of Death: respiratory failure due to lymphedema
Birth Place: Logan, West Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved to New York after the death of her father
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Became a Powers model while still in high school
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Changed last name from LaCock to Marshall
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Began career as a showgirl in Al Jolson's last Broadway show "Hold Onto Your Hats" with Joyce Mathews and Jinx Falkenberg; co-starred Martha Raye
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Moved to Hollywood with husband, Dick Haymes
1946:
Film acting debut was "Abie's Irish Rose" acting opposite Bing Crosby
1948:
Co-starred in director Howard Hawks' "Red River" as Tess Millay with John Wayne; Hawks spotted her sunning in Palm Springs; changed her last name from Marshall to Dru
1949:
Cast in director John Ford's "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" again opposite John Wayne
1949:
Appeared in "All the King's Men"
1950:
Acted in "Wagonmaster" another John Ford film, co-starring Ben Johnson
1960:
Starred in "Guestward Ho!" an ABC-TV sitcom, playing the role of Babs Hooten

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