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May 3, 2023

35 Fabulous Photos of Marie Wilson in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1916 as Katherine Elizabeth Wilson in Anaheim, California, American actress Marie Wilson began her career in Hollywood in the 1934 film Down to Their Last Yacht as a ship passenger, and then appeared in Babes in Toyland as Mary Quite Contrary. She also had roles in short films, including Bum Voyage (1934), Slide, Nellie, Slide (1936), Vitaphone Pictorial Revue (Series 2 No. 6) (1938), and Vitaphone Pictorial Revue (Series 2 No. 12).

Wilson first appeared on television in the series My Friend Irma from 1952 to 1954. She was in two episodes of Burke’s Law, and in the short-lived television series Where’s Huddles?. Her last role was in 1972 as Margaret Cooperman in Love, American Style. She was a guest on The Ed Sullivan Show on four occasions.

Wilson’s talents have been recognized with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: for radio at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard, for television at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard, and for movies at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard. She died from cancer in 1972 at age 56. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of young Marie Wilson in the 1930s and 1940s.


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