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Marjorie Reynolds ACTOR


Marjorie Reynolds was born on August 12th, 1917 in Buhl, Idaho with the birth name Marjorie Goodspeed.  Her father was a doctor and her mother a homemaker.  She was raised the majority of her youth in Los Angeles, California and actually made her film debut at the age of six in, "Trilby" (1923).  However after working as a child actor appearing in a number of silents being credited under her real name, she retired for a bit to pursue a formal education.  

As a teenager, Marjorie returned back to the industry working as an extra.  She also worked as a dancer in the early 30's on a variety of films for Paramount Pictures.
Her first speaking role was in 1937 on the film, "Murder in Greenwich Village" followed by a role in, "Gone With the Wind" (1939) starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell, George Reeves, Rand Brooks and Butterfly McQueen and soon winning the top female role in the film, "Holiday Inn" (1942) starring with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale and Walter Abel, which even today remains as her most popular role.  This film role followed with a number of appearances on 'B' rated films such as, "Up in Mabel's Room" (1944) also starring Jack Oakie, Dennis O'Keefe, Charlotte Greenwood, Mischa Auer and Gail Patrick, "Meet Me on Broadway" (1946) and "Heaven Only Knows" (1947). 
Along with her film career, she did work as a television actress appearing on, "The Life of Riley" (1953) starring William Bendix and "Leave it to Beaver" (1960-1963).  She also did occasional guest spots and some commercial work.  Throughout her career she appeared in more then seventy films.      

Marjorie Reynolds married twice, first to a casting director by the name of, Jack Reynolds from 1936 through 1952 and they had a daughter, Linda who started out working as an actress but later moved in to the other side of the industry working as a casting director.  Her second marriage was to John Whitney who had also briefly worked as an actor.  They remained together from 1953 through his death in 1985. 
She retired from acting in the late 70's and after losing her husband in 1985, she did not remarry again.  On February 1st, 1997 she had been suffering from congestive heart disease for quite some time and collapsed and died in Manhattan Beach, California at the age of seventy nine.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1978 Pearl
1969 The Good Guys
1964 The Silent Witness 
1960-1963 Leave It to Beaver 
1963 The Wide Country 
1962-1963 Our Man Higgins
1962 Tales of Wells Fargo
1961 Whispering Smith
1961 Surfside 6
1960 Shirley Temple Theatre
1955-1960 The Millionaire
1959 Juke Box Rhythm 
1953-1958 The Life of Riley
1953 The Abbott and Costello Show
1952 No Holds Barred 
1952 Models, Inc.
1952 The Unexpected
1951 Gruen Guild Theater 
1951 His Kind of Woman 
1951 Racket Squad
1951 Home Town Story 
1951 Hollywood Theatre Time
1950 Rookie Fireman 
1950 The Great Jewel Robber 
1950 Customs Agent 
1949 That Midnight Kiss 
1949 Bad Men of Tombstone 
1947 Heaven Only Knows
1946 Monsieur Beaucaire 
1946 The Time of Their Lives 
1946 Meet Me on Broadway 
1945 Duffy's Tavern 
1945 Bring on the Girls 
1944 Three Is a Family 
1944 Ministry of Fear 
1944 Up in Mabel's Room 
1943 Dixie 
1942 Holiday Inn 
1941 Law of the Timber 
1941 Dude Cowboy 
1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan 
1941 Tillie the Toiler 
1941 Cyclone on Horseback 
1941 The Great Swindle 
1941 Secret Evidence 
1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos 
1940 Up in the Air 
1940 Doomed to Die 
1940 Enemy Agent 
1940 Midnight Limited 
1940 Chasing Trouble 
1940 The Fatal Hour 
1939 Gone with the Wind 
1939 Danger Flight 
1939 Sky Patrol 
1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown 
1939 Stunt Pilot 
1939 Timber Stampede 
1939 Racketeers of the Range 
1939 Streets of New York
1939 Mystery Plane 
1939 The Phantom Stage 
1938 Guilty Trails 
1938 Black Bandit 
1938 Delinquent Parents 
1938 Man's Country
1938 Rebellious Daughters 
1938 Western Trails 
1938 Six-Shootin' Sheriff 
1938 The Overland Express
1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts 
1937 Murder in Greenwich Village 
1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 
1937 Top of the Town
1936 College Holiday 
1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 
1936 Three Cheers for Love 
1936 Dancing Pirate 
1936 Collegiate
1933 College Humor
1933 Wine, Women and Song 
1924 Revelation 
1923 The Broken Wing 
1923 Scaramouche 
1923 Trilby  

Matinee Classics - The Fatal Hour starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds, Lita Chevret, Harry Strang, Hooper Atchley and Richard Loo
Matinee Classics - Robin Hood of the Pecos starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Reynolds, Cy Kendall, Leigh Whipper, Sally Payne, Eddie Acuff, Robert Strange, William Haade, Jay Novello and Roscoe Ates
Matinee Classics - Marjorie Reynolds
Matinee Classics - Midnight Limited starring John 'Dusty' King, Marjorie Reynolds, George Cleveland, Edward Keane, Monty Collins, I. Stanford Jolley, Pat Flaherty, Herbert Ashley and Lita Chevret
Matinee Classics - Models, Inc. starring Howard Duff, Colleen Gray, John Howard, Marjorie Reynolds, Louis Jean Heydt, Ed Max, Benny Baker, James Seay, Charles Cane, Sue Carlton, Lou Lubin and Mary Hill
Matinee Classics - Monsieur Beaucaire starring Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds, Cecil Kellaway, Joseph Schildkraut, Reginald Owen, Constance Collier, Hillary Brooke, Fortunio Bonanova, Douglass Dumbrille and Mary Nash
Matinee Classics - Mr. Wong in Chinatown starring Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon, Peter George Lynn, William Royle, James Flavin, Lotus Long, Lee Tong Foo, Bessie Loo, Richard Loo and Ernie Stanton
Matinee Classics - Marvelous Margie Radio Show starring Marjorie Reynolds, William Demarest and Binnie Barnes
Matinee Classics - Sky Patrol starring John Trent, Marjorie Reynolds, Milburn Stone, Jason Robards Sr., Jackie Coogan, Dickie Jones, Boyd Irwin, John Daheim, Bryant Washburn, LeRoy Mason and John Peters
Matinee Classics - Danger Flight starring John Trent, Marjorie Reynolds, Milburn Stone, Jason Robards Sr., Tommy Baker, Dennis Moore, Julius Tannen, Edwin Parker, Joe Bernard, Harry Harvey Jr. and Walter Wills

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