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Marie Prevost

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marie Prevost (born Marie Bickford Dunn; November 8, 1896 - January 21, 1937) was a Canadian-born film actress. During her twenty-year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures. Prevost began her career during the silent film era. She was discovered by Mack Sennett who signed her to contract and made her one of his "Bathing Beauties" in the late 1910s. Prevost appeared in dozens of Sennett's short comedy films before moving on to feature length films for Universal. In 1922, she signed with Warner Bros. where her career flourished as a leading lady. She was a favorite of director Ernst Lubitsch who cast her in three of his comedy films; The Marriage Circle (1924), Three Women (1924) and Kiss Me Again (1925). After being let go by Warner Bros in early 1926, Prevost's career began to decline and she was relegated to secondary roles. She was also beset with personal problems, including the death of her mother in 1926 and the breakdown of her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan in 1927, which fueled her depression. She began to abuse alcohol and binge eat, resulting in a weight gain that made it difficult for her to secure acting jobs. By 1935, Prevost was only able to secure bit parts in films. She made her last onscreen appearance in 1936. After years of drinking, Prevost died of acute alcoholism at the age of 38 in January 1937. Prevost's estate was valued at $300 since she had squandered most of her earnings. Her death prompted the Hollywood community to create the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital.


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Born:
Nov 8, 1896 In Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
74
First Appeared:
In the movie Sunshine 1916-05-06
Latest Project:
Movie Happy Times and Jolly Moments 1943-01-01
Known For
Poster of Other Women's Husbands
Poster of The Marriage Circle
Poster of Brass
Poster of She Loved Him Plenty
Filmography
Movie Happy Times and Jolly Moments (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie A Small Town Idol Marcelle 1939-02-11
Movie 13 Hours by Air Waitress in Omaha 1936-04-30
Movie Tango Betty Barlow, Treasure's Roomate 1936-02-13
Movie Ten Laps to Go Elsie, Cafe Waitress 1936-12-05
Movie Keystone Hotel Mrs. Clarabelle Sterling 1935-09-21
Movie Hands Across the Table Nona 1935-10-18
Movie Parole Girl Jeanie Vance 1933-03-04
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. A-8 Unknown 1933-03-10
Movie The Eleventh Commandment Tessie Florin 1933-03-25
Movie Only Yesterday Amy (Uncredited) 1933-11-01
Movie Hell Divers Lulu 1932-01-16
Movie Three Wise Girls Dot 1932-02-10
Movie Carnival Boat Babe 1932-03-19
Movie Slightly Married Nellie Gordon 1932-10-15
Movie It's a Wise Child Annie Ostrom 1931-04-10
Movie Gentleman's Fate Mabel 1931-03-07
Movie The Good Bad Girl Trixie Barnes 1931-05-20
Movie Sporting Blood Angela 'Angie' Ludeking 1931-08-08
Movie All Faces West Arleta Vance 1931-07-13
Movie The Runaround Margy 1931-08-21
Movie The Sin of Madelon Claudet Rosalie 1931-10-23
Movie Ladies of Leisure Dot Lamarr 1930-04-05
Movie Sweethearts on Parade Nita 1930-09-28
Movie Party Girl Diana Hoster 1930-01-01
Movie War Nurse Rosalie 1930-11-22
Movie Paid Agnes Lynch 1930-12-30
Movie Divorce Made Easy Unknown 1929-07-06
Movie The Godless Girl Mame 1929-03-31
Movie The Flying Fool Pat Riley 1929-07-10
Movie On to Reno Vera 1928-01-01
Movie A Blonde for a Night Marie 1928-02-25
Movie The Racket Helen Hayes 1928-11-01
Movie The Sideshow Queenie Parker 1928-12-11
Movie Getting Gertie's Garter Gertie Darling 1927-02-28
Movie Man Bait Madge Dreyer 1927-01-18
Movie The Girl in the Pullman Irene Burton 1927-10-31
Movie The Cave Man Myra Gaylord 1926-02-06
Movie Other Women's Husbands Kay Lambert 1926-03-17
Movie Almost a Lady Marcia Blake 1926-09-27
Movie Up in Mabel's Room Mabel Ainsworth 1926-06-20
Movie Recompense Julie Gmelyn 1925-04-26
Movie Kiss Me Again LouLou Fleury 1925-08-01
Movie Bobbed Hair Connemara Moore 1925-10-24
Movie Seven Sinners Molly Brian 1925-11-07
Movie Daughters of Pleasure Marjory Hadley 1924-06-15
Movie How to Educate a Wife Mabel Todd 1924-05-01
Movie The Hollywood Kid Herself 1924-04-19
Movie Being Respectable Unknown 1924-07-01
Movie The Marriage Circle Mizzi Stock 1924-02-10
Movie The Dark Swan Eve Quinn 1924-11-26
Movie The Lover of Camille Unknown 1924-11-10
Movie Three Women Harriet 1924-10-04
Movie Tarnish Nettie Dark 1924-08-01
Movie Cornered Unknown 1924-08-01
Movie Brass Marjorie Jones 1923-03-04
Movie The Wanters Myra Hastings 1923-11-26
Movie Kissed Unknown 1922-05-22
Movie Her Night of Nights Unknown 1922-06-26
Movie Heroes of the Street Unknown 1922-12-24
Movie The Beautiful and Damned Unknown 1922-12-10
Movie A Small Town Idol Marcelle Mansfield 1921-02-13
Movie Call a Cop Unknown 1921-06-26
Movie Nobody's Fool Unknown 1921-10-31
Movie Moonlight Follies Unknown 1921-09-24
Movie Down on the Farm The Faithful Wife 1920-04-17
Movie Yankee Doodle in Berlin A Daughter of Belgium 1919-03-02
Movie Photoplay Magazine Screen Supplement #6 Herself 1919-01-01
Movie Why Beaches Are Popular Unknown 1919-05-10
Movie His Hidden Purpose The Girl in the Case 1918-01-27
Movie She Loved Him Plenty Unknown 1918-08-11
Movie Her Nature Dance The Cashier 1917-04-08
Movie Secrets of a Beauty Parlor Lady Platt's Niece 1917-04-22
Movie Sunshine Unknown 1916-05-06