Boyd Marshall

Active - 1916 - 1917  |   Born - Jan 1, 1885   |   Died - Nov 9, 1950   |   Genres - Drama

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Publicized by the Thanhouser company of New Rochelle, NY, as the "handsomest man in movies," dark-haired Boyd Marshall was especially popular in Princess comedies opposite Muriel Ostriche. The team appeared in scores of these pleasant little films between 1913 and 1915, after which Marshall's career quickly waned. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Marshall had appeared with Fritzi Scheff on Broadway in Mdll. Modiste and as a juvenile baritone at the Hippodrome in New York City prior to making his screen debut opposite Ostriche in Friday the Thirteenth (1913). When Ostriche left the Princess films in 1915, Marshall played in some of Thanhouser's more popular feature films, including The Mill on the Floss (1915), The Hidden Valley (1916), and The Image Maker (1917), co-starring in the latter two with the exotic Valkyrien. Leaving films with the demise of Thanhouser in 1917, Marshall later appeared in stage productions opposite his wife, the Hungarian dancer Mitzi Hajos.