Marguerite Churchill

Active - 1929 - 1950  |   Born - Dec 25, 1909 in Kansas City, MO  |   Died - Jan 9, 2000   |   Genres - Crime, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Romance

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Actress Marguerite Churchill journeyed from her native Kansas City to New York as a child. She was trained for a theatrical career at Professional Children's School and Theatre Guild Drama School, and was on Broadway before reaching the age of 14. In 1929, she was signed to a Fox Studios contract; her first film was The Valiant (1929), in which she co-starred with Paul Muni. Dissatisfied with the sort of roles assigned her at Fox, Marguerite returned to Broadway, where she appeared in Kaufman and Ferber's Dinner at Eight (1933). She gave Hollywood a second chance in 1935, but except for her intriguing damsel-in-distress portrayal in Dracula's Daughter (1936), most of her film roles were eminently forgettable. She left films again in 1936 to spend more time with her husband, cowboy star George O'Brien; after the breakup of their marriage in 1948, Ms. Churchill made one final screen appearance in the RKO "B" Bunco Squad (1950).

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