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Marjorie Main

Marjorie MainAKA Mary Tomlinson

Born: 24-Feb-1890
Birthplace: Acton, IN
Died: 10-Apr-1975
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ma and Pa Kettle


[1] David Wallace, Hollywoodland (2002), page 55: "Some actresses such as the much loved Spring Byington didn't bother covering up their true nature; Byington openly admitted her relationship with the character actress Marjorie Mann, who said of her (Main's) famous character, Ma Kettle: She was the real man in the house." Also, Axel Madsen, Forbidden Lovers: Hollywood's Greatest Secret: Female Stars Who Loved Other Women (1996), page 144: "The forty-seven year-old Byington was an active lesbian who lived with the comic Marjorie Main."

Husband: Stanley LeFevre Krebs (m. 2-Dec-1921, d. 26-Sep-1935)
Girlfriend:
Spring Byington (actress, cohabited many years)

    University: Franklin College, Franklin, IN

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Friendly Persuasion (25-Nov-1956) · The Widow Hudspeth
    The Kettles in the Ozarks (Apr-1956)
    Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (Apr-1955)
    Ricochet Romance (1-Nov-1954)
    Rose Marie (1-Apr-1954)
    Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (10-Mar-1954)
    The Long, Long Trailer (18-Feb-1954) · Mrs. Hittaway
    Fast Company (22-May-1953) · Ma Parkson
    Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (20-Apr-1953) · Ma Kettle
    Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (11-Jul-1952) · Ma Kettle
    The Belle of New York (22-Feb-1952) · Lettie Hill
    It's a Big Country (20-Nov-1951) · Mrs. Wrenley
    The Law and the Lady (15-Aug-1951) · Julia Wortin
    Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (10-May-1951) · Ma Kettle
    Mr. Imperium (2-Mar-1951)
    Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (8-Dec-1950)
    Summer Stock (31-Aug-1950) · Esmé
    Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1-Apr-1950)
    Big Jack (12-Apr-1949) · Flapjack Kate
    Ma and Pa Kettle (1-Apr-1949) · Ma Kettle
    The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (8-Oct-1947)
    The Egg and I (21-Mar-1947)
    The Show-Off (Dec-1946) · Mrs. Fisher
    Undercurrent (28-Nov-1946) · Lucy
    Bad Bascomb (22-May-1946) · Abbey Hanks
    The Harvey Girls (18-Jan-1946) · Sonora Cassidy
    Murder, He Says (23-Jun-1945) · Mamie Johnson
    Gentle Annie (Dec-1944) · Annie Goss
    Meet Me in St. Louis (28-Nov-1944) · Katie
    Rationing (24-Mar-1944)
    Johnny Come Lately (3-Sep-1943)
    Heaven Can Wait (11-Aug-1943) · Martha's Mother
    Tennessee Johnson (Dec-1942) · Mrs. Fisher
    Jackass Mail (1-Jul-1942)
    The Affairs of Martha (21-Jun-1942) · Mrs. McKissick
    We Were Dancing (30-Apr-1942) · Judge Sidney Hawkes
    The Bugle Sounds (14-Jan-1942) · Susie
    Honky Tonk (1-Oct-1941) · Mrs. Varner
    The Shepherd of the Hills (18-Jul-1941) · Granny Becky
    A Woman's Face (15-May-1941) · Emma Kristiansdotter
    Barnacle Bill (7-Apr-1941) · Marge Cavendish
    The Trial of Mary Dugan (14-Feb-1941)
    The Wild Man of Borneo (24-Jan-1941)
    Wyoming (13-Sep-1940) · Mehitabel
    The Captain Is a Lady (21-Jun-1940) · Sarah May Willett
    Susan and God (7-Jun-1940)
    Turnabout (17-May-1940)
    Dark Command (4-Apr-1940)
    I Take This Woman (2-Feb-1940) · Gertie
    Two Thoroughbreds (8-Dec-1939)
    Another Thin Man (17-Nov-1939) · Mrs. Dolley
    The Women (1-Sep-1939) · Lucy
    The Angels Wash Their Faces (26-Aug-1939) · Mrs. Arkelian
    They Shall Have Music (26-Jul-1939) · Mrs. Miller
    Girls' School (30-Sep-1938)
    Too Hot to Handle (16-Sep-1938) · Miss Wayne
    Little Tough Guy (22-Jul-1938)
    Test Pilot (16-Apr-1938) · Landlady
    Boy of the Streets (8-Dec-1937) · Mary Brennan
    The Wrong Road (11-Oct-1937)
    The Man Who Cried Wolf (29-Aug-1937)
    Dead End (24-Aug-1937) · Mrs. Martin
    Stella Dallas (5-Aug-1937) · Mrs. Martin
    Music in the Air (13-Dec-1934)


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