Marian Carr Profile

Marian Carr
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(Marian Dorice Dunn)
6 July 26 is born in Providence, Kentucky
? takes her stepfather's name, Carr
46 is "Chicago's Prettiest Office Worker" at the time she hits Hollywood
? is on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse
February 46 signs with RKO and models her summer bathing suit for the first pin-up pose of her motion picture career
October 46 she and actor Dennis Day are a heart toddy
columnist Louella Parsons reports: "Marian Carr, who is as pretty as a girl in Hollywood, and Dennis Day, who is as nice as any boy in our town, dining at the Brown Derby..."
promotes the Pacific Coast Antique Show in Los Angeles wearing a garter pistol
December 46 is crowned "Insomnia Girl" by eight of Hollywood's amateur painters, who include Edward G. Robinson, Hoagy Carmichael, and Edgar Bergen, because her beauty "is enough to keep a man awake at night"
February 47 is signed by agent Wynn Rocamora of New York while making personal appearances in San Quentin. He has several offers for her.
is mentioned as a replacement for the New York production of Harvey
22 April 48 marries Frederick Leonard Levy, young dynamic head of Blum’s Candy Company, the ex of dancer Renee De Marco, in New York City. He's 35; she's 21.
22 March 52 her son, Frederick Lester, is born
September 52 divorces Levy. Levy will die at age 53 in 1966 in San Francisco.
53 returns to Hollywood and becomes involved with television
July 53 columnist Harrison Carroll knows: “M’liss McClure’s soon-to-be ex-mate, Harry Rothschild, is dating Marian Carr, blond beauty, who worked in The World for Ransom...”
November 53 columnist Erskine Johnson reports that TV has found a new Marilyn Monroe of its own. "Her name is Marian Carr and she's been overheating the tubes opposite Dick Powell in 'The Witness' on 'Four Star Playhouse' and in other on-film dramatic shows. Blonde and bounce, Marian walked out of an RKO film contract without making a picture, then landed the lead opposite Dan Duryea in World for Ransom. But she's missed many a role, she says, because: 'Casting directors seem to think I'm too sexy for living rooms.'"
May 54 is escorted to the Captain's Table by writer Jackie Barnett
December 54 Ralph Meeker is reported having dated in one week Gaby Rogers, Lori Nelson, and Maxine Cooper. "But maybe this is because his most serious romance, Marian Carr, was in New York. She's back now."
January 55 attends oilman Arthur Cameron’s private party for the Shah and the Empress of Iran in Beverly Hills with escort Hal Hayes. Among the guests are Sonja Henie and Alfredo de la Varga, Suzanne Dadoli with Dick Cowell, Jack Dempsey with Estelle Allurdale, Virginia Bruce with Ali Ipar, Nicky Hilton with Judy Spreckles. Queen Mother Nazli of Egypt wears her $100,000 diamond and ruby necklace.
March 55 she and Bob Calhoun are among the firstnighters charmed at the Mocambo by Tom Arden
July 57 the press reports that she's giving pictures another try. "A few years ago Marian gave up film work for marriage."
26 December 58 marries TV producer Lester Linsk in Las Vegas. He's 43; she's 32.
12 August 66 divorces Linsk. He will die at age 72 in April 1987 in Los Angeles.
? marries Francis Jerome Mason
30 July 03 as Marian Carr Mason, she dies at age 77 in Palm Desert, California
Cathy Ellis, Syracuse Herald Journal, Reno Evening Gazette, The Letheridge Herald, Mansfield News-Journal, Waterloo Sunday Courier, The Modesto Bee, Beckley Post-Herald, San Mateo Times, Oakland Tribune, The Long Beach Independent, The Daily Review, People, Filmfax,
Recommended Books:
Fifties Blondes by Richard Koper
Wanted Cowgirls: Marian Carr