Clarinda, Iowa, USA
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Beverly Hills, California, USA
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Stand by for Action
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Marvel Marilyn Maxwell
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Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was an American actress and entertainer. A sex symbol of the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope.
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Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was an American actress and entertainer.
Noted for her blonde hair and sexually alluring persona, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope.
She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958). The song "Silver Bells" made its debut in The Lemon Drop Kid, sung by Maxwell and Hope.
Maxwell appeared twice as a singer in the second season (1955–1956) of NBC's The Jimmy Durante Show. On May 16, 1957, she guest starred on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
In the 1961-1962 television season, Maxwell played Grace Sherwood, owner of the diner on ABC's 26-episode Bus Stop, a drama about travelers passing through the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado.
According to Arthur Marx's Bob Hope biography The Secret Life of Bob Hope, Hope's long-term affair with Maxwell was so open that the Hollywood community routinely referred to her as "Mrs. Bob Hope.
In 1972, Maxwell's 15-year-old son arrived home from school and found her dead at the age of fifty of an apparent heart attack, after she had been treated for hypertension and pulmonary disease. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Jack Benny were honorary pallbearers at her funeral.
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passed away on 20th Mar 1972 aged 50. |||
Marilyn Maxwell passed away on 20th Mar 1972 aged 50. Her last relationship was when Jerry Davis and Marilyn Maxwell were divorced on 21st Dec 1960 after being married for 6 years.
Marilyn Maxwell was previously married to Jerry Davis (1953 - 1960), Andy McIntyre (1949 - 1951) and John Conte (1944 - 1946).
She was also in relationships with Clark Gable (1949), Kirk Douglas (1948), Peter Lawford (1946), Jeff Chandler, Turhan Bey, Rock Hudson, William Lundigan ( - present), Tony Martin ( - present), Ted North and Frank Sinatra ( - present).
Marilyn Maxwell is rumoured to have hooked up with Louis B. Mayer ( - present) and Bob Hope.
Marilyn Maxwell had a son named Mathew Paul, age 60.
Marilyn Maxwell is a 50 year old American Actress. Born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell on 3rd August, 1921 in Clarinda, Iowa, USA, she is famous for Stand by for Action in a career that spans 1942–1971. Her zodiac sign is Leo.
Marilyn Maxwell was in an on-screen matchup with Red Skelton in The Show-Off (1946).
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