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actress, producer, screenwriter

Marion Davies is ...

Dead
Born 3 Jan 1897 in Brooklyn
Died 22 Sep 1961 in Los Angeles
Age64 years, 8 months
Causestomach cancer
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About Marion Davies

Marion Cecilia Davies (née Douras, January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Davies was already building a solid reputation as a film comedian when newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, with whom she had begun a romantic relationship, took over management of her career. Hearst financed Davies' pictures, promoted her heavily through his newspapers and Hearst Newsreels, and pressured studios to cast her in historical dramas for which she was ill-suited. For this reason, Davies is better remembered today as Hearst's mistress and the hostess of many lavish events for the Hollywood elite. In particular, her name is linked with the 1924 scandal aboard Hearst's yacht when one of his guests, film producer Thomas Ince, died. In the film Citizen Kane (1941), the title character's second wife—an untalented singer whom he tries to promote—was widely assumed to be based on Davies. But many commentators, including Citizen Kane writer/director Orson Welles himself, have defended Davies' record as a gifted actress, to whom Hearst's patronage did more harm than good. She retired from the screen in 1937, choosing to devote herself to Hearst and charitable work. In Hearst's declining years, Davies provided financial as well as emotional support until his death in 1951. She married for the first time eleven weeks after his death, a marriage which lasted until Davies died of stomach cancer in 1961 at the age of 64.

Death

Davies died of stomach cancer on September 22, 1961, in her home in Hollywood, California.

Her funeral at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hollywood was attended by 200 people and many Hollywood celebrities, including Mary Pickford, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Mrs. Clark Gable (Kay Spreckels), and Johnny Weissmuller. She is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Davies left an estate estimated at $20 million.

Films

Marion Davies has worked on the following films:

Show People
1928 film by King Vidor
1928
When Knighthood Was in Flower
film directed by Robert G. Vignola (1922)
1922
Operator 13
1934 film by Richard Boleslawski
1934
The Red Mill
1927 film by Roscoe Arbuckle
1927
Cain and Mabel
1936 film by Lloyd Bacon
1936
Polly of the Circus
1932 film by Alfred Santell
1932
The Cardboard Lover
1928 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1928
Yolanda
1924 film by Robert G. Vignola
1924
Janice Meredith
1924 film by E. Mason Hopper
1924
The Cinema Murder
1919 film by George D. Baker
1919
April Folly
1920 American silent drama film
1920
Ever Since Eve
1937 film by Lloyd Bacon
1937
Cecilia of the Pink Roses
1918 film by Julius Steger
1918
Hearts Divided
1936 film by Frank Borzage
1936
The Restless Sex
1920 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1920
The Fair Co-Ed
1927 film by Sam Wood
1927
Little Old New York
1923 film by Sidney Olcott
1923
Quality Street
1927 film by Sidney Franklin
1927
Lights of Old Broadway
1925 film by Monta Bell
1925
Beverly of Graustark
1926 film by Sidney Franklin
1926
Bride's Play
1922 film by George Terwilliger
1922
Zander the Great
1925 film by George W. Hill
1925
The Florodora Girl
1930 film by Harry Beaumont
1930
Enchantment
1921 film by Robert G. Vignola
1921
Marianne
1929 musical film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1929
It's a Wise Child
1931 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1931
Tillie the Toiler
1927 film by Hobart Henley
1927
Buried Treasure
1921 film by George D. Baker
1921
The Bachelor Father
1931 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1931
The Patsy
1928 film by King Vidor
1928
Not So Dumb
1930 film by King Vidor
1930
The Young Diana
1922 film by Albert Capellani
1922
Five and Ten
1931 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1931
Peg o' My Heart
1933 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1933
Adam and Eva
1923 film by Robert G. Vignola
1923
Blondie of the Follies
1932 film by Edmund Goulding
1932
Marianne
1929 silent film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1929
The Belle of New York
1919 film by Julius Steger
1919
The Dark Star
lost 1919 silent film
1919
Beauty's Worth
1922 film by Robert G. Vignola
1922
Runaway, Romany
1917 film by George Lederer
1917
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
American film
1935
Getting Mary Married
1919 film by Allan Dwan
1919