Marjorie Main was born on February 24, 1890, in Acton, Indiana.
On April 10, 1975 Marjorie Main passed away in Los Angeles
California from lung cancer.
Playing the mother to the natorious gangster Humphrey Bogart
who played Hugh Baby Face/Marty Martin in DEAN END was Marjorie
Main break through role in 1937.
In the 40's Marjorie Main hooked up with Wallace Beery and
together they made comedienne history in a popular series
that started with, BARNACLE BILL in 1941.
Playing Ma Kettle was a very successful role for Marjorie
Main, in THE EGG AND I in 1947, won Main a Academy Award nomination
for best supporting actress.
Marjorie Main is best known as feisty Ma Kettle in the series
of movies including THE EGG AND I in 1947, MA AND PA KETTLE
in 1949, MA AND PA KETTLE GO TO TOWN in 1950, MA AND PA KETTLE
BACK ON THE FARM in 1951, MA AND PA KETTLE AT THE FAIR in
1952, MA AND PA KETTLE ON VACATION in 1953, MA AND PA KETTLE
AT HOME (in 1954, MA AND PA KETTLE AT WAIKIKI in 1955, THE
KETTLES IN THE OZARKS in 1956, and THE KETTLES ON OLD MACDONALD'S
FARM in 1957.
As a young child Marjorie Main changed her name to avoid
embarrassing her family, Main's birthname was Mary Tomlinson.
Over the years Marjorie Main appearded in over 80 films moslty
between the 30 and 40. In the 30's she was in 31 film , and
33 films in the 40's dropping down to 20 films in the 50's
and retiring after her last film THE KETTLES ON OLD MACDONALD'S
In 1931 playing a townswoman at the wedding Marjorie Main
was in her first film A HOUSE DIVIDED.
Taking part in several uncredited films, Marjorie Main was
part of several films including NAUGHTY MARIETTAM CITY GIRL,
PENITENTIARY, KING OF THE NEWSBOYS, and THREE COMRADES.
Marjorie Main's other notable credits include...