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Marjorie Main – MovieActors.com

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Main in Heaven Can Wait.

About Marjorie Main (1890 – 1975)
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 notorious gangster Humphrey Bogart who played Hugh Baby Face/Marty Martin in Dean End was Marjorie Main break through role in 1937.

In the '40s 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.

Over the years Marjorie Main appeared in over 80 films. She was in 31 films in the '30s, 33 films in the '40s, and 20 in the '50s. She retired after making The Kettles On Old Macdonald's Farm.

In 1931 playing a townswoman at the wedding Marjorie Main was in her first film A House Divided.

Marjorie Main had uncredited roles in several films, including City Girl, Penitentiary, King Of The Newsboys, and Three Comrades.

Marjorie Main's notable movie credits include...

The Kettles On Old Macdonald's Farm (1957)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Ricochet Romance (1954)
The Long Long Trailer (1954)
The Belle Of New York (1952)
A Letter From A Soldier (1951)
The Harvey Girls (1946)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Honky Tonk (1941)
Two Thoroughbreds (1939)
The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)

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Marjorie Main in Heaven Can Wait (1943).