Joan Marsh

Actor, Stationery store owner
A child performer who made the transition to adult roles before retiring after her second marriage, Joan Marsh appeared as a blonde bombshell in comedies of the 1930s and 40s. The daughter of noted cinematographer ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1914 in Porterville, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Road to Zanzibar 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lady Objects 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anna Karenina 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

You're Telling Me 1933 (Movie)

Pauline Bisbee (Actor)

Dance, Fools, Dance 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inspiration 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Maker of Men 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Girls Lost 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A child performer who made the transition to adult roles before retiring after her second marriage, Joan Marsh appeared as a blonde bombshell in comedies of the 1930s and 40s. The daughter of noted cinematographer Charles Rosher, she began her acting career as a toddler (billed under her real name of Dorothy Rosher) appearing alongside Mary Pickford in such silent classics as "The Little Princess" (1917), "Daddy Long Legs" (1919) and "Pollyanna" (1920).

Relationships

John D W Morrill

Husband
married in 1943

Charles Belden

Husband
divorced

Jonathan Morrill

Son
born on February 25, 1956

Langdon Morrill

Son
born on January 19, 1954

Charles Rosher

Father

Lolita Rosher

Mother

Charles Rosher

Brother

Milestones

1943

Final film, "Follow the Leader"

1930

First screen credit as Joan Marsh, "Little Accident"

1920

Co-starred in "Pollyanna"

1920

Last major film part for ten years, "Thou Art the Man"

1919

Again appeared with Pickford in "Daddy Long Legs"

1917

Acted alongside Mary Pickford in "The Little Princess"; billed as Dorothy Rosher; father was the cameraman

Bonus Trivia

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Marsh reportedly had the tiniest feet -- size 2AAA -- in Hollywood.

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Her father Charles Rosher was sentenced to jail term in 1938 for failure to pay child support for Joan Marsh stemming from a July 1936 court case; Rosher stopped paying support for Marsh when she turned 18 because (he claimed) she was self-supporting as an actress, earning $100,000 a year.

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