Mae Marsh

Actor
Sensitive, lovely heroine of many D. W. Griffith films. The gifted Marsh joined the director's company in 1912 and distinguished herself as the younger sister who plunges to her death in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1894 in Madrid, New Mexico, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Donovan's Reef 1963 (Movie)

Family Member (Actor)

Two Rode Together 1961 (Movie)

Hannah Clay (Actor)

Sergeant Rutledge 1960 (Movie)

Nellie (Actor)

Cry Terror! 1958 (Movie)

Woman in Elevator (Actor)

The Wings of Eagles 1957 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Julie 1956 (Movie)

Hysterical Passenger (Actor)

The Searchers 1956 (Movie)

Woman at Fort (Actor)

While The City Sleeps 1956 (Movie)

Mrs Manners (Actor)

Hell on Frisco Bay 1955 (Movie)

Landlady (Actor)

The Tall Men 1955 (Movie)

Emigrant (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

Prince of Players 1954 (Movie)

"Macbeth" Witch (Actor)

Night Without Sleep 1952 (Movie)

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The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 (Movie)

Sister Hattie (Actor)

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

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Three Godfathers 1948 (Movie)

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My Darling Clementine 1946 (Movie)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

Tynmore Sister (Actor)

Black Fury 1934 (Movie)

Mrs. Mary Novak (Actor)

Little Man, What Now? 1933 (Movie)

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Intolerance 1916 (Movie)

The Dear One (Actor)

Birth of a Nation 1915 (Movie)

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Judith of Bethulia 1912 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

Fighting Blood 1910 (Movie)

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Apartment for Peggy (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Bachelor of Arts (Movie)

Mrs. Barth (Actor)

Belle Starr (Movie)

Preacher's Wife (Actor)

Deep Waters (Movie)

Molly Thatcher (Actor)

Everybody Does It (Movie)

Housekeeper (Actor)

Fighting Blood (Movie)

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Great Guns (Movie)

Aunt Martha (Actor)

Impact (Movie)

Mrs. Peters (Actor)

Leave Her to Heaven (Movie)

Fisherwoman (Actor)

Paddy, the Next Best Thing (Movie)

Paddy Adair (Actor)

Polly of the Circus (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Quiet Please, Murder (Movie)

Miss Hartwig (Actor)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Movie)

Aunt Jane (Actor)

Remember the Day (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

Son of Fury (Movie)

Mrs. Purdy (Actor)

Swamp Water (Movie)

Mrs. McCord (Actor)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

The Avenging Conscience (Movie)

Maid at the Garden Party (Actor)

The Dolly Sisters (Movie)

Flower Lady (Actor)

The Gunfighter (Movie)

Mrs. O'Brien (Actor)

The Late George Apley (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (Movie)

Mrs. Phillips (Actor)

The Model and the Marriage Broker (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Mother and the Law (Movie)

The Little Dear One (Actor)

The Robe (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Snake Pit (Movie)

Tommy's mother (Actor)

The Sun Shines Bright (Movie)

Old Lady at Ball (Actor)

The Wanderer (Movie)

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The White Rose (Movie)

Bessie Williams, known as "Teazie" (Actor)

Till We Meet Again (Movie)

Marion Bates (Actor)

Tobacco Road (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

When Willie Comes Marching Home (Movie)

Mrs. Fettles (Actor)

Young People (Movie)

Marie Liggett (Actor)

Biography

Sensitive, lovely heroine of many D. W. Griffith films. The gifted Marsh joined the director's company in 1912 and distinguished herself as the younger sister who plunges to her death in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) and especially as the young wife in the modern episode of "Intolerance" (1916). After a brief retirement in the mid-1920s she played supporting parts in sound films, especially those of John Ford. Sister of actress Marguerite Marsh.

Relationships

Daughter
had two survived her

Son
survived her

Louis Arms

Husband
married 1918 survived her

Marguerite Marsh

Sister
older

Milestones

1961

Final film, "Two Road Together", directed by John Ford

1932

Returned to films for a small role in Henry King's "Over the Hill"

1925

Made final silent film, "The Rat", based on a play by Novello

1923

Reteamed with Griffith for "The White Rose", co-starring Ivor Novello

1923

Went to London to co-star in "Paddy, the Next Best Thing"

1920

Came out of retirement to star in two features "'Fraid Lady" (1920) and "Nobody's Kid" (1921)

1920

Announced retirement

1917

Signed to a contract by Goldwyn

1916

Reteamed with Griffith for "Intolerance"

1915

Had featured role in D W Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation"

1914

Teamed with Bobby Harron in "Home Sweet Home"

1912

Approached Biograph Company about appearing in films

1912

Feature debut, "A Siren of Impulse"

With her older sister, moved to California

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