Marion Harris

A popular cabaret chanteuse of the 1920s and the granddaughter of President Benjamin Harrison, Marion Harris made what appeared on paper to be a highly auspicious screen debut in the operetta Devil May Care (1929) ... Read more »
Born: in Henderson, KY

Filmography

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Devil May Care (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Biography

A popular cabaret chanteuse of the 1920s and the granddaughter of President Benjamin Harrison, Marion Harris made what appeared on paper to be a highly auspicious screen debut in the operetta Devil May Care (1929). Unfortunately, leading lady Dorothy Jordan, whose singing voice was lackluster at best, and Ramon Novarro, in his talkie debut, were awarded the majority of Herbert Stothart's and Clifford Grey's songs while Harris was given very little to work with. The experience proved so unnerving that she made only one subsequent screen appearance, as herself in the British comedy Trouble Ahead (1934). Marion Harris was briefly married to Rush Hughes, the adopted son of writer/director Rupert Hughes.

~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide

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