Marsha Hunt

Actor, Model
This genteel lead and secondary player was born in the Midwest but raised in NYC. After working briefly as a Powers model, Hunt entered films in the mid-1930s but did not hit her stride until she landed at MGM in the ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Empire State Building Murders 2008 (Movie)

Norah Strinberg (Actor)

Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

Malibu Party Guest (Actor)

Jigsaw 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Fear No Evil 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)

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A Gun Is For Killing 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

Jessie Bartely (Actor)

Bombers B-52 1957 (Movie)

Edith Brennan (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Susan Bonnard (Actor)

Silver Theater 1949 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Music For Millions 1945 (Movie)

Rosalind (Actor)

Cry Havoc 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

None Shall Escape 1943 (Movie)

(Actor)

Irene 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Born to the West 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Letter for Evie (Movie)

Evie O'Connor (Actor)

Actors and Sin (Movie)

Marcia Tilayou (Actor)

Annapolis Salute (Movie)

Julia Clemens (Actor)

Blossoms in the Dust (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Bride by Mistake (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Carnegie Hall (Movie)

Nora Ryan (Actor)

Cheers for Miss Bishop (Movie)

Hope Thompson (Actor)

College Holiday (Movie)

Sylvia Smith (Actor)

Desert Gold (Movie)

Jane Belding (Actor)

Ellery Queen. Master Detective (Movie)

Barbara Braun (Actor)

Flight Command (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Jigsaw (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Smith, American (Movie)

Mary Smith (Actor)

Kid Glove Killer (Movie)

Jane Mitchell (Actor)

Lost Angel (Movie)

Katie Mallory (Actor)

Panama Hattie (Movie)

Leila Tree (Actor)

Peck's Bad Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Pride and Prejudice (Movie)

Mary Bennet (Actor)

Seven Sweethearts (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Movie)

Martha Gray (Actor)

Star Reporter (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Terror Among Us (TV Show)

Actor

The Accusing Finger (Movie)

Claire Patterson (Actor)

The Affairs of Martha (Movie)

Martha Lindstrom (Actor)

The Arizona Raiders (Movie)

Harriet Lindsay (Actor)

The Hardys Ride High (Movie)

Susan Bowen (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Diana Steed (Actor)

The Trial of Mary Dugan (Movie)

Agatha Hall (Actor)

Thousands Cheer (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Unholy Partners (Movie)

Gail Fenton (Actor)

Valley of Decision (Movie)

Constance Scott (Actor)

Winter Carnival (Movie)

Lucy Morgan (Actor)

Biography

This genteel lead and secondary player was born in the Midwest but raised in NYC. After working briefly as a Powers model, Hunt entered films in the mid-1930s but did not hit her stride until she landed at MGM in the early 40s. She acted in many enjoyable B Westerns early in her career and got laughs as the middle and very bookish Bennet sister in the Greer Garson-Laurence Olivier version of "Pride and Prejudice" (1940). The versatile actress amassed a number of fine performances including a turn as a socialite in "The Human Comedy" (1943) and later appeared in the gripping, Anthony Mann-directed film noir "Raw Deal" (1948).

Relationships

Peter Presnell

Step-Son

Jerry Hopper

Husband
married on November 23, 1938 divorced in 1945

Earl Hunt

Father

Minabel Hunt

Mother
died on June 5, 1971 at age 79

Marjorie Hunt

Sister
older

Mick Jagger Song

Companion
Began months-long affair 1969 No longer together

Robert Presnell

Husband
married on February 10, 1946 until his death

EDUCATION

Theodora Irvine Studio for the Theater

New York , New York 1934 - 1935
classmates included Jeffrey Lynn and Cornel Wilde

P S 9

New York , New York

Horace Mann School for Girls

New York , New York 1934

Milestones

1981

Final film appearance as a party guest in "Rich and Famous", directed by George Cukor

1970

Played Timothy Bottoms' mother in "Johnny Got His Gun"

1960

Appeared in "The Plunderers"; last film for 11 years

1951

Early TV credit, "Cosmopolitan Theater"

1948

Made Broadway debut opposite Alfred Drake in "Joy to the World"

1940

Put under contract by MGM

1935

Film acting debut in "Virginia Judge"

Worked as a John Powers model

While blacklisted from films, appeared in touring companies of plays like "The Cocktail Party" (1951) and "The Lady's Not for Burning" (1952-1954)

Blacklisted from studios in early 1950s

Raised in Brooklyn, New York

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the actress Marsha Hunte or the British actress of the same name who is occasionally billed as Marsha A. Hunt.

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