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Marie Prevost (November 8, 1898 - January 23, 1937) was a Canadian-born actress of the early days of cinema. November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: (in Latin) A Mari Usque Ad Mare (From Sea to Sea) Anthem: O Canada (Royal anthem: God Save the Queen) Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official language(s) English and French Government Monarch Governor General Prime Minister Prime Minister-designate Federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Marie Prevost
Marie Prevost

Born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, when still a child her family moved first to Denver, Colorado and then later to Los Angeles, California. While working as a secretary, she applied and obtained an acting job at the Hollywood studio owned by Mack Sennett. Himself from a small Canadian town outside of Montreal, Sennett dubbed her as the exotic French girl, adding Mary Dunn to his collection of bathing beauties under the stage name of Marie Prevost. silent-movies. ... silent-movies. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ... ... Mack Sennett Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... A stage name, or a screen name for movie stars, is a pseudonym used by performers and actors. ...


One of her first publicly successful film roles came in the 1920 romantic film Love, Honor, and Behave opposite another newcomer and Sennett protegé, George O'Hara. Initially cast in numerous minor comedic roles as the sexy, innocent young girl, she worked in several films for Sennett's studio until 1921 when she signed with Universal Studios. At Universal, Marie Prevost was still relegated to light comedies and after making only eight films she left to sign with Warner Brothers in 1922. It was there that she got her first big break appearing in a standout role in the F. Scott Fitzgerald story, The Beautiful and Damned. Her performance brought good reviews and director Ernst Lubitsch chose her for a major role opposite Adolphe Menjou in 1924's The Marriage Circle. Of her performance as the beautiful seductress, Ernst Lubitsch said that she was one of the few actresses in Hollywood who knew how to underplay comedy to achieve the maximum effect. George OHara George OHara (February 22, 1899 - October 16, 1966) was a successful American motion picture actor and screenwriter of the silent film era. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ... Warner Bros. ... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... The Beautiful and Damned , F. Scott Fitzgeralds second novel, tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoons fortune), and the relationship with his wife Gloria. ... Image:Ernst Lubitsch 2. ... February 18, 1890 - October 29, 1963 Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. ... Image:Ernst Lubitsch 2. ...


This impressive performance, praised by the New York Times, resulted in Lubitsch casting her in Three Women in 1924 and in Kiss Me Again the following year. But, just when her career was blossoming, tragedy struck her family again in 1926. While her mother was traveling in Florida with actress Vera Steadman and another Canadian friend, Hollywood studio owner, Al Christie, an automobile accident took her mother's life. Devastated, the loss of her only remaining parent led to an addiction to alcohol and to Marie Prevost's own ultimate destruction. Married to actor Kenneth Harlan since 1924, that marriage soon ended in a 1927 divorced. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Al Christie Al Christie, (November 24, 1881 – April 4, 1951) was a Canadian_born motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. ...


Prevost tried to get past her personal torment by burying herself in her work, becoming one of the busiest actresses of the day, starring in numerous roles as the temptingly beautiful seductress who in the end was always the honorable heroine. However, her depression caused her to binge on food resulting in significant weight gain. By the 1930s she was working less and less being offered only secondary parts, frequently in humiliating roles as a cheap-talking floozy. As a result of all this, her income declined and her growing dependency on alcohol added to her weight problems. By 1934, she had no work at all and her financial situation deteriorated dramatically. The downward spiral became greatly aggravated when her weight problems forced her into repeated crash dieting in order to keep whatever bit part a movie studio offered.


At the age of 38, living alone in an apartment house, Marie Prevost died from a combination of alcoholism and her self-imposed malnutrition. Her body was not discovered for days, and the police report stated that her pet dachshund "had chewed up her arms and legs in a futile attempt to awaken her." Her pauper's burial place is unknown. Alcoholism is a multifactorial illness based upon possibly both genetic and environmental factors which is best explained as a continued detrimental use of alcohol or other sedatives despite ones best interest. ... Malnutrition is a general term for the medical condition in a person caused by an unbalanced diet—either too little or too much food, or a diet missing one or more important nutrients. ...


After having performed in 105 films Marie Prevost has now been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


On his 1978 album "Jesus of Cool," released in the US as "Pure Pop for Now People," British rocker Nick Lowe related Marie Prevost's sad tale in the song "Marie Provost," a bouncy little ditty with rather gruesome lyrics. Along with changing her last name slightly, the song has Marie coming from New York instead of Canada. It includes the immortal line "She was a winner that became the doggie's dinner." The line comes from the caption of a photo of Prevost's corpse in situ (with dog bites) published in Kenneth Anger's exposĂ© Hollywood Babylon. The book is also the source of Lowe's erroneous biographical information on Prevost. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jesus of Cool was the solo debut album by British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe after leaving Brinsley Schwarz in 1974. ... Cover of The Convincer (2001) Nick Lowe (born March 24, 1949) is a rock and roll singer-songwriter and producer. ... In situ (in place in Latin), a term used in: biology, where it means to examine the phenomenon exactly in place where it occurs (without removing it in some special medium etc. ... An exposé is an article or book intended to reveal shocking or surprising information. ...


Films

  • Two Crooks - (1917)
  • Her Nature Dance - (1917)
  • She Loved Him Plenty - (1918)
  • His Smothered Love - (1918)
  • His Hidden Purpose - (1918)
  • Hide and Seek Detectives - (1918)
  • The Village Chestnut - (1918)
  • Yankee Doodle in Berlin - (1919)
  • When Love is Blind - (1919)
  • Down on the Farm - (1920)
  • Love, Honor and Behave - (1920)
  • Nobody's Fool - (1921)
  • Princess Virtue - (1921)
  • A Parisian Scandal - (1921)
  • Don't Get Personal - (1922)
  • The Crossroads of New York - (1922)
  • Kissed - (1922)
  • Her Night of Nights - (1922)
  • Red Lights - (1922)
  • The Beautiful and Damned - (1923)
  • Three Women - (1924)
  • The Marriage Circle - (1924)
  • Kiss Me Again - (1925)
  • Other Women's Husbands - (1926)
  • Up In Mabel's Room - (1926)
  • Getting Gertie's Garter - (1927)
  • The Rush Hour - (1927)
  • Getting Gertie's Garter - (1927)
  • The Girl in the Pullman - (1927)
  • A Blonde for a Night - (1928)
  • Rush Hour - (1928)
  • Godless Girl - (1929)
  • The Flying Fool - (1929 )
  • The Sideshow - (1930)
  • Party Girl - (1930)
  • Ladies of Leisure - (1930)
  • Sweethearts on Parade - (1930)
  • War Nurse - (1930)
  • The Runaround - (1931)
  • The Good Bad Girl - (1931)
  • Reckless Living - (1931)
  • Slightly Married - (1932)
  • Hell Divers - (1931)
  • Strange Marriage - (1932)
  • Parole Girl - (1933)
  • The Eleventh Commandment - (1933)
  • Keystone Hotel - (1935)
  • Hands Across the Table - (1935)
  • Tango - (1936 )
  • Ten Laps To Go - (1937) - (Her final film)

Down on the Farm is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1979. ... Nobodys Fool is a 1994 film which tells the story of an aging man whose estranged son comes back into his life at the same time that he faces challenges in his home and in his employment. ... The Beautiful and Damned , F. Scott Fitzgeralds second novel, tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoons fortune), and the relationship with his wife Gloria. ... Party Girl is a 1995 a film which tells the story of a young woman, Mary, who is living a self-destructive life of drug taking and partying. ... Hell Divers is a 1931 movie starring Wallace Beery and Clark Gable as a pair of competing chief petty officers on board the USS Saratoga (CV-3). ... The Eleventh Commandment is a novel by Jeffrey Archer, first published in 1998. ... Tango may refer to: Tango (dance) Tango music Tangos, a type of flamenco Tango Province, an old province of Japan. ...

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Marie Prevost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (737 words)
At Universal, Marie Prevost was still relegated to light comedies and after making only eight films she left to sign with Warner Brothers in 1922.
Prevost tried to get past her personal torment by burying herself in her work, becoming one of the busiest actresses of the day, starring in numerous roles as the temptingly beautiful seductress who in the end was always the honorable heroine.
At the age of 38, living alone in an apartment house, Marie Prevost died from a combination of alcoholism and her self-imposed malnutrition.
Encyclopedia: Marie Prevost (1689 words)
After having performed in 105 films Marie Prevost has now been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard.
Marie Prevost (November 8, 1898 - January 23, 1937) was a Canadian actress.
She tried to get past her personal torment by burying herself in her work, becoming one of the busiest actresses of the day, starring in numerous roles as the temptingly beautiful seductress who in the end was always the honorable heroine.
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