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Marjorie Main (24 February 189010 April 1975) was an American character actress who was best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Ma and Pa Kettle were the featured characters in a series of popular light comedic movies in the 1940s and 1950s. ...


Born in Acton, Indiana as Mary Tomlinson, she attended Franklin College, in Franklin, Indiana. She adopted a stage name to avoid embarrassing her father, who was a minister. She worked in vaudeville on the Chautauqua and Orpheum circuits, and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her first film was A House Divided in 1931. Franklin College is a liberal arts college in Franklin, Indiana. ... Franklin is a city located in Johnson County, Indiana. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...


She began playing upper class dowagers, but was ultimately typecast in abrasive, domineering, salty roles: her distinct voice was like chalk upon a blackboard.


She married Stanley LeFevre Krebs, who died in 1935.


She repeated her stage role in Dead End in the movie version of 1937, and was subsequently cast repeatedly as the mother of gangsters. For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ...


She again transferred a strong stage performance, as a dude ranch operator in The Women, to film in 1939. She made six comedies with Wallace Beery in the 1940s. Wallace Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor, best known for his many cinema appearances. ...


She played Ma Kettle in The Egg and I in 1947 opposite Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the role, and repeated it in nine more films. Percy Kilbride (July 16, 1888 - December 11, 1964), born in San Francisco, California, was a popular character actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Her near-pathological fear of germs did not interfere with her career.


She died in Los Angeles, California, of lung cancer at the age of 85. The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... The incidence of lung cancer is highly correlated with smoking. ...


She was one of Boze Hadleigh's most open interviewees in his book Hollywood Lesbians (1996). Her own lover was Spring Byington with whom she lived openly in Beverly Hills, and which might have surprised many people given Byington's near constant casting in sweetly maternal roles. Main was quoted by Hadleigh as saying: "...it's true that Spring never had any use for men." Boze Hadleigh (born circa 1954) is an American interviewer and writer primarily of questionable gossip about gay and lesbian Hollywood. ... Spring Byington (October 17, 1886 - September 7, 1971) was an American actress who was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...


Theatre

Salvation refers to deliverance from an undesirable state or condition. ... The tide is the regular rising and falling of the oceans surface caused by changes in gravitational forces external to the Earth. ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... The Women is a modern comedy of manners by Clare Boothe, which opened on Broadway in 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Marjorie Main. ...

Films

  • A House Divided - 1931
  • Hot Saturday - 1932
  • Take a Chance - 1933
  • Art Trouble - 1934
  • Crime Without Passion - 1934
  • Music in the Air - 1934
  • Naughty Marietta - 1935
  • Love in a Bungalow - 1937
  • Stella Dallas - 1937
  • Dead End - 1937
  • The Man Who Cried Wolf - 1937
  • The Wrong Road - 1937
  • The Shadow - 1937
  • City Girl - 1938
  • Boy of the Streets - 1938
  • Penitentiary - 1938
  • King of the Newsboys - 1938
  • Test Pilot - 1938
  • Three Comrades - 1938
  • Romance of the Limberlost - 1938
  • Prison Farm - 1938
  • Little Tough Guy - 1938
  • Under the Big Top - 1938
  • Too Hot to Handle - 1938
  • There Goes My Heart - 1938
  • Girls' School - 1938
  • Lucky Night - 1939
  • They Shall Have Music - 1939
  • The Angels Wash Their Faces - 1939
  • The Women - 1939
  • Another Thin Man - 1939
  • Two Thoroughbreds - 1939
  • I Take This Woman - 1940
  • Women Without Names - 1940
  • Dark Command - 1940
  • Turnabout - 1940
  • Susan and God - 1940
  • The Captain Is a Lady - 1940
  • Wyoming - 1940
  • The Wild Man of Borneo - 1941
  • The Trial of Mary Dugan - 1941
  • Barnacle Bill - 1941
  • A Woman's Face - 1941
  • The Shepherd of the Hills - 1941
  • Honky Tonk - 1941
  • The Bugle Sounds - 1941
  • We Were Dancing - 1942
  • The Affairs of Martha - 1942
  • Jackass Mail - 1942
  • Tish - 1942
  • Tennessee Johnson - 1943
  • Heaven Can Wait - 1943
  • Johnny Come Lately - 1943
  • Rationing - 1944
  • Meet Me in St. Louis - 1944
  • Gentle Annie - 1944
  • Murder, He Says - 1945
  • The Harvey Girls - 1946
  • Undercurrent - 1946
  • Bad Bascomb - 1946
  • The Show-Off - 1946
  • The Egg and I - 1947 - Ma Kettle
  • The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap - 1947
  • Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' - 1948
  • Ma and Pa Kettle - 1949 - Ma Kettle
  • Big Jack - 1949
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town - 1950 - Ma Kettle
  • Summer Stock - 1950
  • Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone - 1951
  • Mr. Imperium - 1951
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm - 1951 - Ma Kettle
  • The Law and the Lady - 1951
  • It's a Big Country - 1951
  • A Letter from a Soldier - 1951
  • The Belle of New York - 1952
  • Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair - 1952 - Ma Kettle
  • Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation - 1953 - Ma Kettle
  • Fast Company - 1953
  • The Long, Long Trailer - 1954
  • Ma and Pa Kettle at Home - 1954 - Ma Kettle
  • Rose Marie - 1954
  • Ricochet Romance - 1954
  • Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki - 1955 - Ma Kettle
  • The Kettles in the Ozarks - 1956 - Ma Kettle
  • Friendly Persuasion - 1956
  • The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm - 1957- Ma Kettle

A House Divided is an American Civil War board wargame, designed by Frank Chadwick and released in 1981 by Game Designers Workshop. ... Naughty Marietta is a musical comedy, with libretto by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert, which opened on Broadway on November 7, 1910: one of its best-known songs is Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life. ... Stella Dallas is a 1937 film which tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her daughter. ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... The Shadow, as seen on the cover of the July 15, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine. ... A prison is a place in which people are confined and deprived of a range of liberties. ... Test pilots work on developing, evaluating and proving experimental aircraft. ... Three Comrades may refer to the novel written in 1938 by the German author Erich Maria Remarque or the movie adaptation made from the novel the same year. ... The Little Tough Guys were an offshoot of the Dead End Kids, who were created by you r mom banging Michael Jackson and haveing it big time. ... The Women is a modern comedy of manners by Clare Boothe, which opened on Broadway in 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Marjorie Main. ... Another Thin Man is a 1939 film, the third in the series of six Thin Man movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles and based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... TISH was a Canadian literary journal, published at the University of British Columbia from 1961 to 1969. ... Heaven Can Wait Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 comedy film which tells the story of a man who has to prove he belongs in Hell by telling his life story. ... Rationing is the controlled distribution of resources and scarce goods or services: it restricts how much people are allowed to buy or consume. ... Meet Me in St. ... The Harvey Girls is a 1942 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams about Fred Harveys famous Harvey Houses, which was subsequently made into a 1946 MGM musical. ... Undercurrent is a 1946 film drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... The Egg and I, first published in 1946, is a humorous memoir by American author Betty MacDonald about her adventures and travails as a young wife on a chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. ... Ma and Pa Kettle were the featured characters in a series of popular light comedic movies in the 1940s and 1950s. ... Summer Stock is an MGM musical made in 1950. ... The Belle Of New York (MGM) is a 1952 Hollywood musical comedy film set in New York circa 1900 and stars Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Alice Pearce, Marjorie Main and Keenan Wynn, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. ... Fast Company is a 1979 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. ... 1954 ad for New Moon Mobile Home Company, promoting both their trailers and the film The Long, Long Trailer was a novel by Clinton Twiss from the 1950s about a couple who buy a new travel trailer home and spend a year traveling the United States. ... Rose Marie (born August 15, 1923) is an actress who had a career as a child star under the name Baby Rose Marie but is best known for her adult role as Sally Rogers in the The Dick Van Dyke Show. ... Friendly Persuasion stars Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. ...

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