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Mary Brian (February 17, 1906December 30, 2002) was an American actress and movie star who made the transition from silents to talkies. February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1905 in film 1906 1907 in film years in film film Events Ben Hur, directed by Sidney Olcott. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A movie star is a celebrity who is well known for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ...


She was born Louise Byrdie Dantzler in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Taurrence J. Dantzler (December 1869-March 18, 1906) and Louise B. (August 12, 1876-April 3, 1973). Her brother was Taurrence J. Dantzler, Jr. (August 9, 1903-April 6, 1973). Corsicana is a city located in Navarro County, Texas. ... ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Her father died when she was one month old and the family later moved to Dallas. In the early 1920s, they moved to Long Beach, California, where she was discovered in a local beauty contest, given an audition by Paramount Pictures and cast by director Herbert Brenon as Wendy Darling in his silent movie version of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (1924). Downtown Dallas City nickname: Big D Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 385. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to... County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 170. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Mrs. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1987 to 1995. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Herbert Brenon (January 13, 1880 - June 21, 1958) was a film director during the era of silent movies through the early 1940s. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Sir James Matthew Barrie, Bt. ... See also: 1923 in film 1924 1925 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) considers making a silent film of The Wizard of Oz. ...


The studio, who created her stage name for the movie and said she was age 16 instead of 18, because the latter sounded too old for the role, then signed her to a long-term motion picture contract. Brian played Fancy Vanhern, daughter of Percy Marmont, in Brenon's The Street of Forgotten Men (1925), which had newcomer Louise Brooks in an uncredited debut role as a moll. A movie studio is a company which develops, equips and maintains a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... A stage name, or a screen name for movie stars, is a pseudonym used by performers and actors. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... A contract is any legally-enforceable promise or set of promises made between parties. ... See also: 1924 in film 1925 1926 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Ben-Hur His People The Unholy Three The Freshman Movies released Movies released in 1925 include: Ben-Hur, starring Ramon Novarro. ... Louise Brooks. ...


Brian was dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures." On loan-out to MGM, she played a college belle, Mary Abbott, opposite William Haines and and Jack Pickford in Brown of Harvard (1926). She was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926, along with Mary Astor, Dolores Costello, Joan Crawford, Dolores Del Rio, Janet Gaynor, and Fay Wray. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... William Haines This article is about the American actor. ... John Charles Smith (August 18, 1896 - January 3, 1933) was a Canadian-born American actor. ... See also: 1925 in film 1926 1927 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... The WAMPAS Baby Stars was a promotional campaign sponsored by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers in the United States, which honored thirteen young women each year who they believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress. ... Dolores Costello (September 17, 1903 – March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. ... Joan Crawford, photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1948 Joan Crawford (March 23, c. ... Dolores Del Rio Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 - April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. ... Janet Gaynor (born October 6, 1906; died September 14, 1984) was an actress who in 1928 was the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress. ... Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-American actress, who was born Vina Fay Wray on a ranch near Cardston, Alberta, Canada. ...


During her years at Paramount, Brian appeared in more than 40 movies as the juvenile lead, the ingenue or co-star. She worked with Brenon again in 1926 when she played Isabel in P. C. Wren's Beau Geste starring Ronald Colman. That same year she made Behind the Front and Harold Teen. In 1928, she played ingenue Alice Deane in Forgotten Faces opposite Clive Brook, her sacrificing father, with Olga Baclanova as her vixen mother and William Powell as Froggy. Like many of Brian's Paramount movies, Forgotten Faces, which was a big box-office hit, did not survive and is presumed lost for all time. See also: 1925 in film 1926 1927 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. ... Percival Christopher Wren (1885-1941) was a British writer, mostly of adventure fiction. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an English actor. ... See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... Clive Brook (1 June 1887 - 17 November 1974) was a British actor. ... Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova (August 19, 1896 – September 6, 1974) was a Russian actress. ... William Powell, elegant and ironic actor William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ...


Her first talkie was Varsity (1928), which was filmed with part-sound and talking sequences, opposite Buddy Rogers. After successfully making the transition to sound, she co-starred with Gary Cooper, Walter Huston and Richard Arlen in one of the earliest Western talkies, The Virginian (1929), her first all-talkie feature. In it, she played a spirited frontier heroine, schoolmarm Molly Stark Wood, who was the love interest of the Virginian (Cooper). A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent. ... Charles Buddy Rogers (b. ... With Eleanor Roosevelt in 1950 Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901 - May 13, 1961) was an American film actor whose career spanned the from the 1920s up until the year of his death. ... Walter Huston Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian-born actor. ... Richard Arlen (born September 1, 1898 - died March 28, 1976) was an American actor. ... The Western is one of the classic American literary and film genres. ... See also: 1928 in film 1929 1930 in film 1920s in film 1930s in film years in film film Events The days of the silent film were numbered. ...


Brian co-starred in several hits during the 1930s, including her role as Gwen Cavendish in George Cukor’s comedy The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) with Ina Claire and Fredric March, as Peggy Grant in Lewis Milestone’s comedy The Front Page (1931) with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, and as Hope Wolfinger, W. C. Fields’s daughter, in The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935). // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... George Cukor George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... The Royal Family of Broadway is a 1930 comedy film which tells the story of a girl from a family of great Broadway actors who contemplates leaving show business and getting married. ... See also: 1929 in film 1930 1931 in film 1930s in film 1920s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films The Indians Are Coming Madam Satan Der Blaue Engel Academy Awards Best Picture: All Quiet on the Western Front - Universal Studios Best Actress: Norma Shearer - The Divorcee... Fredric March photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) (August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an Academy Award winning American actor. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ... See also: 1930 in film 1931 1932 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore Academy Awards Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul... February 18, 1890 - October 29, 1963 Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. ... James Cagney (center) and OBrien (right) in Angels with Dirty Faces Pat OBrien (November 11, 1899 - October 15, 1983), born William Joseph Patrick OBrien, was a movie actor with over 100 screen credits. ... W.C. Fields in a scene from The Bank Dick W. C. Fields W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946) was an American comedian and actor. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ...


Other movie roles include Murial Ross, aka Murial Rossi, in Shadows of Sing Sing (1933), in which she received top billing, Gloria Van Dayham in College Rhythm (1934), Yvette Lamartine in Charlie Chan in Paris (1935), Sally Barnaby in Spendthrift (1936) opposite Henry Fonda, and Doris in Navy Blues (1937), in which she received top billing. See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events March 2 - King Kong premieres in New York City. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... Fonda in the 1957 classic, 12 Angry Men. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives...


After her contract with Paramount ended in 1932, Brian freelanced. That same year, she appeared on the vaudeville stage at New York's Palace Theatre. In 1936, she went to England and made three movies. She retired from the screen from 1937 to 1943. 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Vaudeville was a style of multi-act theater which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Theatre is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed any one or more elements of the other performing arts. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... The Palace Theatre, circa 1920. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...


Though she was engaged numerous times, Brian had only two husbands, magazine illustrator Jon Whitcomb (married May 4, 1941-divorced 1941) and film editor George Tomasini (1947-his death 1964). May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


She also toured in the stage comedy Mary Had a Little... in the 1940s. During World War II, she entertained servicemen in the South Pacific and in Europe. She spent Christmas of 1944 with the soldiers fighting the Battle of the Bulge. // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Ardennes Offensive, also known as Second Battle of the Ardennes and popularly known as the Battle of the Bulge, started in late December 1944 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. The German army had intended to split the Allied line...


Her last performance on the silver screen was in Dragnet (1947), a B-movie in which she played Anne Hogan opposite Henry Wilcoxon. Over the course of 22 years, Brian appeared in more than 79 movies. After retiring from the screen for good, she devoted herself to her husband's career; Tomasini worked as film editor for Hitchcock on the classics Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960). See also: 1946 in film 1947 1948 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Henry Wilcoxon (or sometimes Harry and/or Wilcoxin) (September 8, 1905 - March 6, 1984) was an actor born in Dominica, British West Indies, and best known as a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMilles movies. ... Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE, (born on August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a British-born American film director closely associated with the thriller genre. ... Rear Window (1954) is a motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Cornell Woolrichs short story It Had to Be Murder (1942). ... See also: 1953 in film 1954 1955 in film 1950s in film years in film film Events May 12 - The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces wife Marion Benda. ... This article is about the novel and the movies based on it. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West...


During the 1950s, Brian made occasional TV appearances, including Meet Corliss Archer (1954) and Strike It Rich (1955). She also dedicated a lot of time to portrait painting in her retirement years. // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... See also: 1953 in television, other events of 1954, 1955 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 1 - NBC broadcasts the Rose Parade in NTSC color on 21 stations. ... See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of years in television. // Events April 1 - The DuMont Television network drastically cuts back its programming. ...


She died of heart failure at age 96 in Del Mar, California. She is interred in the Eternal Love Section, Lot 4134, Space 2, Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles, overlooking Burbank. Del Mar is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles, California, on the south edge of the San Fernando Valley by Burbank (and on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains from Hollywood). ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., 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. ... This article or section should be merged with Burbank, Los Angeles County, California This article is about the Burbank in Southern California. ...


Mary Brian has a star for her contribution to motion pictures on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 Vine Street in Hollywood. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., situated northwest of Downtown. ...


External links

  • Mary Brian at the Internet Movie Database
  • AFI Catalog Silent Films entry for Mary Brian
  • Mary Brian, Silent and Sound Movie Star
  • Silent Era: People: Actresses: Mary Brian
  • Mary Brian Photo Gallery

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Mary & Brian's Gallery (1979 words)
Mary pieced oak burl and sap along with regular quartersawn oak to produce the striking geometry on this parquetry top.
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Mary Brian at AllExperts (826 words)
Mary Brian (February 17, 1906 – December 30, 2002) was an American actress and movie star who made the transition from silents to talkies.
Brian was dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures." On loan-out to MGM, she played a college belle, Mary Abbott, opposite William Haines and Jack Pickford in Brown of Harvard (1926).
Mary Brian has a star for her contribution to motion pictures on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1559 Vine Street in Hollywood.
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