Garry Marsh

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Garry Marsh
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Garry Marsh in 1932
Leslie Marsh Gerahty

(1902-06-21)21 June 1902
St Margarets, Middlesex, England
Died6 March 1981(1981-03-06) (aged 78)
Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England [1]
Years active1922–1970
Spouse(s)Adele Lawson
Muriel Martin-Harvey

Garry Marsh (21 June 1902 – 6 March 1981) was an English stage and film actor. [2] [3]


Born Leslie Marsh Gerahty in St Margarets, Surrey, [4] [5] his parents were George and Laura. [6] His elder brothers were the author Digby George Gerahty and the journalist Cecil Gerahty. [7]

Marsh began acting on the stage at the age of fifteen. He started off in films as a leading man but later became a character actor playing self-important roles. [8]

During the War he served as a Flying Officer in the RAF. [9] In the mid-1950s, he chronicled his wartime adventures in North Africa in the memoir Sand in My Spinach.

Marsh married Adele Lawson in 1920 in Kensington, London. [10] He married for the second time to Muriel Martin-Harvey in 1926 in Chelsea, London [11] before divorcing in 1935. [12]

Selected filmography

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