Marjorie Weaver

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Marjorie Weaver
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Weaver as she was pictured in Photoplay magazine's August 1938 issue.
Born(1913-03-02)March 2, 1913
DiedOctober 1, 1994(1994-10-01) (aged 81)
NationalityAmerican
Alma mater University of Kentucky
Indiana University
Occupation Film actress
Years active1934-1952
Spouse(s)Kenneth George Schacht (October 1937 [1] - September 1941 [2] )
Don Briggs (1943 – October 1, 1994; her death); 2 children
ChildrenJoel and Leigh
Parent(s)John Thomas Weaver and Ellen Martin Weaver

Marjorie Weaver (March 2, 1913 – October 1, 1994) was an American film actress of the 1930s through the early 1950s.

Americans Citizens, or natives, of the United States of America

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Actor Person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

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Early life, entrance into acting

Weaver was born in Crossville, Tennessee to John Thomas Weaver and his wife, Ellen (née Martin). Her father was a general freight agent for a railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. [3] She attended the University of Kentucky, and later the Indiana University, [4] with interests in music and won beauty contests at both schools. [3]

Crossville, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,795 at the 2010 census.

University of Kentucky Public research university in Lexington, KY, USA

The University of Kentucky (UK) is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities, the largest college or university in the state, with 30,720 students as of Fall 2015, and the highest ranked research university in the state according to U.S. News and World Report.

Indiana University university system, Indiana, U.S.

Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States. Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

Weaver began her acting career as a stage actress in the early 1930s, and also worked as a model during that period, as well as a singer. She received her first film role, uncredited, in 1934. From 1936 through 1945 she would receive steady acting roles. She began receiving credited roles in larger productions, and starred opposite Ricardo Cortez in the 1937 film The Californian , and that same year she starred opposite Tyrone Power in Second Honeymoon .

Model (person) person employed to display, advertise and promote products, or to serve as a visual aid

A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products, or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

Ricardo Cortez Actor

Ricardo Cortez was an American actor. He was also known as Jack Crane early in his acting career.

<i>The Californian</i> (film) 1937 film by Gus Meins

The Californian is a 1937 American Western film directed by Gus Meins and written by Gordon Newell and Gilbert Wright. The film stars Ricardo Cortez, Marjorie Weaver, Katherine DeMille, Maurice Black, Morgan Wallace and Nigel De Brulier. The film was released on July 18, 1937, by 20th Century Fox.

Peak years

From 1938 through 1945 she had twenty seven starring roles in films, some of which were B movies. The most notable film role was her role in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), which also starred Henry Fonda and Alice Brady. Some of her more recognizable roles from that seven-year period included a role in the Michael Shayne mystery series opposite Lloyd Nolan, and her role in Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise . In 1945, she starred opposite Robert Lowery in Fashion Model , which would be her last role of any consequence. She had four minor roles in 1952, after which she retired from acting.

B movie Low budget commercial film genre

A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified films intended for distribution as the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continues to be used in its broader sense to this day. In its post-Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient; on the other, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity.

<i>Young Mr. Lincoln</i> 1939 film by John Ford

Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 American biographical drama film about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck fought for control of the film, to the point where Ford destroyed unwanted takes for fear the studio would use them in the film. Screenwriter Lamar Trotti was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing/Original Story.

Henry Fonda American actor

Henry Jaynes Fonda was an American film and stage actor who had a career that spanned five decades. Throughout five decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in several films now considered to be classics earning one Academy Award for Best Actor on two nominations.

Later life

On October 22, 1937, in Goshen, Indiana, she married naval officer Kenneth George Schacht. [5] She divorced him in 1941, after having seen each other only 16 days over their four-year marriage. [2] Schacht had been captured by the Japanese, and the Navy had notified her that he was dead. [6]

Goshen, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Goshen is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the northern part of Indiana near the Michigan border, in a region known as Michiana. Goshen is located 10 miles southeast of Elkhart, 25 miles southeast of South Bend, 120 miles east of Chicago, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. The population was 31,719 at the 2010 census.

In 1943, she married businessman Don Briggs, with whom she would have a son and a daughter, Joel and Leigh. She and her husband opened a business in Los Angeles, which they operated until retirement, at which time they moved to Austin, Texas, where she died of a heart attack on October 1, 1994, aged 81. [ citation needed ]

Austin, Texas Capital of Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most-populous city in Texas, and the second-most-populous state capital city. It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2018 estimate, Austin had a population of 964,254 up from 790,491 at the 2010 census. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,168,316 as of July 1, 2018. Located in Central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country, it is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long.

Myocardial infarction Interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart

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  2. 1 2 "Actress Might Rewed Schacht". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Spokane, Washington. September 24, 1941. p. 10. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
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  6. "War Veteran, Back From Dead, Ex-Wife Wed". Belvidere Daily Republican. Illinois, Belvidere. October 23, 1945. p. 1.