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Faye Marlowe

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Faye Marlowe
Born (1926-10-26) October 26, 1926 (age 94)[1]
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1945–1955

Faye Marlowe (born October 26, 1926) is an American film and television actress whose career spanned a decade, from 1945 to 1955.

Early life

Faye Marlowe was born in Los Angeles, California in October 1926. She was an illegitimate child and her mother had been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Marlowe was adopted by show business producer Fanchon Simon and Bill Simon at 18 months old.[2] She graduated from Los Angeles University High School in 1943.

Film career

She was discovered by a talent scout at the Hollywood film studio 20th Century Fox in 1943.[3] She was one of the candidates to play the part of Bonnie Watson in the 1944 film Greenwich Village, which would be voted on by the general public. Ultimately, the part went to Gale Robbins.[4] In 1944, she acted opposite Glenn Langan in a stage production called There's Always Juliet, directed by John Brahm.[5]

What would become her breakthrough part was announced in 1944, when she was cast by Brahm to act in the 1945 thriller Hangover Square, starring George Sanders, Linda Darnell and Laird Cregar.[6] She was considered for the role of Ruth Berent in Leave Her to Heaven, which eventually went to Jeanne Crain.[7] Instead, she was cast in Junior Miss.[8] The third film of her career was The Spider in 1945.[9]

She was Eddie Albert's leading lady in Rendezvous with Annie and also played a lead role in Johnny Comes Flying Home, both in 1946.[10]

Marlowe was featured in several other movies as well as three different major parts in the television anthology series The Conrad Nagel Theater in 1955.

Later life

Marlowe later worked as a writer and goes by the name Faye Hueston. Her autobiography was published on July 14, 2014.[2] As of 2014, she lives in North Carolina. She has lived in Italy, France and England previously.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Faye Marlowe - Filmography, biography". allmovie. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Hueston, Faye (2014). Fanchon's Daughter. F.Hueston. ISBN 978-0615783284.
  3. ^ "Stage Family Strikes Again". The Los Angeles Times. October 19, 1943. p. 2. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Life of Tom Mix Will Be Filmed". Philadelphia Inquirer. October 23, 1943. p. 9. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Film and Theatre Gossip". The News Journal. May 31, 1944. p. 15. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Louella O. Parsons". Philadelphia Inquirer. July 29, 1944. p. 11. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Beery, Moppet O'Brien 'Bad Bascomb' Costars". The Los Angeles Times. January 18, 1945. p. 15. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "'Flying Yorkshireman' Back Again With Capra". The Los Angeles Times. January 27, 1945. p. 5. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Faye Marlowe Proves Ability Though Director's Daughter". Salt Lake Telegram. June 26, 1945. p. 10. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946)". allmovie. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "'Fanchon's Daughter': Love matters most in Hollywood childhood". Salisbury Post. November 2, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2017.


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