Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt

American, Actress
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Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt (born Marcia Virginia Hunt; October 17, 1917) is an American actress, model, and activist, with a career spanning over 70 years. She was blacklisted by Hollywood film studio executives in the 1950s during McCarthyism. She is one of the last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Full name at birth
Marcia Virginia Hunt
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Claim to fame
Pride and Prejudice
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Date of birth
17 October 1917
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Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Age
104
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Actress, model, activist
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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Residence
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
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High school
Horace Mann School for Girls
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University
Theodora Irvine Drama School
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  • According to the late Colin Briggs, a steadfast writer for "Classic Images", Marcia was called Betty while growing up because the names Marjorie (her sister) and Marcia sounded too much alike. She changed the spelling of her first name to "Marsha" by the time she entered pictures.
  • Marsha was a strong consideration for the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind (1939), since the studio`s first pick, Olivia de Havilland, was having trouble being loaned out by Warner Bros. In fact, David O. Selznick selected Marsha to play the role at one point but the following day the loanout worked itself out and Olivia was handed the part.
  • Her old sister, Marjorie, was a teacher. She died in 2002.
  • Her first husband, editor-turned-director Jerry Hopper was a cousin to actress Glenda Farrell.
  • Before her career she taught Sunday School at New York`s St. Paul`s Methodist Church.

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