Marilyn Maxwell

Marilyn Maxwell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 - March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was an American actress and entertainer. Noted for her blonde hair and sexy persona she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with MGM in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958). "Silver Bells" made its debut in The Lemon Drop Kid, sung by Maxwell and Hope.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136720604
  • 9786136720609