Marjorie Reynolds Movies List

Marjorie Reynolds
Marjorie Reynolds
Buhl, Idaho, U.S.
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Actor Marjorie Reynolds Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
His Kind of Woman
His Kind of Woman ( English )
Director: John Farrow , Richard Fleischer , Frank Baur , Sam Ruman
Release date: 29-08-1951
Home Town Story
Home Town Story ( English )
Artist: Jeffrey Lynn , Donald Crisp , Marjorie Reynolds , Alan Hale Jr. , Marilyn Monroe
Director: Arthur Pierson
Release date: 18-05-1951
The Great Jewel Robber
Artist: David Brian , Marjorie Reynolds , John Archer , Jacqueline deWit , Perdita Chandler
Director: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 15-07-1950
Customs Agent
Customs Agent ( English )
Artist: William Eythe , Marjorie Reynolds , Griff Barnett , Howard St. John , Jim Backus
Director: Seymour Friedman
Release date: 18-05-1950
That Midnight Kiss
That Midnight Kiss ( English )
Director: Norman Taurog , Dolph Zimmer
Music Director: Charles Previn , Conrad Salinger
Release date: 22-09-1949
Heaven Only Knows
Heaven Only Knows ( English )
Artist: Robert Cummings , Brian Donlevy , Marjorie Reynolds , Jorja Curtright , Bill Goodwin
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 12-09-1947
Ministry of Fear
Ministry of Fear ( English )
Artist: Ray Milland , Marjorie Reynolds , Carl Esmond , Hillary Brooke , Percy Waram
Director: Fritz Lang
Music Director: Victor Young , Don Johnson , W.C. Smith
Release date: 16-10-1944
Up in Mabel's Room
Up in Mabel's Room ( English )
Artist: Dennis O'Keefe , Marjorie Reynolds , Gail Patrick , Mischa Auer , Charlotte Greenwood
Director: Allan Dwan , Joe Popkin
Music Director: Michel Michelet
Release date: 12-09-1944
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm ( English )
Director: George Marshall
Release date: 02-12-1942
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn ( English )
Artist: Bing Crosby , Fred Astaire , Marjorie Reynolds , Virginia Dale , Walter Abel
Director: Mark Sandrich
Music Director: Robert Emmett Dolan
Release date: 04-08-1942
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies

Marjorie Reynolds Biography

Bright, vivacious Marjorie Reynolds (née Marjorie Goodspeed) was born in Idaho on August 12, 1917 to a doctor and homemaker, and raised in Los Angeles. Making her film debut at age 6, she "retired" after only a few years in favor of a normal education. She returned in the mid-30s, as a teenager this time, and began the typical assembly-line route of extra and bit roles for various mega studios, this time billed as Marjorie Moore. Her first speaking role was in Columbia Studio's programmer Murder in Greenwich Village (1937), this time billed as Marjorie Reynolds (her first husband's last name), a moniker she kept for the duration of her career. The blonde (originally brunette) actress then went through a rather unchallenging prairie flower phase opposite Hollywood's top western stars such as Tex Ritter, Buck Jones, Roy Rogers and Tim Holt. It all paid off, however, when she won the top female role opposite Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire in the seasonal film classic Holiday Inn (1942), a role originally designed for Mary Martin. It remains Marjorie's most popular and cherished role on film, but it did not help her make a permanent transition into 'A' quality fare. She continued as a dependable "B" co-lead in such films as Up in Mabel's Room (1944), Meet Me on Broadway (1946), and Heaven Only Knows (1947), with an exciting movie offer such as Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear (1944) coming her way on a rare occasion. Along with maturity and a new entertainment medium (television) in the 50s came a return to her natural hair color. As William Bendix's patient, resourceful brunette wife on the comedy TV series The Life of Riley (1953), Marjorie became a semi-household name. Her career took a steep decline following its demise five years later and she was only sporadically seen in films, commercials and TV guest spots after that. Married twice, her first husband was Jack Reynolds, who was an Assistant Casting Director for Samuel Goldwyn. They had one daughter, Linda, before divorcing in 1952 after 16 years. Second husband, film editor John Whitney, worked for a time in the 40s as an actor. They were married for 32 years until his death in 1985. Long retired, Marjorie died in 1997 of congestive heart failure after collapsing while walking her dog. Though she didn't fully live up to her potential as a serious, formidable actress, her gentle charm and obvious beauty certainly spruced up the 60+ films in which she appeared.

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