Mary Brian

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Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Dec 30, 2002 (96)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Dec 30, 2002 (96)

About

Glamorous silent film actress who was one of the biggest stars of the era, playing roles in classics like 1924's Peter Pan.

Before Fame

A bathing beauty competition in Long Beach won her an introduction to Herbert Brenon at Paramount, a screen test for the part of Wendy in Peter Pan, and eventually a contract.

Trivia

Easily making the leap from silent to talking films, she was frequently cast opposite the biggest stars of the age: Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and three times with W.C. Fields.

Family Life

She was born Louise Byrdie Datzler, the daughter of a widowed mother in Corsicana, Texas.

Associated With

She starred alongside James Cagney in the 1933 comedy Hard to Handle, which was one of her last memorable pictures.