Mary Carlisle

Mary Carlisle

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Aug 2018 (aged 104)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 191879728 · View Source
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Actress. A blonde-haired, blue-eyed film star, she appeared in numerous features during Hollywood's Golden Age" of the 1930s and 1940s, often cast in roles of college coeds. Born Gwendolyn L. Witter, her father died during her early youth, her mother married industrialist Henry J. Kaiser. After moving with her family to Los Angeles, she was chosen to participate in the group of young actresses from the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, known as WAMPA Baby Stars. A stable which included Ginger Rogers and Gloria Stuart. She first appeared in a string of minor roles which included the Cecil B. DeMille film "Madam Satan" (1930), prior to finding parts of substance in such pictures as "College Humor" (1933), starring Bing Crosby. She went on to appear in roughly sixty films during a solid decade and retired from the industry following her co-starring in the horror picture "Dead Men Walk" (1943), which starred George Zucco. She married actor James Edward Blakeley and raised her family. She later served as director of the Elisabeth Arden Salon in Beverly Hills. She was the recipient of a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1960.

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