Marion Aye

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Marion Aye
Marion Aye - Dec 1921 Screenland.jpg
photograph from December 1921 Screenland
Born (1903-04-05)April 5, 1903
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 21, 1951(1951-07-21) (aged 48)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Other names Maryon Aye
Years active 1919-1926

Marion Aye (April 5, 1903 – July 21, 1951) was an American actress of screen and stage who starred in several films during the 1920s, mostly comedies. She is sometimes credited as Maryon Aye.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of James H. Aye,[1] she was "discovered" by legendary moviemaker Mack Sennett. She was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922. She was a capable dancer, a talent she exhibited in several films. She also appeared in eighteen western shorts opposite Bob Reeves.

Following retirement, she suffered isolation from the film industry, which had virtually forgotten her. In 1935 she attempted suicide. There were several more attempts, ending with her successful suicide attempt in 1951 in Hollywood, California. On July 10, 1951, Aye was found in a "semi-conscious condition" after swallowing poison in a motel room in Culver City, California and died eleven days later.[1] Her father reported that she was despondent after failing to get a part in a television play.[1] Her second husband, comedian Ross Forester, was distraught, stating that he thought his wife was only joking about taking her life.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1919 Hearts and Flowers Bathing Beauty Uncredited
1921 The Hick The Farmer's Daughter
Montana Bill
The Vengeance Trail Grace Winwood Credited as Maryon Aye
1922 Streak of Yellow
Double Reward
No Man's Gold
Phantom of the Hills
West Meets East
His Brother's Blood
The Claim Jumpers
The Weak-End Party Lily, the birthday girl
The Punctured Prince
1923 The Eternal Three Maid Credited as Maryon Aye
The Meanest Man in the World Nellie Clarke Credited as Maryon Aye
1924 The Last Man on Earth Red Sal
The Roughneck Marrat's Girl Credited as Maryon Aye
1926 Irene Helen Cheston Credited as Maryon Aye

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marion Aye, Former Screen Star, Dies". Rome News-Tribune (Rome, Georgia). INS. July 22, 1951. p. 5. Retrieved September 11, 2011.