Marion Shilling

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Marion Shilling
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Born Marion Schilling
(1910-12-03)December 3, 1910
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Died November 6, 2004(2004-11-06) (aged 93)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Edward Cook (1937–1998; his death); 2 children

Marion Shilling (December 3, 1910 – November 6, 2004) was an American film actress of the 1930s.

Shilling was born as Marion Schilling in Denver, Colorado in 1910 as per the Social Security Death Index under the name COOK, MARION S., although some biographers had formerly cited 1911 or 1914. She started her acting career as a stage actress, starring in stage plays such as Miss Lulu Betts and Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. In 1929 she received her first screen role in Wise Girls. After a couple of roles in other films, she starred opposite William Powell in the 1930 crime drama Shadow of the Law. That movie springboarded her into roles as a B-movie heroine.

In 1931 she was one of thirteen girls selected as "WAMPAS Baby Stars", a list that included future Hollywood star Marian Marsh. From 1930 to 1936 she starred in forty two films, mostly westerns or mysteries. She often starred opposite Tom Keene and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. In the 1934 film serial The Red Rider, she starred opposite early western film legend Buck Jones, with a supporting cast that included William Desmond and football legend Jim Thorpe.

Personal life[edit]

Despite her success in films, Shilling retired in 1936, to marry and have a family. She was married to Edward Cook from 1937 until his death in 1998. They had two children, Edward and Frances.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

She never returned to acting, and died from natural causes on November 6, 2004, in Torrance, California, aged 93.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1929 Wise Girls Ruth Bence
1930 Lord Byron of Broadway Nancy
1930 The Swellhead Mamie Judd
1930 Free and Easy Singer and dancer Uncredited
1930 Shadow of the Law Edith Wentworth
1930 On Your Back Jeanne Burke
1931 Beyond Victory Ina
1931 Young Donovan's Kid Kitty Costello
1931 The Common Law Stephanie Brown
1931 June First Marion 21 min
1931 Sundown Trail Dorothy ′Dottie′ Beals
1931 Take 'em and Shake 'em 18 min
1931 Forgotten Women Patricia Young
1931 Easy to Get Marion 18 min
1932 Only Men Wanted 20 min
1932 Shop Angel Dorothy Hayes
1932 The County Fair Alice Ainsworth
1932 Rule 'Em and Weep Ramona 19 min
1932 Gigolettes 18 min
1932 A Man's Land Peggy Turner
1932 Niagara Falls 19 min
1932 A Parisian Romance Claudette
1932 The Heart Punch Kitty Doyle
1933 Curtain at Eight Anice Cresmer
1934 Fighting to Live Mary Carson
1934 The Red Rider Marie Maxwel
1934 Inside Information Anne Seton
1934 Thunder Over Texas Helen Mason
1934 Elinor Norton Publisher's Staff Uncredited
1934 The Westerner Juanita Barnes
1935 Blazing Guns Betty Lou Rickard (as Marian Shilling)
1935 A Shot in the Dark Jean Coates
1935 Stone of Silver Creek Martha Mason
1935 Gun Smoke Jean Culverson (as Marian Shilling)
1935 The Keeper of the Bees Louise
1935 Society Fever Victoria Vandergriff
1935 Captured in Chinatown Ann Parker
1935 Rio Rattler Mary Adams
1935 Gun Play Madge Holt
1936 I'll Name the Murderer Smitty
1936 The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand Verna Gironda
1936 The Idaho Kid Ruth Endicott
1936 Romance Rides the Range Carol Marland
1936 Cavalcade of the West Mary Christman

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