Alan Marshal (actor)
- For people named Alan Marshall, see Alan Marshall (disambiguation).
Marshal in House on Haunted Hill (1959)
29 January 1909|
Woolahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||9 July 1961
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)|
|Spouse(s)||? Marshal (?-?) (divorced) 1 child
Mary Grace Borel (1938-1961) (his death) 1 child
Alan Marshal (29 January 1909 – 9 July 1961) was an actor who performed on stage in the United States and in Hollywood films.
Born Alan M Willey in Sydney, Australia, he was the son of popular Queensland stage actress Irby (Agnes) Marshall and English actor-producer Leonard Willey. The family left Australia in mid 1914, when he was four years old. Irby and Leonard continued their successful careers on the stage in the United States and Alan reportedly first appeared on Broadway in The Swan, at age 15.
According to his son, Kit, Marshal was spotted by a studio scout while performing in a play in New York and was asked to do a screen test for Selznick International Studios.
- The Garden of Allah (1936)
- After the Thin Man (1936)
- Night Must Fall (1937)
- Parnell (1937)
- Conquest (1937) as Captain d'Ornano
- I Met My Love Again (1938)
- Invisible Enemy (1938)
- The Road to Reno (1938)
- Dramatic School (1938)
- Four Girls in White (1939)
- Exile Express (1939)
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Captain Phoebus
- Married and in Love (1940)
- Irene (1940)
- He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)
- The Howards of Virginia (1940)
- Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
- Lydia (1941)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
- Bride by Mistake (1944)
- The Opposite Sex (1956)
- House on Haunted Hill (1959)
- Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Marshal eloped with socialite Mary Grace Borel (born 31 October 1915, San Francisco – died 18 May 1998, Los Angeles) in 1938. Their son, Kit Marshal, was born on 2 December 1939.
He died from a heart attack while appearing in Chicago with Mae West in a production of her play "Sextette". He was 52 years old. His interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
- Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sun 27 Sep 1914 Page 2 "In and Out of Society" Accessed 12 January 2017
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper note that Willey and Marshal appeared in several Australian films made in 1912 - including The Strangler's Grip and The Mystery of the Black Pearl. Andrew Pike & Ross Cooper (1980) Australian Film 1900-1977 P.43-45. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0 19 554213 4
- News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), Thu 9 Mar 1939 Page 14 "ACTOR FROM AUSTRALIA" Accessed 12 January 2017. (He may have performed as Alan Willey)
- Alan Marshal Biography. Kit Marshal Accessed 12 January 2017
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alan Marshal.|
- Alan Marshal on IMDb
- Alan Marshal at the Internet Broadway Database
- Internet Broadway Database Alan Willey
- Book relating Marshal's heart attack during matinee performance of Sextette in Chicago
- Official Alan Marshal Family website, made by his son Kit Marshal
- "Alan Marshal". Find a Grave. Retrieved 3 September 2010.