Beth Marion

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Beth Marion
Born Betty Goettsche
(1912-07-12)July 12, 1912
Clinton, Iowa, United States
Died February 18, 2003(2003-02-18) (aged 90)
Jacksonville, Oregon, USA
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1935-1955
Spouse(s) Cliff Lyons (1938-1955) (divorced) 2 children
Julian Koch (1956-2003) (her death)

Beth Marion, nee Betty Goettsche, (July 11, 1912 - February 18, 2003) was a B-movie actress of the 1930s, starring in westerns, her career spanning only about five years, mostly in 1936.

Marion's films often saw her playing alongside Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Steele, Jack Luden, and George Houston. In 1935, she played Gail Winters in Between Men, and Judy Baxter in Trail of Terror. In 1936, Marion played Peggy Wyman in Silver Spurs, Mary Mortimer in Avenging Waters, starred in The Fugitive Sheriff with Ken Maynard, and played the role of Marion Henry in Everyman's Law. She also starred as Betty Rose Hayden in Rip Roarin' Buckaroo, Jeanne Moore in The Phantom of the Range, which also starred Tom Tyler and Sammy Cohen, and billed as Betty Lloyd she starred in Wild Horse Roundup with Kermit Maynard, and that same year she starred in Fugitive Sheriff with Ken Maynard.

In 1938, Marion appeared in Phantom Gold and in Frontier Scout. That same year, Marion married stuntman Cliff Lyons, and retired from acting to raise a family. The couple had two sons, but divorced in the 1950s. In 1955, she made an uncredited cameo appearance as a "woman with feather," in Ain't Misbehavin'. Marion later married Julian Koch, a building contractor, with whom she would remain for the rest of her life, moving to and residing in Oregon. She died of a stroke at her home on February 18, 2003, in Jacksonville, Oregon.

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