Marie Mosquini

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Marie Mosquini
Marie Mosquini Who's Who on the Screen.jpg
Who's Who on the Screen, 1920
Born(1899-12-03)December 3, 1899
DiedFebruary 21, 1983(1983-02-21) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesMarie De Forest
Years active1917–1929
Spouse(s)Roy Harlow (? - ?)
(m. 1930; died 1961)

Marie Mosquini (December 3, 1899 – February 21, 1983) was an American film actress. She appeared in 202 silent films between 1917 and 1929. After leaving high school she became the resident ingenue at the Hal Roach studio, appearing opposite Roach's comedy stars Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, and Stan Laurel.

After obtaining a divorce from Roy Harlow,[1] in October 1930, Marie retired from acting and married an inventor 26 years her senior: Lee de Forest. She became his fourth and longest-lasting wife, staying with him until his death in 1961. In 1967, Marie donated her husband's papers and historic prototypes to the Perham Foundation, now held at History San Jose. In 1968, she became a Novice Class amateur radio operator; her call sign was WB6ZJR. In 1973, she participated in a radio broadcast celebrating the centennial of her husband's birth.[2]

She was born and died in Los Angeles, California.

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  1. ^ Adams, Mike (2011). Lee de Forest: King of Radio, Television, and Film. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-4614-0418-7. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "Robert Ballantine W8SU Mrs Lee deForest *WB6ZJR* 1896-1983 (2006)" (PDF). Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved October 9, 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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