Marjorie Main

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 53
Marjorie Main was the stage name of Mary Tomlinson, who was an American character actress and singer of the Classical Hollywood period, best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the 1940s and 1950s, and for her role as Ma Kettle in ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. Main started her career in vaudeville and theatre and appeared in films... read more

Marjorie Main was the stage name of Mary Tomlinson, who was an American character actress and singer of the Classical Hollywood period, best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the 1940s and 1950s, and for her role as Ma Kettle in ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. Main started her career in vaudeville and theatre and appeared in films classics, such as Dead End (1937), Dark Command (1940), The Shepherd of the Hills (1941), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), and Friendly Persuasion (1956).

Birth Name

Mary Tomlinson

Born

Monday, 24 February 1890

Died

Thursday, 10 April 1975

Actress Filmography

The World of Abbott and Costello Widow Hawkins in The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap (archive footage) 1965
Wagon Train Cassie Tanner 1957
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Ma Kettle 1957
Friendly Persuasion The Widow Hudspeth 1956
The Kettles in the Ozarks Ma Kettle 1956
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Ma' Kettle 1955
Ricochet Romance Pansy Jones 1954
December Bride Herself 1954
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Ma Kettle 1954
Rose Marie Lady Jane Dunstock 1954
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

The World of Abbott and Costello Widow Hawkins in The Wistful Widow Of Wagon Gap (archive footage) 1965
Wagon Train Cassie Tanner 1957
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Ma Kettle 1957
Friendly Persuasion The Widow Hudspeth 1956
The Kettles in the Ozarks Ma Kettle 1956
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Ma' Kettle 1955
Ricochet Romance Pansy Jones 1954
December Bride Herself 1954
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Ma Kettle 1954
Rose Marie Lady Jane Dunstock 1954
The Long, Long Trailer Mrs. Hittaway 1954
Fast Company Ma Parkson 1953
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Ma Kettle 1953
The Belle Of New York Mrs. Phineas Hill 1952
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Ma Kettle 1952
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology Mrs. Wrenley 1951
The Law and the Lady Julia Wortin 1951
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Ma Kettle 1951
Mr. Imperium Mrs. Cabot 1951
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone Hattie O'Malley 1950
Summer Stock Esme 1950
Ma And Pa Kettle Go To Town Ma Kettle 1950
Big Jack Flapjack Kate 1949
Ma and Pa Kettle Ma Kettle 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Herself 1948
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Maribel Mathews 1948
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Widow Hawkins 1947
The Egg and I Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle 1947
The Show-Off Mrs. Fisher 1946
Undercurrent Lucy 1946
Bad Bascomb Abbey Hanks 1946
The Harvey Girls Sonora Cassidy 1946
Murder, He Says Mamie Fleagle Smithers Johnson 1945
Meet Me In St. Louis Katie (Maid) 1945
Gentle Annie Annie Goss 1944
Rationing Iris Tuttle 1944
Johnny Come Lately 'Gashouse' Mary 1943
Heaven Can Wait Mrs. Strabel 1943
Tennessee Johnson Mrs. Maude Fisher 1942
Tish Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry 1942
Jackass Mail Clementine 'Tina' Tucker 1942
The Affairs of Martha Mrs. McKissick 1942
We Were Dancing Judge Sidney Hawkes 1942
The Bugle Sounds Susie 'Suz' 1942
Honky Tonk Mrs. Varner 1941
The Shepherd of the Hills Granny Becky 1941
A Woman's Face Emma Kristiansdotter 1941
Barnacle Bill Marge Cavendish 1941
The Trial of Mary Dugan Mrs. Collins 1941
The Wild Man of Borneo Irma 1941
Wyoming Mehitabel 1940
The Captain Is a Lady Sarah May Willett 1940
Susan And God Mary 1940
Turnabout Nora 1940
Dark Command Mrs. Adams 1940
Women Without Names Mrs. Lowery - Prison Matron 1940
I Take This Woman Cashier (scenes deleted) 1940
Two Thoroughbreds Hildegarde 'Hildy' Carey 1939
Angels Wash Their Faces Mrs. Arkelian 1939
They Shall Have Music Mrs. Miller 1939
Lucky Night Mrs. Briggs 1939
The Women Lucy 1939
Another Thin Man Mrs. Dolley 1939
There Goes My Heart Fireless Cooker Customer (uncredited) 1938
Girls' School Miss Armstrong 1938
Too Hot to Handle Miss Wayne 1938
Under the Big Top Sara Post 1938
Little Tough Guy Mrs. Boylan 1938
Prison Farm Matron Brand 1938
Romance of the Limberlost Nora 1938
Three Comrades Old Woman by Phone 1938
Test Pilot Landlady 1938
King of the Newsboys Mrs. Stephens (uncredited) 1938
The Shadow Hannah Gillespie 1937
Boy of the Streets Mrs. Mary Brennan 1937
The Wrong Road Martha Foster 1937
The Man Who Cried Wolf Amelia Bradley 1937
Dead End Mrs. Martin 1937
Stella Dallas Mrs. Martin 1937
Love in a Bungalow Miss Emma Bisbee 1937
Music in the Air Anna 1934
Crime Without Passion Backstage Wardrobe Woman (uncredited) 1934
Art Trouble Woman Who Sits on Painting 1934
Close Relations Woman in Depot 1933
New Deal Rhythm Arizona Representative 1933
Broken Lullaby Frau Schmidt - Townswoman (uncredited) 1932
A House Divided Townswoman at Wedding 1931
Harry Fox and His Six American Beauties Statler Hotel Beauty 1929
1957 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1948 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
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