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Name: Marion Byron  
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Date of Birth: 16th March 1911
Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Profession: Actress
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Marion "Peanuts" Byron (Born Dayton, Ohio, March 16, 1911 -died California July 5, 1985) was a petite, plucky American movie comedienne.Her real name was Miriam Bilenkin. After following her sister into a short stage career as a singer/dancer, she was given her first movie role as Buster Keaton's leading lady in the film Steamboat Bill, Jnr. in 1928. From there she was hired by Hal Roach to co-star in short subjects with Max Davidson, Edgar Kennedy, and Charley Chase, but most significantly with Anita Garvin, where tiny (5") Marion was teamed with 6" Anita for a brief (3 film) series as a female Laurel & Hardy in 1928/9.

She left Roach before they made talkies, but she went on working, now in musical features, like the Vitaphone film Broadway Babies with Alice White in 1929,and the early Technicolor feature, Golden Dawn in 1930. She never made a big splash, with her parts slowly getting smaller and smaller until they were unbilled walk-ons in films like Meet the Baron starring Jack Pearl in 1933 and Hips Hips Hooray with Wheeler & Woolsey in 1934. Her final screen appearance was in 1938 as a baby nurse to the Dionne Quintuplets in their film, Six of a Kind.

She married screenwriter Lou Breslow in 1932.

External link

  • Listing at the Internet Movie Database

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