Marjorie Main

Marjorie Main ( born February 24, 1890 in Acton, Indiana, † April 10, 1975 in Los Angeles, California; actually Mary Tomlinson ) was an American actress.


Marjorie Main began her career with appearances in vaudeville and on various tour troops. They made ​​the jump to Broadway and from 1932 to film. For her performance as a desperate mother of Humphrey Bogart in dead end, she received excellent reviews, was DAfter however, usually considered as members of the lower layer, sacrificing itself in order to offer a better life to the children. It was not until moving to MGM succeeded the early 1940s the change in the comedic part. On the side of Wallace Beery Main was seen in a number of very successful films. Your still the most famous appearance was in Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli.

In 1947, she starred in the comedy film The Egg and I on the side of Claudette Colbert the character of Ma Kettle, a rough way outward farmer with a heart of gold. For this role she was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1948 as Best Supporting Actress. The Egg and I played a nearly 5 million U.S. dollars, and the studio Universal Pictures made ​​from the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle, played by Main and Percy Kilbride, the hero of a film 's series of eight episodes.

1957 Main withdrew into private life. She died in 1975.

Filmography (selection)


  • Academy Awards 1948: Nominated for the Oscar / Best Supporting Actress - The Egg and I