We would all agree that Audrey Hepburn was a classic beauty or that Barbara Stanwyck was a fiery vixen, so why not show some attention to an underrated beauty. Now I'm not talking about Jane Wyman or Norma Shearer(who I believe to be both beautiful ladies) but the lovely Marsha Hunt. Marsha's beauty was often that of the girl next door type but her alluring presence, was always a treat to watch.
A Small Bio About Marsha Hunt-
Marsha Hunt was born Marcia Virginia Hunt in Chicago, Illinois
She and her family didn't live in Chicago for long and they soon moved to Brooklyn, and then to Manhattan
Her film career began in 1935
Marsha was in 109 films and television appearances
She was married twice, first to Jerry Hopper(a cousin of Glenda Farrell) from 1938-1945 and then to Robert Presnell Jr from 1946 to 1986(from his death)
Marsha and Leif Eriksson
Her daughter died when she was just a day old
Was a John Powers' Model before becoming an actress
Attended the Theodora Irvine Studio for the Theater where she dated fellow actor Cornel Wilde and knew Jeffrey Lynn who she deemed as "handsome beyond belief" and nicknamed him Lindy
Called Franchot Tone by his nickanme in college - Scoot
Favorite actresses were Margaret Sullavan and Bette Davis
Fan magazines dubbed her as "the youngest character actress"
Victim of the blacklist of the late 1940's and 1950's
Some of her films are-
Kid Glove Killer
Cheers for Miss Bishop
Pride and Prejudice
The Human Comedy
The Affairs of Martha
I thought it would be cool to do a post on The Underrated Beauties of Classic Hollywood, so she was my first choice. I may eventually do a post on The Underrated Men of Classic Hollywood but I haven't decided on it yet.
This is blog post isn't going to be replacing "The Underdog Series" but I may just come out with one every so often. Tomorrow I'll put up the Melvyn Douglas post for "The Underdog Series". Good Night!