Marjorie Main Height, Family, Biography, Career, Net Worth, Address & more

Marjorie Main, born on February 24, 1890, was an American character actress and singer of the Classical Hollywood era. Her father was a clergyman, so when she joined a local stock business as a teenager, she changed her identity not to humiliate her family. She performed in vaudeville and made her Broadway debut in 1916. Her first film was A House Divided (1931). She reprised her theatrical performance as Baby Face Martin’s (Humphrey Bogart) mother in Dead End (1937), which led to a series of other slum mother roles. She played the dude ranch boss Lucy in The Women with great aplomb (1939). She acquired fame as a comedienne in six 1940s films starring Wallace Beery, including Barnacle Bill (1941). In 1947, for her performance as Ma Kettle in The Egg and I, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for a best-supporting actress, she established the role that would define her career. She began her co-starring series with Percy Kilbride in 1948’s Feudin’, Fussin’, and A-Fightin’ and continued for seven more years. Her most recent film was The Kettles on Old MacDonald’s Farm sans Kilbride (1957).

Quick Info (Bio/Wiki)

Full Name Marjorie Main
Real Name Mary Tomlinson
Nick Name Marjie Ma Kettle
Profession Actress, Singer
Date of Birth 24/02/1890
Age Died on 85 (April 10, 1975)
Birth Sign Pisces
Birth Place Acton, Indiana, U.S
Hometown Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California
Current City Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Mother Tongue English.

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Marjorie Main's Physical Stats

Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Weight 70 Kilograms, Approximately.
Body Shape Measurements 33-25-32- (B-H-W) (Approx.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black


Marjorie Main's Career


In 1916, she toured with John Barrymore in Cheating Cheaters. In 1918, she made her Broadway debut in Yes or No.

Her film debut was “A House Divided” in 1931.

More Details On Marjorie Main's Career

She began her professional career as a performer touring in Chautauqua presentations with a Shakespearean repertory company. After performing for five months in a stock company in Fargo, North Dakota.

Around the middle of the 1900s, Main was in several plays. In 1916, she toured with John Barrymore in Cheating Cheaters. In 1918, she made her Broadway debut in Yes or No. Main performed at the Palace Theater alongside W. C. Fields in the comedy skit titled “The Family Ford.” The early plays in which she appeared were not all successful. One performance of A House Divided was all it took for Main to find work on Broadway. As Mae West’s mother in the 1927 film The Wicked Age, and as Barbara Stanwyck’s co-star in the long-running stage production Burlesque in 1928. Salvation, Scarlet Sister Mary, Ebb Tide, Music in the Air, and Jackson White are just a few of the Broadway productions in which Main appeared.

Dead End (1935) featured Main as Baby Face Martin’s mother in one of her most prominent stage roles. She appeared in 460 performances of the part until quitting the show in 1936 to play Lucy, a hotel/dude-ranch proprietor, in The Women. In 1937 and 1939, films based on the plays had Main in these two roles.

Marjorie Main's Education Details

Schools Public schools in Fairland and Shelbyville.
Colleges 1. Franklin College, became a charter member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
2. Hamilton School of Dramatic Expression in Lexington, Kentucky.
Educational Qualification Graduate
Special Qualification Drama

Marjorie Main's Personal Life

Marital Status Married
Husband Stanley LeFevre Krebs

Marjorie Main Height, Family, Biography, Career, Net Worth, Address

Marjorie Main's Family Details


Father’s Name – Reverend Samuel J. Tomlinson

Mother’s Name – Jennie L. (McGaughey) Tomlinson

Spouse(s) Stanley LeFevre Krebs
children Daughter's Name - Annabelle.

Marjorie Main's Earning/Net Worth

Net Worth $2 Million

Marjorie Main Height, Family, Biography, Career, Net Worth, Address

Frequently Asked Questions About Marjorie Main

Marjorie Main's husband name?

Stanley LeFevre Krebs

Marjorie Main's date of birth?

February 24, 1890

Marjorie Main's cause of death?

Lung Cancer

Marjorie Main's net worth?

$2 Million

Marjorie Main's height?

5.7 feet.

When Marjorie Main died?

On April 10, 1975, at the age of 85.

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