Marion Davies (1897-1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. Davies was already building a solid reputation as a film comedienne when newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, with whom she had begun a romantic relationship, took over management of her career.
Marion Davies promo photo for Five and Ten c.1931 // Five and Ten is a 1931 romantic drama film starring Marion Davies as an heiress and Leslie Howard as the man she loves, though he marries someone else. It is based on the Fannie Hurst novel of the same name. Cast Marion Davies as Jennifer Rarick Leslie Howard as Berry Rhodes Richard Bennett as John G. Rarick Irene Rich as Jenny Rarick Douglass Montgomery as Avery Rarick (as Kent Douglass) Mary Duncan as Muriel Preston
Marion Davies, born Marion Cecilea Douras on January 3, 1897, was one of the great comedic actresses of the silent era and into the 30's. She began as a chorus girl in New York, first in the pony follies and later in the Ziegfield Follies.