Marjorie Main (February 24, 1890 – April 10, 1975) was an American character actress, mainly at MGM, perhaps best known for her role as Ma Kettle
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS (1940) - John Wayne - Betty Field - Harry Carey - Beulah Bondi - James Barton - Samuel S. Hinds - Marjorie Main - Marc Lawrence - Based on novel by Harold Bell Wright - Directed by Henry Hathaway - Paramount - Movie Poster.
Marjorie Main (AKA Mary Tomlinson) Born 1890 in Acton, IN. Died 1975. Main began playing upper class dowagers, but was ultimately typecast in abrasive, domineering, salty roles, for which her distinct voice was well suited. Perhaps her most famous role is that of "Ma Kettle", which she first played in The Egg and I in 1947 opposite Percy Kilbride as "Pa Kettle" - portrayed the character in nine more Ma and Pa Kettle films.
Barry Sullivan, riding a bike with a “B” lamp bracket, goes cheek-to-cheek with Lana Turner. The couple were joined by Ezio Pinza and Marjorie Main in the 1951 MGM musical, Mr. Imperium.
Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle in Ma and Pa Kettle On Vacation (1953) Born Mary Tomlinson February 24, 1890 Acton, Indiana, U.S. Died April 10, 1975 (aged 85) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Occupation Actress Years active 1916–1959 Spouse(s) Stanley LeFevre Krebs (1921–1935; his death)