Thursday, 1 September 2016

Marjorie Kane

Born: 28 April 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 8 January 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA

Marjorie Kane was a singer, dancer and comedic actress. She spent much of her childhood on stage in various productions. In 1927, Marjorie began a run in the play 'Good News' which caught the attention of film studios. In 1929, Marjorie signed a 5-year contract with Mack Sennett studios. Most of Marjorie's film roles were small and uncredited, playing maids, telephone operators and secretaries.

The Dance of Life (1929) as Performer of 'The Flippity Flop' (uncredited)

A rare featured part for Marjorie during which she sings and dances the 'Flippity Flop'. These musical revue type films were common with the dawn of the sound age.

Night Work (1930) as Cabaret Singer (uncredited)

Destry Rides Again (1939) as Saloon floozie (uncredited)

Marlene Dietrich 'sings' on stage as Marjorie Kane, on the right, tries to attract the attention of the male audience. Just a short comical moment from this film and Marjorie's only appearance.

Slightly Honorable (1939) as Telephone operator (uncredited)

Playing 'Pat-a-Cake' with Pat O'Brien. Bud Jamison is the cop.

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