Joan Marsh

About Joan Marsh

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: July 10, 1913
Birth Place:  Porterville, California, United States
Other names: Dorothy D. Rosher
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1915–1944
Spouse(s): Charles S. Belden (19??-1943; divorced) John D. W. Morrill (1943-19??)

Joan Marsh

Joan Marsh was born on July 10, 1913 in  Porterville, California, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack. A brassy, blue-eyed platinum blonde of the 1930s in the Jean Harlow tradition. Joan was the daughter of Hollywood cinematographer Charles Rosher and appeared as a child in Mary Pickford movies (on which her father worked as cameraman) billed as Dorothy Rosher. She acted in some amateur dramatics as well but seems to have had little professional training. However, The Times in 1929 referred to her "extraordinary speaking and singing voice" at this crucial period when sound pictures began to replace silent cinema. When she was signed by Universal for King of Jazz (1930), she adopted the stage name Joan Marsh. A fairly busy actress alternating leads and second leads throughout the decade and into the mid-40s, she is perhaps best remembered opposite Warner Oland in Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) and as Dimples in Road to Zanzibar (1941). Long under contract to MGM, she was also featured in two Greta Garbo films, Inspiration (1931) and Anna Karenina (1935). In lighter fare her characters tended to have names like Beanie, Toots or Cuddles. It seems, Joan Marsh was also an accomplished dancer, especially adept at the two most popular dances of the era, the Charleston and the Black Bottom. On screen she performed a ballroom routine with Edward J. Nugent in Dancing Feet (1936). On radio, Joan replaced Beatrice Lillie as hostess of the musical variety show Flying Red Horse Tavern in 1936, as well providing the vocals for Lennie Hayton's Orchestra.Joan's first husband was the screenwriter Charles Belden, her second, a Captain John Merrill of Army Air Transport Command. Her hobbies included horse riding, tennis and golf. Joan retired from acting after her final picture for Poverty Row outfit Monogram in 1944 and in later years owned a Los Angeles stationary business, Paper Unlimited.
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As per our current Database, Joan Marsh has been died on August 10, 2000(2000-08-10) (aged 87)\nOjai, California, U.S..

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When Joan Marsh die, Joan Marsh was 87 years old.

Popular As Joan Marsh
Occupation Actress
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 10, 1913 ( Porterville, California, United States)
Birthday July 10
Town/City  Porterville, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Joan Marsh’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Joan Marsh was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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In 1915 Marsh made her first film appearance, an uncredited one, in the short The Mad Maid of the Forest. Later that same year she was also cast in Hearts Aflame and then billed as Dorothy Rosher. In 1917 she appeared too in The Little Princess and in no less than five other productions in 1918, including the comedy-drama Women's Weapons for Paramount Pictures. After these minor roles as a baby and toddler, Marsh finally became a star in Mary Pickford films such as Daddy-Long-Legs (1919) and Pollyanna (1920).


Marsh made her last film appearance as a child in 1921 but returned to films nine years later with a role in King of Jazz, in which she sang with Bing Crosby. She subsequently worked in a series of shorts and other feature films before she played W. C. Fields's daughter in You're Telling Me! in 1934. She then continued performing on screen in small roles for the next decade. In 1936, on radio, she sang on the CBS program Flying Red Horse Tavern. The following year, during the filming of Charlie Chan on Broadway, Marsh met and later married Writer Charles Belden, who had co-written that film's screenplay. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1943 -- first in Los Angeles, California, on August 26, 1943, followed by a second divorce October 23, 1943, "so she won't have to wait a year before remarrying." Marsh made her final film appearance the next year in Follow the Leader.


Marsh later managed a stationery shop, and she died at age 87 in Ojai, California in 2000.

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