Kenneth Harlan
(Movies & TV)
Stuart Paton
(Movies & TV)
Cecil B. DeMille
(Movies & TV)
Mack Sennett
(Movies & TV)
Ernst Lubitsch
(Movies & TV)
Lucille Ricksen
(Movies & TV)
Jean Harlow
(Movies & TV)

See also

Marie Prevost

Knowledge Identifier: +Marie_Prevost


Marie Prevost

Canadian-born actress of the early days of cinema add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1898.

Countries: United States (67%), Germany (8%), United Kingdom (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kenneth Harlan, Stuart Paton, Cecil B. DeMille

Linked to: Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles Times, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Keystone Film Company




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In 1900, Hughlina gave birth to another daughter, Marjorie add something


She was discovered by Mack Sennett who signed her to contract and made her one of his "Bathing Beauties" in the late 1910s add something


By 1915, Prevost landed a job as a secretary at a law firm which represented the Keystone Film Corporation add something


As her career was beginning to rise, Prevost married socialite Henry Charles "Sonny" Gerke in June 1918 add something


Her first marriage was to socialite Henry Charles "Sonny" Gerke in June 1918 add something


In 1919, Sennett cast Prevost in her first lead role in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" add something


One of her first publicly successful film roles came in the 1920 romantic film "Love, Honor, and Behave", opposite another newcomer and Sennett protégé, George O'Hara add something


By 1921, Prevost wanted to move on to another studio add something


Prevost was released from her contract with Keystone and she signed with Universal in 1921 add something


Lucille Ricksen - After leaving the "Edgar Pomeroy" serials, Ricksen was next cast in the 1922 Stuart Paton directed comedy "The Married Flapper" opposite Marie Prevost and Kenneth Harlan and the thirteen year old's career opportunities began to improve dramatically


In August 1923, Sonny Gerke, Prevost's first husband filed for divorce add something


The marriage was not known to the public until Gerke filed for divorce in August 1923 citing desertion add something


Gerke's divorce petition was granted in October 1923 add something


Director Ernst Lubitsch chose her for a major role opposite Adolphe Menjou in 1924's "The Marriage Circle" add something


This performance, praised by "The New York Times," resulted in Lubitsch casting her in "Three Women" in 1924 and in "Kiss Me Again" the following year add something


In October 1924, Prevost married actor Kenneth Harlan add something


After being let go by Warner Bros. in early 1926, Prevost's career began to decline and she was relegated to secondary roles add something


In early 1926, Warner Bros. decided to not renew Prevost and Harlan's contracts add something


Prevost's sister had her remains cremated and combined them with their mother's, who had died in 1926 add something


She was beset with personal problems, including the death of her mother in 1926 and the breakdown of her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan in 1927, which fueled her depression add something


Adding to her depression was the end of her marriage to Kenneth Harlan - the two separated in 1927 add something


Prevost and Harlan separated in May 1927 and Prevost filed for divorce add something


Edwina Booth - She was on vacation following a 1927 stage appearance when film director E. Mason Hopper saw her and offered her a part in a Marie Prevost picture


However, the couple reconciled in June 1928 add something


In 1929, Cecil B. DeMille offered her a co-starring role in his final silent film "The Godless Girl", starring Lina Basquette add something


In 1930, she appeared in "Paid", starring Joan Crawford add something


In 1932, she was one of the three leads in the film "Three Wise Girls", starring Jean Harlow add something


By 1934, she had no work at all and her financial situation deteriorated dramatically add something


By 1935, Prevost was only able to secure bit parts in films add something


She made her last onscreen appearance in 1936 add something


After years of drinking, Prevost died of acute alcoholism at the age of 38 in January 1937 add something


On January 21, 1937, Prevost died of acute alcoholism at the age of 38 add something


In her 1990 autobiography, Basquette recalled that Prevost was not outwardly bitter about losing her leading lady status stating, "Aw, hell, that's the way it is add something