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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Throwback Thursday and Mary Eaton

Throwback Thursday and Mary Eaton

Mary Easton was one of the “Seven Little Eatons”, a famous performing group in the 1920s and 30s. She was born on January 29, 1901 in Norfolk, Virginia and went on to achieve more fame than any of her brothers or sisters.

She performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and was the alternate for Marilyn Miller, the biggest Ziegfeld star of the time. Despite her success on Broadway, the development of talking pictures soon lured her away to Hollywood.

She appeared in the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts (1919), and then received the leading role in Glorifying the American Girl, also in 1929. Sadly, this became the pinnacle of her career, and she, along with her brother Charles and sister Pearl, soon turned to alcohol. Mary married three times – each husband was an alcoholic. She died of cirrhosis on the liver on October 10, 1948,when she was only 47.

Her sister Peal was murdered in her Manhattan Beach apartment in 1958, and the crime remains unsolved.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet History Secret #315:
“Mary Eaton began her film career in a movie featuring the Marx Brothers.”

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― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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