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Mae Marsh (born Mary Wayne Marsh) was an actress from the 1910s to the 1960s. She was born in 1894, and at 18, she had her first leading role working for Mack Sennett, and she was similar to Mary Pickford, and it was hoped that her career could go in the same direction. She started making movies for both Sennett and D.W. Griffith, including "The Birth of a Nation" and "Intolerance". She was being paid $35 per week from Griffith, and Samuel Goldwyn hired her away for an astronomical $2,500 per week, and he gave her the title "The Whim Girl", but her films for Goldwyn were disappointing, and she married in 1918 and retired. In the 1920s, she remained retired, but she appeared in around ten movies. In 1929, she was wiped out financially by the Stock Market crash and made a number of movies in the 1930s. Her financial situation improved, but she continued playing bit parts in lots of movies in the 1940s and 1950s, mostly for old friends like John Ford. She passed away in 1968 at the age of 73.
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