MARTHA O'DRISCOLL


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Martha O'Driscoll was an actress from the 1930s to the 1940s. In 1935, when she was 13, she was dancing in Phoenix, and she was discovered by Hermes Pan, who helped her get a job at Paramount in the chorus of a musical (supposedly he told them she was 18). She had some unbilled roles in the next few years, but in 1940, she started getting leading roles, even though she was only 18. Some of her movies include: Li'l Abner, House of Dracula, and Carnegie Hall. She might have had a far more significant career, except (after a brief ten month marriage to a serviceman in 1943), she married a very wealthy man in 1947, and she completely retired (at age 25!). This proved to be a long and successful marriage! They had 4 children, and they remained married until she passed away in 1998 at the age of 76, and her husband, Arthur Appleton, passed away in 2008 at the age of 92.
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