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·Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. She was already building a…
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Marion Davies buried here....her funeral at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hollywood was attended by 200 people and many Hollywood celebrities, including Mary Pickford, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Mrs. Clark Gable (Kay Spreckels), and Johnny Weissmuller. She is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. She left an estate estimated at $20 million.
Marion Davies 1931
Marion Davies 1931....when Hearst died in 1951, 51% of his fortune had been bequeathed to Davies. Eleven weeks and one day after Hearst's death, Davies married Horace Brown on October 31, 1951, in Las Vegas. It was not a happy marriage; Brown allegedly encouraged her drinking. Davies filed for divorce twice, but neither was finalized.
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Marion Davies & Charlie Chaplin....An urban legend, revolving around a rumored relationship with Chaplin, has endured since 1924. Chaplin (among other actresses and actors) and Davies were aboard the yacht the night Thomas Ince died. Despite the lack of evidence to support a relationship, rumors have circulated that Hearst mistook Ince for Chaplin and shot him in a jealous rage.