Marion Byron

Marion Byron

About Marion Byron

Marion 'Peanuts' Byron (born Miriam Bilenkin; March 16, 1911--July 5, 1985) was a petite, plucky American movie comedienne. She was born in Dayton, Ohio. After following her sister into a short stage career as a singer/dancer, she was given her first movie role as Buster Keaton's leading lady in the film Steamboat Bill Jr. in 1928. From there she was hired by Hal Roach to co-star in short subjects with Max Davidson, Edgar Kennedy, and Charley Chase, but most significantly with Anita Garvin, where tiny (5') Marion was teamed with 6' Anita for a brief (3 film) series as a 'female Laurel & Hardy' in 1928-1929.

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