Marjorie Rambeau

Marjorie Rambeau

About Marjorie Rambeau

Marjorie Rambeau (July 15, 1889--July 6, 1970) was an American film and stage actress. Rambeau was born in San Francisco, California to Marcel and Lilian Garlinda (nee Kindelberger) Rambeau. Her parents separated when she was a child. She and her mother went to Nome, Alaska where young Marjorie dressed as a boy, sang and played the banjo in saloons and music halls. Her mother insisted she dress as a boy to thwart amorous attention from drunken grown men in such a wild and woolly outpost as Nome. She began performing on the stage at the age of 12. She attained theatrical experience in a rambling early life as a strolling player. Finally she made her Broadway debut on March 10, 1913 in a tryout of Willard Mack's play, Kick In. In her youth she was a Broadway leading lady.

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