Marjorie Whiteis
born: 02 April 1899
Exeter, Barry County, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 14 February 1943
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(bronchial pneumonia, age 43)
American actress.  She was born after her father died and her young widowed mother married a young widower (with kids) named Willaim T. Bridges.  This blended family moved to Prairie, Arkansas where Marjorie (Ola) lived in 1920.  She first arrived in Los Angeles about 1921. Was living in Gramercy Pl. apartment in 1935 & 1940.  By 1924, she was in Hollywood in the movies.  She acted under the names MARJORIE WHITEIS and MARJORIE GAY.  Her second husband was Frank C. McCall (born circa 1895).  They were divorced by the 1940 Census.
She met Harry Joe Brown on a yacht outing about 1928 and she stayed with him for 4 years.  In 1933, he went (without her) on a trip to Europe and when he came back he announced his marriage to Sally Eilers.  Marjorie sued him for $100,000 but got $5,000 after a 6 month sensational trial and the 7 hour deliberations of a 7 woman and 5 man jury.  From start to finish, the trial was covered in newspapers all over the country.  The newspaper accounts give her other acting name, MARJORIE GAY. Since the trial ended in April 1934, it is assumed she married Mr. McCALL sometime after that date.  After her film career had finished she owned her own shop working as a "material re-weaver in the clothing repair industry".
Marjorie died of bronchial pneumonia after 8 days in the hospital; she was later cremated.  Jim H. Bridges, witness on the Death Certificate, was her younger half-brother.
Real name: Ola M. Whiteis Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1925
Are Husbands Human?
[unidentified character]
 

1925
Wild Papa
[unidentified character]
 

1925
Sure-Mike!
Customer
 

1925
What Price Goofy?
Professor Brown

1925
Thundering Landlords
Contractor's wife
 

1925
Chasing The Chaser
Wife
DISPUTED BY ME

1925
Sherlock Sleuth
Countess de Tour

1925
Boys Will Be Joys
Secretary

1925
Moonlight And Noses
[unidentified character]
 

1925
Papa, Be Good!
[unidentified character]
 

1926
A Punch In The Nose
[unidentified character]
 

1926
Don Key (Son Of Burro)
[unidentified character]
 




Acknowledgements:
http://dvdtoile.com/ARTISTES/6/6786.jpg (main image)
Jim Jarvis (information and death certificate)
Steve Massa (identification in Boys Will Be Joys)

This page was last updated on: 20 April 2018