Marie Mosquini
born: 03 December 1896
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
died: 21 February 1983
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 86)
 
Prolific leading lady of the 1920s, mostly in the silent short films produced by Hal Roach.  It was alleged that she was at one point engaged to co-star actor Snub Pollard, but an interview with her published in Picture-Play magazine in May 1922 she denied this rumour [the article is listed below in the links section at the bottom of this page].  She holds the record for the most appearances in a Hal Roach-produced film by a female actress.

After a rocky marriage to a Roy A. Harlow (from 1923 to 1926/7), she married inventor Lee de Forest in 1930; considered the happiest of his four marriages, it lasted the rest of his life, ending with his death in 1961.  Afterwards, Marie donated his papers and prototypes to the Perham Foundation, now held at History San Jose.
Height: 5'4" Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

208


1917
Luke's Busy Day
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonseome Luke On Tin Can Alley
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Stop! Luke! Listen!
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonseome Luke, Mechanic
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonseome Luke's Wild Women
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonseome Luke Loses Patients
[unidentified character]
 

1917
From Laramie To London
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Love, Laughs And Lather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Clubs Are Trump
Girl on bench

1917
All Aboard
[unidentified character]
 

1917
We Never Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Tip
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Movie Dummy
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Fare, Please
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Fire The Cook
[unidentified character]
 

1918
That's Him
[unidentified character]
 

1918
No Place Like Jail
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Just Rambling Along
Cashier (??)
 

1918
She Loves Me Not
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Do You Love Your Wife?
The vampire

1919
Wanted - $5,000
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Going! Going! Gone!
Girl who treads on crab

1919
Hustling For Health
Homeowner's wife

1919
Ask Father
The boy's first love
 

1919
On The Fire
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Hoot Mon!
[unidentified character]
 

1919
I'm On My Way
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Look Out Below
[unidentified character]
 

1919
The Dutiful Dub
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Next Aisle Over
Shoe customer
 

1919
A Sammy In Siberia
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Just Dropped In
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Crack Your Heels
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Ring Up The Curtain
Actress
 

1919
Young Mr. Jazz
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Si, Senor
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Before Breakfast
Rival's girl

1919
The Marathon
Waitress
 

1919
Back To The Woods
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Pistols For Breakfast
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Swat The Crook
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Off The Trolley
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Spring Fever
Busy Bee waitress

1919
Just Neighbors
Maid
 

1919
At The Old Stage Door
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Never Touched Me
[unidentified character]
 

1919
A Jazzed Honeymoon
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Count Your Change
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Chop Suey & Co.
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Heap Big Chief
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Don't Shove
Party guest

1919
Be My Wife
[unidentified character]
 

1919
The Rajah
[unidentified character]
 

1919
He Leads, Others Follow
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Soft Money
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Count The Votes
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Pay Your Dues
[unidentified character]
 

1919
His Only Father
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Bumping Into Broadway
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Call For Mr. Caveman
Cavewoman

1919
Start Something
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Captain Kidd's Kids
Pirate girl

1919
Looking For Trouble
Dandy's girl

1919
From Hand To Mouth
[unidentified character]
*She is NOT the maid, as listed on the IMDb.
The HLE confirms her appearance.
 

1919
The Floor Below
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Why Go Home?
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Dippy Dentist
Fifi Flannigan
 

1920
All Lit Up
The girl
 

1920
His Royal Slyness
Verona Vermuth, the vamp

1920
Waltz Me Around
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Raise The Rent
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Find The Girl
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Fresh Paint
Model
 

1920
Haunted Spooks
Other girl
 

1920
Flat Broke
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Cut The Cards
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Dinner Hour
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Speed To Spare
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Shoot On Sight
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Don't Weaken
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Cracked Wedding Bells
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Drink Hearty
Snub's girlfriend
 

1920
Trotting Through Turkey
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Grab The Ghost
Wife

1920
All In A Day
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Any Old Port
Damsel

1920
Don't Rock The Boat
Lady on island

1920
The Home Stretch
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Call A Taxi
Native woman

1920
Live And Learn
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Run 'Em Ragged
Girl in canoe
 

1920
A London Bobby
Evicted tenant

1920
Money To Burn
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Go As You Please
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Rock-A-Bye Baby
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Get Out And Get Under
[unidentified character]

1920
Doing Time
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Fellow Citizens
[unidentified character]
 

1920
When The Wind Blows
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Insulting The Sultan
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Dear Departed
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Cash Customers
The cick

1920
Park Your Car
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Morning After
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Whirl O' The West
Tenderfoot's sweetheart
 

1921
Open Another Bottle
[unidentified character]
 

1921
His Best Girl
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Make It Snappy
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Fellow Romans
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Rush Orders
Marie, lunch counter operator
 

1921
Bubbling Over
The wife
 

1921
No Children
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Big Game
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Save Your Money
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Blue Sunday
Marie

1921
Where's The Fire
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Own Your Own Home
[unidentified character]
 

1921
High Rollers
[unidentified character]
 

1921
You're Next
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Bike Bug
[unidentified character]
 

1921
At The Ringside
The damsel

1921
No Stop-Over
[unidentified character]
 

1921
What A Whopper!
Wife

1921
Teaching The Teacher
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Spot Cash
Grocer's assistant

1921
Name The Day
Bride
 

1921
The Jail Bird
Warden's daughter
 

1921
Late Lodgers
Salvation Army lass
 

1921
Gone To The Country
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Law And Order
Legal representative of the Klu Klux Klan
 

1921
Late Hours
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Fifteen Minutes
Wife
 

1921
On Location
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Hocus Pocus
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Penny-In-The-Slot
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Joy Rider
The Fair Juliet

1921
The Hustler
Waitress
 

1921
Sink Or Swim
Millionaire's daughter
 

1921
Shake 'Em Up
Teresa Tamale
 

1921
The Corner Pocket
The Bowery girl
 

1922
Lose No Time
Snub's wife
 

1922
Call The Witness
Snub's wife
 

1922
Years To Come
Bride

1922
Blow 'Em Up
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Stage Struck
Madame du Barrymore
 

1922
Down And Out
Reckless Rosie
 

1922
Pardon Me
Governor's daughter
 

1922
The Bow-Wows
Marie
 

1922
Hot Off The Press
(?)

1922
The Anvil Chorus
Marie
 

1922
Jump Your Job
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Full O' Pep
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Kill The Nerve
Dental nurse
 

1922
Days Of Old
Princess
 

1922
Light Showers
Wife

1922
Do Me A Favor
The agitated lady

1922
The Movies
Snub's wife
 

1922
Punch The Clock
Bride
 

1922
Strictly Modern
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Some Baby
Bride
 

1922
The Dumb-Bell
Mary, the leading lady
 

1922
The Stone Age
[unidentified character]
 

1922
365 Days
Snub's wife

1922
The Old Sea Dog
The bathing beauty
 

1922
Hale And Hearty
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Hook, Line And Sinker
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Newly Rich
Millionaire's daughter
 

1922
The Green Cat
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Dig Up
Landlord's daughter
 

1923
A Tough WInter
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Before The Public
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Where Am I?
Blushing bride

1923
Safety Last!
Salesgirl
 

1923
California Or Bust!
Wife

1923
Sold At Auction!
The sold man's wife
 

1923
Courtship Of Miles Sandwich
Mama/Prisilly
 

1923
Jack Frost
Farmer's daughter
 

1923
Post No Bills
Girl in the box office
 

1923
The Mystery Man
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Short Orders
Cashier

1923
The Walkout
Landlady's daughter
 

1923
Finger Prints
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Jus' Passin' Through
Sheriff's daughter
 

1923
It's A Gift
The girl in the car

1923
Hustlin' Hank
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Dear Ol' Pal
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Save The Ship
Wife

1923
Join The Circus
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Uncensored Movies
[unidentified character]
 

1923
It's A Joy!
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Two Wagons - Both Covered
Molly Wingate
 

1924
The Cowboy Sheik
School teacher

1924
The Cake Eater
Representative's woman

1924
Big Moments From Little Pictures
Senorita/Nursemaid
 

1924
Friend Husband
[unidentified character]
 

1924
High Brow Stuff
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Get Busy
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Going To Congress
Doolittle daughter

1924
Don't Park There
Jubilo's girl

1924
Young Oldfield
"Talky" Ann

1924
Stolen Goods
Imogene Perkins
 

1924
Our Congressman
Dinner guest #2
 

1924
Should Landlords Live?
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Gee Whiz, Genevieve
[unidentified character]
 

1924
The Mysterious Mystery!
Adelbert's mother
 

1925
Fighting Fluid
The boss's daughter

1925
Is Marriage The Bunk?
[unidentified character]
 

1925
Tame Men And Wild Women
[unidentified character]
 

1926
Do Your Duty
[unidentified character]
 

Acknowledgements:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2010/01/movie-star-mystery-photo.html
https://archive.org/stream/NewZealandTheatreMotionPicture1May1922/NZTheatreMP0522#page/n8/mode/1up
https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturemag24brew#page/n448/mode/1up/search/mosquini
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11051-188533-14?cc=1325221 (1900 Census, line 1 - parents on previous page)
https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu110unit#page/n530/mode/1up (1920 Census, line 38)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VMM1-XQ7 (Social Security Death Index)
http://www.leedeforest.org/Marriages.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20091027124815/http://geocities.com/w8jyz/wb6zjr.pdf
https://archive.org/stream/Picture-playMagazineMay1922/p01-116#page/n48/mode/1up (Picture-Play magazine, May 1922)
Jesse Brisson (help and information; identification in Spring Fever, Our Congressman, Before Breakfast and The Mysterious Mystery!)
At least one source lists her as the maid in Harold Lloyd's
From Hand To Mouth (1919).  I dispute this.

This page was last updated on: 22 January 2018