|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.