Adrienne Marden

Adrienne Marden (born Mabel Baruch, September 2, 1909 – November 9, 1978) was an American film and television actress.[2]

Adrienne Marden
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Born(1909-09-02)September 2, 1909
DiedNovember 9, 1978(1978-11-09) (aged 69)
Other namesMabel Adrienne Baruch
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Years active1932 - 1978 (film & TV)
Spouse(s)Whit Bissell (1938-1954) (divorced) (2 children)
Wendell Holmes (1956-1962) (his death)[1]

Early yearsEdit

Born in Cleveland, Ohio,[3] Marden attended the University of Michigan, where she was active in dramatics.[4]


Marden gained early acting experience in stock theater companies in Cleveland. She also directed musicals in some small towns in Ohio before moving to California and joining the Pasadena Playhouse.[5]

One of Marden's first film roles was playing a czar's daughter in Rasputin and the Empress (1932), in which she was billed as Mabel Marden.[3]

Marden debuted on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along (1934).[6] Her other Broadway credits include Hickory Stick (1943), The American Way (1938), and The Women (1936).[7]

On radio, Marden had the role of Patricia Jordan on The Story of Bess Johnson[8] and was on the American Drama School of the Air.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 12, 1956, Marden married actor Wendell Holmes in Santa Monica, California.[10] She was previously married to actor Whit Bissell.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1932 Rasputin and the Empress Minor Role Uncredited
1933 Only Yesterday Helen
1934 Madame Spy Luler
1935 Millions in the Air Girl
1936 13 Hours by Air Ann McKenna - Stewardess
1936 F-Man Molly Carter
1936 Star for a Night Katherine Lind
1947 Gentleman's Agreement Uncredited
1948 For the Love of Mary Hilda
1951 The Company She Keeps Amy Bower Uncredited
1951 Payment on Demand Mrs. Garrin Uncredited
1951 Utah Wagon Train Mrs. Belle Hatfield
1951 Superman and the Mole Men Nurse Ronson Uncredited
1952 The Sniper Woman Uncredited
1953 Dangerous Crossing Operator Uncredited
1953 Inferno Emory's Secretary Uncredited
1955 The Shrike Miss Raymond
1955 One Desire Marjorie Huggins
1955 Count Three and Pray Mrs. Swallow Uncredited
1956 Man from Del Rio Mrs. Tillman Uncredited
1956 The Great Man Fran Fuller Voice, Uncredited
1957 The Walter Winchell File Marie Yancich TV Series, 1 episode
1959 The Sound and the Fury Effie Mansfield, Maud's Old Maid Daughter Uncredited
1960 This Rebel Breed Mrs. Drake Uncredited
1962 Walk on the Wild Side Eva Gerard (scenes deleted)
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Uncredited
1962 The Interns Dead Child's Mother Uncredited
1963 The Wheeler Dealers Art Gallery Patron Uncredited
1964 Kisses for My President Miss Higgins
1970 Airport Mrs. Gertrude Cochran - Passenger Uncredited


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  2. ^ Pitts p.162
  3. ^ a b "Stage and Screen Personalities". Sydney Morning Herald. Australia, Sydney, New South Wales. July 28, 1936. p. 27. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via  
  4. ^ "'31". The Michigan Alumnus. UM Libraries: 389. May 7, 1938. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Adrienne Marden in Debut at Palace". The Mason City Globe-Gazette. Iowa, Mason City. May 13, 1936. p. 12. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via  
  6. ^ "The Rivalry Coming To Cabrillo". Santa Cruz Sentinel. California, Santa Cruz. April 9, 1967. p. 4. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via  
  7. ^ "("Adrienne Marden" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  8. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.
  9. ^ "Stars of Radioland". The Evening Independent. Ohio, Massillon. April 20, 1935. p. 8. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via  
  10. ^ "Adrienne Marden and Wendell Holmes Wed". The Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Texas, Corpus Christi. Associated Press. August 13, 1956. p. 19. Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via  


  • Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.

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