Marcia Ralston

Marcia Mascotte Ralston (19 September 1906 – 23 November 1988) was an Australian-born actress who appeared in Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s.

Marcia Ralston
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Marie Mascotte Ralston

(1906-09-19)19 September 1906
Sydney, Australia
Died23 November 1988(1988-11-23) (aged 82)
Years active1933–1976
(m. 1927; div. 1940)

Bud Henderson
(m. 1954; her death 1988)

In AustraliaEdit

Ralston's father was well known Australian singer and actor John Ralston. She attended Bethlehem College, Ashfield and won third place in a 1926 Miss Australia competition.[1] She met band leader Phil Harris in Australia in 1927, and they married in 1927, then moved to California.[2] She had a Warner Bros. contract by 1937 and appeared in a number of supporting and leading roles, mostly in B films.[3]

Career in HollywoodEdit

Her marriage to Harris ended in divorce in 1940. She continued to act in various bit and supporting roles until the late 1940s. Work after this included instructing for the Arthur Murray dance studio in the early 1950s. She married Bud Henderson in 1954.[4] Henderson's sister Betty was married to actor Robert Young. The connection resulted in an occasional supporting role as Nurse Donnelly in the TV series Marcus Welby, M.D. in the early 1970s. She died at Rancho Mirage, California in 1988.


Year Title Role Notes
1933 Night Flight Nightclub Vamp Uncredited
1934 Hollywood Party Show Girl Uncredited
1937 Her Husband's Secretary Mrs. Garron (scenes deleted)
1937 Call It a Day Beatrice Gwynn
1937 Fly Away Baby Ila Sayre
1937 Ever Since Eve Camille Lansing
1937 The Singing Marine Helen Young
1937 Sh! The Octopus Vesta Vernoff
1937 Missing Witnesses Mabel Jones Uncredited
1938 Gold Is Where You Find It Molly Featherstone
1938 Fools for Scandal Jill
1938 Men Are Such Fools Wanda Townsend
1938 Crime Takes a Holiday Margaret 'Pegqy' Stone
1941 San Antonio Rose Diner Uncredited
1941 The Kid from Kansas Linda Walker
1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Stewardess Uncredited
1941 Sea Raiders Leah Carlton Serial
1941 Keep 'Em Flying USO Girl Uncredited
1941 Paris Calling Renee
1942 Sunday Punch Blonde Uncredited
1947 Out of the Blue Patricia Uncredited


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