Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt:
Actress, Volunteer at the Hollywood Canteen

Mini Biography

In Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ of motion pictures, Marsha Hunt was first signed by Paramount Pictures at 17, and within days, was cast in romantic leading roles opposite the likes of John Wayne. After 12 pictures, she arrived at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where she experienced “many happy years,” and would forever after call MGM, “home.” In the 1940s, Miss Hunt appeared at the Hollywood Canteen, with numerous celebrity colleagues, in support of our WWII troops.

Hunt was also an actress of exceptional range and was cast in a wide variety of roles coming to be called “Hollywood’s Youngest Character Actress.” Her career covers some 62 motion pictures, including such memorable productions as: Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust, Panama Hattie, The Human Comedy, Thousands Cheer, A Letter of Evie, starring with the likes of John Wayne, Gene Kelly, and Jason Robards, Jr.

Miss Hunt was also a busy radio actress, appeared in countless television dramas beginning in Television’s Golden Age continuing to today with such shows as STAR TREK, The Next Generation.

Starting in the 1950s, Miss Hunt has been a Trustee/Board member of numerous charities and foundations, devoting herself to concerns such as; peace, population, poverty and pollution.

Mini Biography includes excerpts from Marsha Hunt’s book, THE WAY WE WORE, available on

Last Updated (Sunday, 22 June 2014 16:31)