Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald
1923 - 1965
Marie McDonald  American Actress

Marie McDonald dating history


Marie McDonald was previously married to Donald F. Taylor (1963 - 1965), Edward Callahan (1962 - 1963), Louis Bass (1959 - 1960), Harry Karl (1947 - 1958), Victor M. Orsatti (1943 - 1947) and Richard Allord (1940).

Marie McDonald was in relationships with Michael Wilding (1957 - 1958), Bugsy Siegel (1947), Bruce Cabot (1942), Forrest Tucker (1942), Paul Kelly, Jerry Herzfeld and Jose Noval.

Marie McDonald had an encounter with Orson Welles (1946 - 1947).

Marie McDonald is rumoured to have hooked up with Eddie Fisher.


American Actress Marie McDonald was born Cora Marie Frye on 6th July, 1923 in Burgin, Kentucky, USA and passed away on 21st Oct 1965 Calabasas, California, USA aged 42. She is most remembered for The Body. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Marie McDonald was in an on-screen matchup with Gene Kelly in Living in a Big Way (1947).

Marie McDonald is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American women singers and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married6 11 years, 3 months 4 years 1 year
Dating7 8 months, 5 days 1 month, 13 days 2 months, 1 day
Encounter1 1 year - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total15 11 years, 3 months 1 year, 9 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name Marie
Last Name McDonald
Full Name at Birth Cora Marie Frye
Alternative Name Cora Marie Frye Taylor, `The Body`, Marie Frye, Marie McDonald, Cora Marie Frye
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th July, 1923
Birthplace Burgin, Kentucky, USA
Died 21st October, 1965
Place of Death Calabasas, California, USA
Cause of Death Drug Overdose
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Roosevelt High School
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Body
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Father Everett Frye
Mother Marie Frye
Friend Ann Miller, Red Skelton, Audrey Totter, Gloria DeHaven, Jerry Mason, Keenan Wynn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Associated People Tommy Dorsey, Joan Blondell, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, Donald F. Taylor (husband)

Marie McDonald (born Cora Marie Frye, July 6, 1923 – October 21, 1965) was an American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" and later nicknamed "The Body".

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Marie McDonald42 CancerActress
Donald F. Taylor-
Edward Callahan-
Louis Bass-
Michael Wilding66 CancerActor
Bugsy Siegel41 PiscesCriminal
Harry Karl68 PiscesBusiness
Orson Welles70 TaurusActor
Victor M. Orsatti78 SagittariusAgent
Bruce Cabot68 AriesActor
Forrest Tucker67 AquariusActor
Richard Allord-
Eddie Fisher82 LeoSinger
Paul Kelly57 LeoActor
Jerry Herzfeld-
Jose Noval-
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
DeniseFemaleHarry Karl
HarrisonMaleHarry Karl
Tina MarieFemale12th September, 195666 years oldHarry Karl


Promises..... Promises!1963Claire BannerMovie
The Geisha Boy1958Lola LivingstonMovie
The Red Skelton Hour1951LilTV Show
Hit Parade of 19511950MicheleMovie
Once a Thief1950FloMovie
Tell It to the Judge1949Ginger SimmonsMovie
Living in a Big Way1947Margo MorganMovie
Getting Gertie's Garter1945Gertie KetteringMovie
It's a Pleasure1945Gale FletcherMovie
Guest in the House1944MiriamMovie
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay1944Blonde (uncredited)Movie
Standing Room Only1944OpalMovie
I Love a Soldier1944GracieMovie
A Scream in the Dark1943Joan AllenMovie
Riding High1943Showgirl (uncredited)Movie
Tornado1943Diana LindenMovie
Caribbean Romance1943PassengerShort Film
Lucky Jordan1942PearlMovie
Pardon My Sarong1942FernaMovie
You're Telling Me1942Girl (uncredited)Movie
It Started with Eve1941Cigarette Girl (uncredited)Movie
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wjerryzwjerryzDec 27, 2016

I wished I was born around her era. What a beauty

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 13, 2011

Marie McDonald was romanticially linked to Bruce Cabot in 1942. There were humors also that the two were engaged. Marie McDonald went out on a Publicity date arranged by her studio with actor Forrest Tucker in 1942 also. This date was not of a Romantis nature either.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 13, 2011

Marie McDonald and Orson Welles encounter was in Sept. of 1947 it was`nt of a Romantic nature.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 13, 2011

Jerry Herzfeld and Marie McDonald Relationship was as two buddies hanging out with Each other (1955). Jerry Herzfeld was interested in Phyllis Kirk romantically.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 13, 2011

In 1940 Marie also started a short live relationship with Sir Charles Frederick Bernard he was a theatrical entrepreneur. He paid for her to get the space between her front teeth fixed. Noticed he was`nt mentioned on her relationships at WDW.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 12, 2011

Marie McDonald husband Edward F. Calahan was a attorney. They married on August 7th, 1962, she had their marriage annulled six weeks later.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 12, 2011

There is no mention of Blake Garner in Marie McDonald Relationship List on WDW. They were briefly engaged in 1958. Blake Garner was a stockbroker.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 12, 2011

Marie McDonald Started Dating Harry Karl, a wealthy shoe tycoon. They married on Sept. 19th 1947. Marie suffered from many health problems. Harry spent more than million dollars trying to cure her. She desperately wanted to be a mother, she suffered threw 6 misscarriages. In 1950 She and Harry adopted a daughter they named Denise Susan, a Few Months later they adopt a Son they named Randolph Harrison. Marie struggled with her health, the misscarriages that she started abusing prescription drugs in 1952 after misscarring again. Marie and Harry`s marriage was rocky, they seperated several times. They finally divorced in Nov. 1954. In Court Marie told the judge she was allergic to her husband. A few months after their divorce they rekindled their relationship and remarried on June 1955. She did get pregnant again after they remarried, it was a sucessful one they had a daughter that was named Tina Marie. They Finally divorced in 1958 for good.

roxxi40Lroxxi40LJan 12, 2011

Marie McDonald had a Short Lived romance with Mobster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel in 1946.

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