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1902 - 1989
The actress Marion Mack was born as Joey Marion McReery. She only took part in few movies in her short film career, today she is famous for one single movie - "The General" (26) - from the legendary comedian Buster Keaton who achieved his biggest success with this movie.
Marion Mack began her career at Mack Sennett's company where she soon
became a popular actress in two-act plays und serials. Already at school
she dreamt to become a movie star and wrote a letter to Mack Sennett and
enclosed some pictures of her. When she really got a positive answer she
introduced to Sennett - the beginning was done.
After the movies "One of the Bravest" (25), "The Carnival Girl" (26)
and "Alice in Movieland" (27) followed the height of her career with "The
General" (27). That she got this role was pure chance. Buster Keaton was
looking for a specific woman type. The makeup specialist Percy Westmore
remembered Marion Mack from an earlier cooperation and arranged a meeting
with Keaton. Buster Keaten decided to engage Marion Mack for his new movie.
Inthe following years she concentrated to the work behind the camera and produced together with her husband different short films.
Marion Mack appeared again before the public at the beginning of the 70's, when the movie "The General" got great attention again. She toured through the USA to present the movie to an interested audience.