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Marsha Hunt
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Hunt in a 1959 publicity photo
Marcia Virginia Hunt

October 17, 1917 (1917-10-17) (age 103)
  • Actress
  • model
  • activist
Years active 1935–2014
Jerry Hopper
(m. 1938; divorce 1943)
Robert Presnell Jr.
(m. 1946; died 1986)
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Marsha Hunt (born Marcia Virginia Hunt; October 17, 1917) is an American actress, model, and activist, with a career spanning over 70 years. She was blacklisted by Hollywood film studio executives in the 1950s during McCarthyism. She is one of the last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

During her career spanning 73 years, she appeared in many popular films including: Born to the West (1937), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Kid Glove Killer (1942), Cry 'Havoc' (1943), The Human Comedy (1943), Raw Deal (1948), The Happy Time (1952), and Johnny Got His Gun (1971).

In the midst of the blacklist era, Hunt became active in the humanitarian cause of world hunger, and in her later years she has aided homeless shelters, supported same-sex marriage, raised awareness of climate change and promoted peace in Third World countries.

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