Marianne Stone

as Minor Role in the movie Brothers in Law

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Real name is Mary Haydon Stone
Also known as Mugsie
Was born at 23 August 1922 in London, England, UK . Died at 21 December 2009, London, England, UK

She was one British character player who seemed to show up everywhere onpost-war film, stage and TV, although, more times than not, couldbarely be glimpsed. A most efficient actress, Marianne Stone's careerspanned four decades and was primarily enjoyed in bawdy, ribald comedyplaying lowbrow or working-class ladies about town (waitresses,barmaids, clerks, shrews, landladies, secretaries, receptionists, etc. )Born in King's Cross, London, on August 23, 1922, the dark-hairedMarianne was raised by her grandparents who were furniture owners. Hergrandmother also ran her own music school and Marianne benefited fromthat.

Winning a music scholarship to the Camden School for Girls, sheinstead studied at the Royal College of Music, then earned an actingscholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1940. Following hergraduation she initially made ends meet by working as secretary typesin offices, and also found work as an assistant manager for variousstock companies. She made her on-stage West End debut in 1945 with arole in "The King Maker" at age 23. A high point for her, as for herstage work, was winning the Gertrude Lawrence Award for "CharacterActing". Marianne moved quickly into films following WWII with minuscule roles insuch films as Brighton Rock (1947) and Escape Dangerous (1947) .

During the latter film's shoot, she mether future husband, actor/producer, 'Peter Noble (I)' , who went onto become a noted London show business columnist, theatre critic andfilm historian. They married in 1947 and had two daughters. Of thehundreds of films she appeared in, some "A" but primarily "B" pictures,Marianne was given the chance to shine in only a few. Producing/directing brothers 'Roy Boulting' and/or'John Boulting' utilized her presence in several of their films,albeit minor, including Seven Days to Noon (1950) , High Treason (1951) , Brothers in Law (1957) , I'm All Right Jack (1959) , Carlton-Browne of the F. O.

(1959) and Heavens Above! (1963) . Marianne also became a steadfast player(nine total) in the highly popular "Carry On. . . " slapstick movie seriesbeginning with Carry on Nurse (1959) and finishing a decade anda half later with Carry on Behind (1975) .

Her most engagingcameo in the series came with her old hag role in Carry on Dick (1974) . In what would have been her tenth film inthe series, she was deleted from the final print of Carry on Matron (1972) . While Marianne enjoyed a more visible part in Passport to Treason (1956) , her most sharply-defined roles oncelluloid was arguably that of co-writer Vivian Darkbloom in Lolita (1962) starring 'James Mason (I)' ,'Shelley Winters' , 'Peter Sellers (I)' and nubile'Sue Lyon' in the title role. Supposedly it was Winters (who woundup staying with Stone during the film's shooting) who helped Marianneget the part. Ironically, one of Stone's last film, Déjà Vu (1985) also happened to feature Winters.

A few of thecharacter lady's bawdier 70s film work included Au Pair Girls (1972) , the similarly-styled "Carry On" film Bless This House (1972) , The Love Ban (1973) , Mistress Pamela (1974) , The Cherry Picker (1974) and Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) . On TV Marianne was seen in such colorful productions as "Great Performances" (1971) {Eccentricities of a Nightingale} , "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1976) and the mini-series "A Man Called Intrepid" (1979) . Marianne's husband Peterpredeceased her (1997) and she herself died on December 21, 2009, atthe age of 87. Survived by her children, one of her daughters,'Kara Noble' became an actress and well-known voice artist andonce appeared with her mother in the film Funny Money (1983) . .

There is some small facts about Marianne Stone:
  • Long married to actor-turned columnist 'Peter Noble (I)' .
  • Camped it up as a cameo stock player in the "Carry On..." series.
  • Holds the Guiness Record for a British actress, appearing in 159 films.
  • Good friend of 'Peter Rogers (I)' .
  • Mother of 'Kara Noble' .
  • Her favourite film was Harold and Maude (1971) .
  • Her favourite actors/ actresses were 'Ralph Richardson (I)' , 'Laurence Olivier' and 'Vivien Leigh' .
  • Later in life, her favorite actors were 'Robert Downey Jr.' and 'Robson Green' .
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There is the list of movies, where Marianne Stone was taked part:
1 A Day of Ones Own movie A Day of Ones Own 1956 as Herself - Commentator
2 Appointment with Venus movie Appointment with Venus 1951 as A.T.S. Auxiliary
3 Carry on Quizzing movie Carry on Quizzing 2006 as Various Characters
4 Das Verrätertor movie Das Verrätertor 1964 as Cashier at Dandy Club
5 Doctor in Trouble movie Doctor in Trouble 1970 as Spinster/Plain Woman
6 Dont Raise the Bridge, Lower the River movie Dont Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 as Air Passenger
7 Every Home Should Have One movie Every Home Should Have One 1970 as TV Production Assistant #1
8 Horrors of the Black Museum movie Horrors of the Black Museum 1959 as Neighbor
9 Man of the Moment movie Man of the Moment 1955 as Florrie the Cleaner
10 Nothing But the Best movie Nothing But the Best 1964 as Horton's Secretary
11 Passport to Treason movie Passport to Treason 1956 as Miss 'Jonesy' Jones
12 Seven Days to Noon movie Seven Days to Noon 1950 as Woman in Phone Box
13 The Brain Machine movie The Brain Machine 1955 as Hospital Technician
14 The Class of Miss MacMichael movie The Class of Miss MacMichael 1979 as Mrs. Lee
15 The Crowded Day movie The Crowded Day 1954 as Mr. Stanton's Secretary
16 The Frightened City movie The Frightened City 1961 as 'Riviera' barmaid
17 The Good Companions movie The Good Companions 1957 as Honeymoon Couple
18 The Good Die Young movie The Good Die Young 1954 as Molly, the Barmaid
19 The Magic Box movie The Magic Box 1951 as Bride in Wedding Group
20 The Spy with a Cold Nose movie The Spy with a Cold Nose 1966 as Mrs. Whitby
21 The Wrong Arm of the Law movie The Wrong Arm of the Law 1963 as Woman in Front Row at Meeting
22 Theres a Girl in My Soup movie Theres a Girl in My Soup 1970 as Woman Reporter
23 Time, Gentlemen, Please! movie Time, Gentlemen, Please! 1952 as Mrs. Pincer
24 When the Bough Breaks movie When the Bough Breaks 1947 as Shop Assistant
25 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? movie Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? 1972 as Miss Wilcox
26 Woman in a Dressing Gown movie Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 as Hairdresser
27 A Man Called Intrepid movie A Man Called Intrepid 1979 as Woman with Pistol
28 Bootsie and Snudge movie Bootsie and Snudge 1960 as Launderette Manager
29 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense movie Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense 1984 as Woman Downstairs
30 Little Lord Fauntleroy movie Little Lord Fauntleroy 1976 as Woman in street
31 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre movie The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 1960 as Kate
32 Tickets for the Titanic movie Tickets for the Titanic 1987 as Woman in kiosk
33 36 Hours movie 36 Hours 1953 as Pam Palmer
34 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike movie A Boy, a Girl and a Bike 1949 as Minor Role
35 A Countess from Hong Kong movie A Countess from Hong Kong 1967 as Reporter
36 A Cry from the Streets movie A Cry from the Streets 1958 as Cleaner #1
37 A Day to Remember movie A Day to Remember 1953 as Doreen,Shorty's Girl Friend.
38 A Hard Days Night movie A Hard Days Night 1964 as Society Reporter
39 A Night to Remember movie A Night to Remember 1958 as Stewardess
40 A Run for Your Money movie A Run for Your Money 1949 as Miss Carpenter
There is the list of some articles of Marianne Stone:
  • "The Independent" (UK), 12 January 2009, Iss. 7254, pg. 38 - 39, by: Tom Vallance, "Orbituary: Marianne Stone - Prolific character actress who appeared in more than 200 films"
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