Marjorie Main

Biography

Marjorie Main (born Mary Tomlinson, February 24, 1890 – April 10, 1975) was an American actress, best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player and for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies.

Main worked in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit and in Chautauq...

61 titles Acting

7.1

The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm

1957 · Ma Kettle

7.5

Friendly Persuasion

1956 · The Widow Hudspeth

7.0

The Kettles In The Ozarks

1956 · Ma Kettle

6.8

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki

1955 · Ma' Kettle

7.1

The Long, Long Trailer

1954 · Mrs. Hittaway

5.9

Rose Marie

1954 · Lady Jane Dunstock

7.7

Ricochet Romance

1954 · Pansy Jones

6.9

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation

1953 · Ma Kettle

5.3

Fast Company

1953 · Ma Parkson

6.2

The Belle of New York

1952 · Mrs Phineas Hill

6.9

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

1952 · Ma Kettle

6.1

It's a Big Country

1951 · Mrs. Wrenley

6.7

The Law and the Lady

1951 · Julia Wortin

7.1

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm

1951 · Ma Kettle

5.0

Mr. Imperium

1951 · Mrs. Cabot

7.0

Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone

1950 · Harriet O'Malley

6.8

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

1950 · Ma Kettle

7.2

Summer Stock

1950 · Esme

6.3

Big Jack

1949 · Flapjack Kate

6.9

Ma and Pa Kettle

1949 · Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle

Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'

1948 · Maribel Mathews

7.2

The Egg and I

1947 · Phoebe 'Ma' Kettle

7.3

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

1947 · Widow Hawkins

6.4

The Show-Off

1946 · Mrs. Fisher

6.6

Undercurrent

1946 · Lucy

7.1

The Harvey Girls

1946 · Sonora Cassidy

6.9

Bad Bascomb

1946 · Abbey Hanks

7.7

Murder, He Says

1945 · Mamie Fleagle Smithers Johnson

7.6

Meet Me in St. Louis

1944 · Katie

6.0

Rationing

1944 · Iris Tuttle

6.2

Gentle Annie

1944 · Annie Goss

6.8

Johnny Come Lately

1943 · 'Gashouse' Mary

7.5

Heaven Can Wait

1943 · Mrs. Strabel

6.4

Jackass Mail

1942 · Clementine 'Tina' Tucker

6.3

Tish

1942 · Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry

6.2

We Were Dancing

1942 · Judge Hawkes

6.2

The Bugle Sounds

1942 · Susie 'Suz'

6.7

Tennessee Johnson

1942 · Mrs. Maude Fisher

6.5

The Affairs of Martha

1942 · Mrs. McKissick

7.2

A Woman's Face

1941 · Emma Kristiansdotter

6.6

Honky Tonk

1941 · Mrs. Varner

6.7

The Trial of Mary Dugan

1941 · Mrs. Collins

7.1

The Shepherd of the Hills

1941 · Granny Becky

6.3

Wild Man of Borneo

1941 · Irma, the Cook

6.8

Barnacle Bill

1941 · Marge Cavendish

6.4

I Take This Woman

1940 · Gertie

6.6

Women Without Names

1940 · Mrs. Lowery

6.5

Wyoming

1940 · Mehitabel

6.9

Dark Command

1940 · Mrs. Cantrell / Mrs. Adams

6.4

Turnabout

1940 · Nora

6.5

The Captain Is a Lady

1940 · Sarah May Willett

5.7

Susan and God

1940 · Mary

7.0

They Shall Have Music

1939 · Mrs. Miller

7.5

Another Thin Man

1939 · Mrs. Dolley

6.1

Angels Wash Their Faces

1939 · Mrs. Arkelian

5.6

Two Thoroughbreds

1939 · Hildegarde 'Hildy' Carey

6.1

Lucky Night

1939 · Mrs. Briggs

8.0

The Women

1939 · Lucy

6.5

Prison Farm

1938 · Matron Brand

6.9

Test Pilot

1938 · Landlady

5.9

Girls' School

1938 · Miss Armstrong

7.6

Romance of the Limberlost

1938 · Nora

6.5

Little Tough Guy

1938 · Mrs. Boylan

6.8

Too Hot to Handle

1938 · Miss Wayne

5.9

Under the Big Top

1938 · Sara Post

5.2

The Wrong Road

1937 · Martha Foster

7.4

Dead End

1937 · Mrs. Martin

6.3

The Man Who Cried Wolf

1937 · Amelia Bradley

7.5

Stella Dallas

1937 · Mrs. Martin

6.0

Boy of the Streets

1937 · Mrs. Mary Brennan

7.2

Crime Without Passion

1934 · Backstage Wardrobe Woman

7.0

A House Divided

1931 · Townswoman at Wedding