Don Marion Davis
Don Marion Davis (born October 9, 1917), professionally known as Don Marion and also credited as John Henry Jr., is an American former child actor of the silent film era, who during a brief career in show business appeared in several feature roles and comedy shorts in Hollywood screened between 1919 and 1925. He also had uncredited parts in radio. After years away from the industry, Marion make a return to film in 2019.aged 102 in the silent thriller film, The Girl with the Gargoyle Tattoo. Along with Baby Peggy, he is one of the last surviving child performers of the Hollywood silent film era.
Don Marion Davis
|Occupation||Child actor of silent films, radio performer|
|Years active||1918–1924; 2019|
He was born in Hollywood, California, on October 9, 1917, to Henry G. Davis and Helen Davis. He was discovered by studio entrepreneur and director Mack Sennett while he and his mother were visiting his comedian uncle Billy Armstrong around 1919.
After leaving the entertainment industry in 1925, he attended the University of Oregon and joined the U.S. Army in 1940, shortly prior to the United States entering World War II. After the war, he remained with the American military and held various positions in different countries, such as South Africa and South Korea.
As of May 2017, he resides in Tucson, Arizona.
He was falsely reported as having died on March 2, 2012, in the 2013 book Obituaries in the Performing Arts, published by McFarland & Company and authored by Harris M. Lentz.
|1919||Back to the Kitchen||The Baby|
|His Last False Step||Minor role|
|1920||The Star Boarder||The boarding house owner's son|
|Down on the Farm||The Baby|
|Let 'er Go||The country girl's little brother|
|By Golly!||Minor role|
|The Quack Doctor||The rich father's son|
|It's a Boy||The child|
|Bungalow Troubles||The son|
|1921||A Small Town Idol||Baby|
|The Unhappy Finish|
|Made in the Kitchen||The Son|
|Officer Cupid||The cook's son|
|Astray from the Steerage||The immigrant child|
|The Love Egg|
|Wanted, a Girl|
|A Rural Cinderella|
|1922||Bow Wow||The country girl's baby brother|
|1925||Percy||Percival Rogeen, as a boy|
|The Golden Princess||Tennessee Hunter (age 10)|
|The Golden Bed|
- "Amusements". Kansas City Kansan. December 27, 1921. p. 8. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "Two Sennett Comedies". Los Angeles Times. November 9, 1919. p. 43. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "World Famous Youngsters in the Public Eye". The Ithaca Journal. September 9, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "Among the Movie Stars". The Salina Evening Journal. January 1, 1921. p. 8. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- Walker, Brent E. (2013). Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players and Personnel. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786477111.
- "Tucson's centenarians are an optimistic, active and growing group". Tucson.com. May 5, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "Pima Council on Aging, TMC host Salute to Centenarians". KOLD. May 3, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- Lentz, Harris M. (2013). Obituaries in the performing arts, 2012. McFarland (April 24, 2013). p. 183. ISBN 978-0786470631.
- John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 81.
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