Marie Shotwell

Marie Shotwell (March 21, 1880 – September 18, 1934) was an American actress of the stage and screen.


Shotwell was in motion pictures beginning in 1915 with roles in God's Witness, The Taming of Mary, Under Southern Skies, and The Tale of the C. Her film career continued until the late 1920s, including Sally of the Sawdust (1925) with W.C. Fields; her final appearances were in Running Wild (1927) and One Woman To Another (1927).

She was married to a former Savannah, Georgia, police chief, William G. Austin. Shotwell divorced Austin in 1916.

In 1922 Shotwell became executrix for the estate of her friend, New York City public school teacher Marie J. Pearson. Shotwell was sued by an undertaker for $245, the amount of the burial bill.

The actress died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1934 after she was stricken while she was working in the Astoria, New York Film Studios. Shotwell was working on the George M. Cohan movie Gambling. She was fifty-four years old.

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1915 Under Southern Skies Mrs. Hampton
1917 Enlighten Thy Daughter Minna Stevens
Married in Name Only Mrs. Worthing
1918 Miss Innocence Fay Gonard
1919 The Echo of Youth Ruth Carlyle Graham
1920 The Evil Eye Mrs. David Bruce
Civilian Clothes Mrs. Smythe
The Master Mind Sadie
Blackbirds Edna Crocker
1922 Shackles of Gold Mrs. Van Dusen
1923 Does It Pay? Mrs. Clark
1925 The Manicure Girl Mrs. Wainwright
Sally of the Sawdust Society Leader
Shore Leave Mrs. Schuyler-Payne
Lovers in Quarantine Mrs. Borroughs
1927 Running Wild Mrs. Finch
One Woman to Another Mrs. Gray


  • Hammond, Indiana Times, Actress Sued By Undertaker For Burial Bill, October 17, 1922, Page 4.
  • Los Angeles Times, Marie Shotwell, Actress, Dies, September 19, 1934, Page 3.
  • Ogden, Utah Standard, Mrs. William G. Austin, May 5, 1916, Page 7.


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