Gertrude Madeline Marshall
February 14, 1920
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 23, 2004 84) (aged|
Philip Jordan Raffin
(m. 1944; died 1981)
(m. 1940; div. 1944)
A popular magazine cigarette girl during her modeling days for Harry Conover, Marshall was at different times "The Old Gold Girl", "The Chesterfield Girl", and "The Lucky Strike Girl".
Marshall was signed by 20th Century-Fox in 1942 and groomed in bit parts. She played a featured role in the World War II war drama The Fighting Sullivans (1944), the true story of a family that lost all five enlisted sons in the sinking of the USS Juneau off Guadalcanal in November 1942. Marshall played the surviving sister Genevieve.
Taking roles as a decorative ingenue for a time, Marshall later played the "other woman" in a few features. Semi-retired by the 1960s, she returned very infrequently to Hollywood. She appeared in the movie Once Is Not Enough (1975) with her daughter Deborah Raffin. Marshall was the hostess of her own radio and TV show in the 1980s in which she interviewed stars who attended special Hollywood events.
On May 23, 2004, Marshall died at age 84 in her Century City, Los Angeles, home.
- Secret Agent of Japan (1942) - Minor Role (uncredited)
- Footlight Serenade (1942) - Secretary (uncredited)
- Berlin Correspondent (1942) - Minor Role (uncredited)
- Orchestra Wives (1942) - Irene (uncredited)
- Girl Trouble (1942) - Miss Kennedy
- Thunder Birds (1942) - Red Cross Nurse Trainee (uncredited)
- Springtime in the Rockies (1942) - Marilyn Crothers (uncredited)
- Crash Dive (1943) - Telephone Operator (uncredited)
- Coney Island (1943) - Girl Friend (uncredited)
- Heaven Can Wait (1943) - Jane Van Cleve - Jack's Wife (uncredited)
- The Dancing Masters (1943) - Trudy Harlan
- The Fighting Sullivans (1944) - Genevieve 'Gen' Sullivan
- The Purple Heart (1944) - Mrs. Ross
- Ladies of Washington (1944) - Carol Northrup
- Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) - Gloria
- Circumstantial Evidence (1945) - Agnes Hannon
- The Dolly Sisters (1945) - Lenora Baldwin
- Sentimental Journey (1946) - Ruth
- Talk About a Lady (1946) - Toni Marlowe
- Dragonwyck (1946) - Elizabeth Van Borden
- Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) - Irene
- Alias Mr. Twilight (1946) - Corky Corcoran
- Too Many Winners (1947) - Phyllis Hamilton
- Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947) - Nina
- Key Witness (1947) - Marge Andrews
- Beyond Our Own (1947) - Ann Rogers
- The Fuller Brush Man (1948) - Sara Franzen
- Disaster (1948) - Jerry Hansford
- Shamrock Hill (1949) - Carol Judson
- Barbary Pirate (1949) - Anne Ridgeway
- Mark of the Gorilla (1950) - Barbara Bentley
- I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) - Frankie Mason (uncredited)
- The President's Lady (1953) - Jane Donelson (uncredited)
- Full of Life (1956) - Nora Gregory
- Married Too Young (1962) - Susan Newton
- Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975) - Myrna
- Vallance, Tom (June 14, 2004). "Trudy Marshall". Independent. Archived from the original on September 13, 2013.
- "Trudy Marshall, 84; Starred in Several Films in 1940s". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. June 5, 2004. p. B 15. Retrieved October 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.