The beautiful Marsha Hunt turns 90 today.
TCM rearranged their originally planned schedule to celebrate Marsha's birthday in style, with a long lineup of her movies. It's been fun to see my Site Meter spinning over the course of the day as other Hunt fans find my posts on her movies.
Marsha Hunt is a Golden Era actress I particularly enjoy. She could do supporting comedic roles (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SEVEN SWEETHEARTS), melodrama (THESE GLAMOUR GIRLS), or romantic leading ladies (THE HUMAN COMEDY, LOST ANGEL). She also appeared in the film noir classic RAW DEAL, directed by Anthony Mann.
Marsha is still a busy lady, whose activities range from reciting poetry at the Hollywood Bowl's Easter Sunrise Service to attending a film noir festival at which RAW DEAL was screened to producing a CD.
Marsha says, "I’ve had the fullest 90 years imaginable. I can’t think of a year that was wasted. They were so crammed with variety and privilege and opportunity."
L.A.'s Fine Arts Theatre honors Marsha at a screening of A LETTER FOR EVIE this Saturday, October 20th.
Another tribute to Marsha can be found at L.A. Daily News.
Reviews of Hunt movies posted here at LMM: THE AFFAIRS OF MARTHA, SEVEN SWEETHEARTS, BRIDE BY MISTAKE, and THESE GLAMOUR GIRLS.
Update: Here's an interesting story about a short movie Marsha filmed this year.