~Marion Aye~

Born: April 5, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: July 21, 1951 (age 48) in Hollywood, California, USA
Irene (1926) ... Helen Cheston (as Maryon Aye)
The Roughneck (1924) ... Marrat's Girl (as Maryon Aye)
The Last Man on Earth (1924) ... Red Sal
The Siren of Seville (1924) ... Woman in prologue
The Meanest Man in the World (1923) ... Nellie Clarke (as Maryon Aye)
The Eternal Three (1923) ... Maid (as Maryon Aye)
The Punctured Prince (Short) (1922) ... A Vampire
The Weak-End Party (Short) (1922) ... Lily, the birthday girl
The Claim Jumpers (Short) (1922)
His Brother's Blood (Short) (1922)
West Meets East (Short) (1922)
Phantom of the Hills (Short) (1922)
The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1922 (Short) (1922) ... Maryon (as Maryon Aye)
No Man's Gold (Short) (1922)
Double Reward (Short) (1922)
Streak of Yellow (Short) (1922)
The Vengeance Trail (1921) ... Grace Winwood (as Maryon Aye)
Broadway Buckaroo (1921)
Montana Bill (1921)
The Hick (Short) (1921) ... The Farmer's Daughter
Pretty Lady (Short) (1920)

Hearts and Flowers (Short) (1919) ... Bathing Girl (uncredited)
Why Beaches Are Popular (Short) (1919) ... Bathing Girl
Marion Aye was born Maryon Eloise Aye on April 5, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was a lawyer
who moved the family to California. When she was fifteen Marion lied about her age to elope with her
older boyfriend Sherman Plaskett. Sadly he passed away just a year later. While walking on the beach in
a bathing suit Marion was discovered by producer Mack Sennett. She became one of his bathing beauties
and in 1919 she made her film debut in the comedy short "Hearts And Flowers." Marion appeared in
more than a dozen films including "Montana Bill" and "The Weak-End Party." In 1922 she was chosen to
be one of the Wampas baby stars along with Colleen Moore and Lois Wilson. The following year she
signed a five year contract with a Hollywood production company. Her second marriage, to press agent
Harry Wilson, ended in 1924 and she fought with him in court over spousal support. Marion seemed
destined for stardom but her career never took off. Her last movie was the 1926 comedy "Irene." She
married comedian Robert Forester in 1936. Unfortunately she suffered from psychiatric problems and
made several suicide attempts. In 1951 tried to make a comeback and auditioned for a role on television.
When she didn't get the part she became despondent. Her depression got worse when her mother Eloise
passed away. On July 10, 1951 Marion checked into a Culver City motel and swallowed a large amount of
poison. She was found semi-conscious but tragically she died eleven days later at the age of forty-eight.
Her husband later told reporters that he never took her threats of suicide seriously. Marion was buried
next to her mother at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Elizabeth Ann