Marson, Aileen (1912–1939)

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Marson, Aileen (1912–1939)

Egyptian-born actress. Born Aileen Pitt-Marson, Sept 13, 1912, in Alexandria, Egypt; died after giving birth to twins, May 4, 1939, in London, England.

Made stage debut in London as Mary in The Third Degree (1932), then toured in South Africa with Leontine Sagan; made West End debut as Mattea in Cabbages and Kings (1933), followed by Ten Minute Alibi (succeeding Jessica Tandy), The Wind and the Rain, They Do These Things in France and Vicky (title role), among others; films include The Merry Men of Sherwood (as Maid Marian), Black Mask, The Tenth Man, Living Dangerously and Spring Handicap.