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Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle in Ma and Pa Kettle On Vacation (1953) Born Mary Tomlinson February 24, 1890 Acton, Indiana, U.S. Died April 10, 1975 (aged 85) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Occupation Actress Years active 1916–1959 Spouse(s) Stanley LeFevre Krebs (1921–1935; his death)

Marjorie Main: Best known as "Ma Kettle", she was in many other feature films, too, such as "The Women", "Friendly Persuasion", "The Harvey Girls", "Stella Dallas", and "Meet Me In St. Louis".


A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances…


Poster for the film The Egg and I (1947) Starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, with Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride cast in the roles of Ma and Pa Kettle