Maryon Aye & Ross Forrester


Maryon Aye

On September 22, 1936 Maryon married actor Ross Wilson Forrester, her third husband. She had known him for more than a decade. Ross was born on October 26, 1898 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents, Charles Forrester and Jane Courthope, were popular vaudeville performers. Ross's aunt, Fanny Marston, was an opera singer known as the "California nightingale". At the age of three Ross began appearing on stage with his parents. He starred on Broadway in Oliver Twist and toured Europe for several years. Maryon met him in 1924 when they costarred in a Los Angeles production of White Collars. They also worked together in the play The Ruined Lady. Ross owned a champion Chow dog named Chu Chu. In May of 1925 he was arrested for writing more than forty bad checks. During the 1930s he appeared in more than thirty radio shows. 

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Ross Forrester

Ross Forrester

He also had bit parts in the movies Lady Scarface and The Big Street. Ross quit acting in 1942 and worked as a sound technician in a theater. Then he got a job at Hughes Aircraft company. In 1944 he and Maryon wrote a mystery serial for the radio. The couple lived in a two bedroom house at 1617 N. Lima Street in Burbank until the late 1940s when they moved in with Maryon's parents. They never had children. Ross was with Maryon the night she committed suicide. They had spent the day together house hunting with their dog. He said that although she frequently talked about suicide he never took her threats seriously. Ross married actress Pauline Garon in 1953. She had been one of  Maryon's close friends. They remained together until Ross died on December 22, 1964 at the age of sixty-six.

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           Ross in White Collars                                                                                     Their marriage license

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