Saturday, July 8, 2017

Maryon's Husband ~ Ross Forrester

In 1936 Maryon married Ross Wilson Forrester, her third husband. Ross was born on October 26, 1898 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents Charles Forrester and Jane Courthope were popular vaudeville performers. Ross's grandmother, singer Fanny Marston, was 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. In 1924 Ross costarred with Maryon in a Los Angeles production of White Collars. He had bit parts in the movies Lady Scarface and The Big Street. During the 1930s he worked on numerous radio shows. He retired from acting and got a job at Hughes Aircraft company. Ross was with Maryon the night she committed suicide. He later said he never took her threats of suicide seriously. In 1953 Ross married actress Pauline Garon. She had been one of  Maryon's close friends. Ross died on December 22, 1964 at the age of sixty-six.

Ross Forrester                                 Maryon and Ross's marriage license

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