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Eaton, Marjorie

Marjorie Eaton
Photo of Ms. Eaton (1981) || From,2241
Marjorie Lee Eaton was born on February 5, 1901 to Dr. George L. Eaton and pianist Helen Morley in San Francisco, CA. Marjorie's mother died when she was 2½ years old. She was also known as Marjorie Morley Eaton.
Eaton attended the Katherine Delmar Burke School where she graduated in 1920.
Eaton had planned to become an architect or a commercial artist so she studied architecture at the Art Institute of Boston (Howard Walker School of Fine Arts).
In 1924, Eaton traveled to study art in Florence, Italy (a year at the state art school created by Mussolini) where she learned fresco painting, taught by cubist artist Andre L'Hote in the south of France as well as studying art in Paris. L'Hote had wanted Eaton to have an exhibition, but the divorce of her father and her step mother, Edith C. Eaton, brought her back to California where she lived for a time at the *Juana Briones de Miranda house - purchased by her newly divorced step-mother Edith C. Eaton who had turned the house into a small art colony. *Juana Briones de Miranda was a pioneer and business woman in Palo Alto, and the founding mother of San Francisco.

Eaton joined the art colony in Taos, New Mexico from 1928 to 1932, where she traveled to northern Mexico and worked with Diego Rivera and frequently visited Rivera and Frida Kahlo at their home. From 1933-1934 she had traveled to New York where she studied under Hans Hofmann at the Art Students League of New York, and worked with Arshile Gorky.
 She returned to Taos from 1934 to 1937 where she began a relationship with Juan Mirabel, son of the Taos Pueblo Chief Geronimo (Jerry) Mirabal, and painted him during her time there.
Eaton was unable to make a living as a woman artist, so she turned her focus to the dramatic arts and became an actress in theatre, film, and TV.

Eaton died in her sleep on April 21, 1986 in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, CA, after suffering a stroke in March of 1986.

Crackers~1984 - Mrs. O'Malley
Street Music~1981 - Mildred
The Attic~1980 - Mrs. Fowler
The Empire Strikes Back~1980 - uncredited Emperor Palpatine (hologram - left) in original version of the film.
Cardiac Arrest~1980 - Mrs. Swan
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud~1975 - Astrology Lady
The Killing Kind~1973 - Mrs. Orland
Hammersmith Is Out~1972 - Princess
Harold and Maude~1971 - uncredited Madame Arouet
Hail, Hero!~1969 - Carl's Aunt
Bullitt~1968 - uncredited Mrs. Larkin
Yours, Mine, and Ours~1968 - Housekeeper #3
The Trouble with Angels~1966 - Sister Ursula
Mary Poppins~1964 - Miss Persimmon - Old Woman in Park
Monstrosity (The Atomic Brain)~1963 - Hetty March
The Three Stooges in Orbit~1962 - uncredited Mrs. McGinnis
Night Tide~1961 - Madame Romanovitch
Witness for the Prosecution~1957 - uncredited Miss O'Brien
Zombies of Mora Tau~1957 - Grandmother Peters
Hold That Line~1952 - uncredited Miss Whitsett - Dean's Secretary
Rose of Cimarron~1952 - uncredited Townswoman
Hollywood Story~1951 - uncredited Weird-Looking Woman
The Vicious Years~1950 - Zia Lola
The Story of Seabiscuit~1949 - uncredited Miss Newsome
That Forsyte Woman~1949 - Hester Forsyte
The Snake Pit~1948 - uncredited Patient
A Woman's Vengeance~1948 - uncredited Maid
Mourning Becomes Electra~1947 - Woman at Home
The Time of Their Lives~1946 - uncredited Bessie - Danbury's Maid
Anna and the King of Siam~1946 - uncredited Miss MacFarlane

The Waltons~1973 - Mrs. Grofut in The Fawn
The Streets of San Francisco~1973 - in For the Love of God
The F.B.I.~1970 - Mrs. Elbert in The Savage Wilderness
The Came Bronson~1969 - Madame Vanya in Sibyl
Mr. Terrific~1967 - Princess in My Partner the Jewel Thief
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre~1963 - Old Woman in The Fifth Passenger
Alfred Hitchcock Presents~1962 - The Landlady in The Case of M.J.H.
My Three Sons~1960-1961 - Cynthia Pitts in:
     The Wiley Method
     The Little Ragpicker
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond~1959 - Miss Parsons in Night of April 14th
The Loretta Young Show~1959 - Sara
The Adventures of Jim Bowie~1957 - Mme. Beaubrun
Robert Montgomery Presents~1952-1955 -
Studio One in Hollywood~1954 - Martha
Hallmark Hall of Fame~1953 -
The Lone Ranger~1950 - Nessie Newton in Never Say Die

One Eye Closed~1954 - Mary Benson (Bijou Theatre, New York, NY)
In the Summer House~1953 - Alta Gracia (Playhouse Theatre, New York, NY)
Bell, Book and Candle~1950 -
Merchant of Venice~19??
Ladies in Retirement~1942 -

Modernist with Cubist influence.
Portrait of Henri Rouchard
Left: Xavier Eating Beans with Pig
Right: Concha and Baby

Taos Ceremony:
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1934-1937 - worked with Diego Rivera as an artist

1919 - Wrote a short story called A Modern Gareth in the literary section of her yearbook at Katherine Delmar Burke School (all-girl preparatory school) in San Francisco, CA. She was in 7th grade.

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