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Trudy Marshall

Trudy Marshall
Personal information
Birth nameGertrude Marshall
Birth dateFebruary 14, 1920
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMay 23, 2004(age 84)
Death placeCentury City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
SpousePhillip J. Raffin (1944 - 1981) (his death)

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Trudy Marshall (February 14, 1920 - May 23, 2004) was an American actress.

Marshall was born Gertrude Marshall in Brooklyn, New York. A popular magazine cigarette girl during her modeling days for Harry Conover, she was at different times "The Old Gold Girl," "The Chesterfield Girl", and "The Lucky Strike Girl".

Marshall was signed by 20th Century-Fox in 1942 and groomed in bit parts. She played a featured role was in the World War II war drama The Fighting Sullivans (1944), the true story of a family that lost all five enlisted sons in the sinking of the USS Juneau off Guadalcanal in November 1942. Marshall played a surviving sister Genevieve who joins the Navy after her brothers' death. Taking roles as a decorative ingenue for a time, Marshall later played the "other woman" in a few features. She played a featured role in The Fuller Brush Man (1948).

Semi-retired by the 1960s, she returned very infrequently to Hollywood. She appeared in the movie Once Is Not Enough (1975) which launched the film career of her daughter Deborah Raffin.

Marshall was the hostess of her own radio and TV show in the 1980s in which she interviewed stars who attended special Hollywood events.

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