Friday, January 13, 2017

RIP Marietta Elliott

RIP Marietta Elliott

Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2017

September 19, 1925 - December 2, 2016 Marietta Elliott Hayes passed away quietly, surrounded by family and friends. Born in New York City, she was the only child of Clyde E. Elliott, a motion picture director known for Frank Buck's "Bring 'Em Back Alive" and "Devil Tiger"; and Marie Flavia Elliott, an actress born in Poland. As a child, Marietta traveled throughout Asia as her father filmed adventures for Paramount, eventually settling down in Los Angeles and attending Hollywood High school. While there, Marietta excelled as a fencer studying with the great Ralph Faukner at the old Falcon studios. She gave up the blade to study ballet. She began her dancing career as one of the renowned Earl Carroll Girls, known for their exceptional beauty, then segued into several productions done by the Los Angeles Light Opera. She danced on many musical variety Television shows and in feature films such as "Showboat", "Singing in the Rain", "An American in Paris" and "Gunsmoke".

While under contract at Fox, she met the novelist and screenwriter Alfred Hayes, whom she later married. When she retired from dance, she went on to have a long career as a real estate agent and broker throughout Los Angeles. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and tireless defender of all animals great and small, she was as tough as she was gentle. A true wild Irish rose. She will be greatly missed. Marietta is survived by her two sons, Alfred Elliott and Alan Clyde, their families, granddaughter Asia Bleu, and an extended network of friends and loved ones. The family has requested to honor Marietta, any donations be made in her memory to Actors and Others for Animals. 11523 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

ELLIOTT, Marietta
Born: 9/19/1925, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 12/2/2016, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Marietta Elliott’s westerns – actress:
Annie Get Yout Gun – 1950 (cowgirl)
The Half-Breed – 1952 (Can-Can girl)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1953 (saloon dancer)

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