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Don Marion Davis
American child actor

Don Marion Davis

Don Marion Davis
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American child actor
Was Actor Child actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 9 October 1917, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, USA
Death 2 March 2012, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 94 years)
Star sign Libra
Residence Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
University of Oregon
The details (from wikipedia)


Don Marion Davis (born October 9, 1917), professionally known as Don Marion and also credited as John Henry Jr., is an American former child actor of the silent film era, who during a brief career in show business appeared in several feature roles and comedy shorts in Hollywood screened between 1919 and 1925. He also had uncredited parts in radio. He is one of the last surviving actors who worked in the silent film era.


Entertainment career

He was born in Hollywood, California, on October 9, 1917, to Henry G. Davis and Helen Davis. He was discovered by studio entrepreneur and director Mack Sennett while he and his mother were visiting his comedian uncle Billy Armstrong around 1919.

In a 1920 newspaper article, he was described as one of the most famous child actors in the world. His feature-length films included Down on the Farm (1920) and A Small Town Idol (1921).

Don Marion aka John Henry Jr.

Post-entertainment career

After leaving the entertainment industry in 1925, he attended the University of Oregon and joined the U.S. Army in 1940, shortly prior to the United States entering World War II. After the war, he remained with the American military and held various positions in different countries, such as South Africa and South Korea.

He now resides in Tucson, Arizona.

He was falsely reported as having died on March 2, 2012, in the 2013 book Obituaries in the Performing Arts, published by McFarland & Company and authored by Harris M. Lentz.

Marion in The Love Egg 1921

Filmography (selected)

Year Title Role
1919 Back to the Kitchen The Baby
His Last False Step Minor role
1920 The Star Boarder The boarding house owner's son
Down on the Farm The Baby
Let 'er Go The country girl's little brother
By Golly! Minor role
Married Life Child
The Quack Doctor The rich father's son
It's a Boy The child
Bungalow Troubles The son
1921 A Small Town Idol Baby
The Unhappy Finish
Made in the Kitchen The Son
Officer Cupid The cook's son
Astray from the Steerage The immigrant child
The Love Egg
Wanted, a Girl
A Rural Cinderella
1922 Bow Wow The country girl's baby brother
1925 Percy Percival Rogeen, as a boy
The Golden Princess Tennessee Hunter (age 10)
The Golden Bed
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