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Also Known As: Ardis Anderson Gaines Died: July 30, 1992
Born: September 29, 1915 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philippines Profession: actor

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William Marsh was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Marsh started acting in action films like "Death Machine" (1995). He additionally landed roles in the TV movies "Nobody's Children" (USA, 1993-94) and "Royce" (Showtime, 1993-94). His film career continued throughout the nineties in productions like the Tom Hanks hit action picture "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and the Sean Connery action movie "Entrapment" (1999). He also landed a role in the miniseries "The 10th Kingdom" (1999-2000). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Hostile Waters" (HBO, 1996-97). In his more recent career, he continued to act in the comedic drama "Committed" (2000) with Heather Graham and the Paul Bettany crime drama "Dead Babies" (2000). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Crossing Jordan" (NBC, 2001-07). Marsh also contributed music to "The Good German" (2006) with George Clooney. Most recently, Marsh acted in the dramatic adaptation "The Informant!" (2009) with Matt Damon.

William Marsh was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Marsh started acting in action films like "Death Machine" (1995). He additionally landed roles in the TV movies "Nobody's Children" (USA, 1993-94) and "Royce" (Showtime, 1993-94). His film career continued throughout the nineties in productions like the Tom Hanks hit action picture "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and the Sean Connery action movie "Entrapment" (1999). He also landed a role in the miniseries "The 10th Kingdom" (1999-2000). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Hostile Waters" (HBO, 1996-97). In his more recent career, he continued to act in the comedic drama "Committed" (2000) with Heather Graham and the Paul Bettany crime drama "Dead Babies" (2000). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Crossing Jordan" (NBC, 2001-07). Marsh also contributed music to "The Good German" (2006) with George Clooney. Most recently, Marsh acted in the dramatic adaptation "The Informant!" (2009) with Matt Damon.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Iroquois Trail (1950) Marion Thorne
2.
 Whispering Smith (1949) Marian Sinclair
3.
 Strange Impersonation (1946) Nora Goodrich
4.
 Background to Danger (1943) Tamara Zaleshoff
5.
 The Constant Nymph (1943) Toni Sanger
6.
 Paris After Dark (1943) Yvonne Blanchard
7.
 You Can't Escape Forever (1942) Laurie Abbott
8.
 Captains of the Clouds (1942) Emily Foster
9.
 Highway West (1941) Claire Foster
10.
 Footsteps in the Dark (1941) Rita Warren
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husband:
William Holden. Actor. Divorced.

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son:
Scott Holden. Actor. Father William Holden.

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jennybeans ( 2008-06-17 )

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Brenda wanted to be a film actress, all right; it's just that she didn't want to be Brenda Marshall. Throughout her years in Hollywood, she insisted that her friends and co-workers address her not by her studio-fabricated cognomen, but by her given name of Ardis Anderson Gaines. A Warner Bros. contractee of the early 1940s, Anderson/Marshall did her best work opposite Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk (1940) and Footsteps in the Dark (1941). From 1941 through 1973, Brenda Marshall was married to actor William Holden, a curious union that evidently soured early on (Holden's friends blamed Marshall, and vice versa), and was distinguished by extended separations and numerous extracurricular romances.

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