William Marshall (actor)
William Marshall was an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 singer, bandleader
A bandleader is the leader of a band of musicians. The term is most commonly, though not exclusively, used with a group that plays popular music as a small combo or a big band, such as one which plays jazz, blues, rhythm and blues or rock and roll music....

 and a motion picture actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

 and producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...


Born in Chicago, Illinois, he became a vocalist for Fred Waring
Fred Waring
Fredrick Malcolm Waring was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as "America's Singing Master" and "The Man Who Taught America How to Sing." He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blendor, the first modern electric...

 and his band, the "Pennsylvanians " before forming his own band in 1937. In 1940 he went to Hollywood to act in films.

He was married three times, each time to an actress:
  1. Michèle Morgan
    Michèle Morgan
    Michèle Morgan is a French film actress, who was a leading lady for three decades.- Career :Morgan was born Simone Renée Roussel in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, a western suburb of Paris....

     (1942–1948) - son Michael Marshall
    Mike Marshall (actor)
    -Early life and career:Marshall was born in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital in Hollywood, California on 13 September 1944. When his parents divorced, his father made sure that he receive an American education. He began studying Law, but he dreamed of becoming an actor. He later joined...

    , actor
  2. Micheline Presle
    Micheline Presle
    Micheline Presle is a French actress also known in English language films as Micheline Prelle.Born Micheline Nicole Julia Émilienne Chassagne in Paris, she wanted to be an actress from an early age. She took acting classes in her early teens and made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the...

     (1950–1954) - daughter Tonie Marshall, film director
  3. Ginger Rogers
    Ginger Rogers
    Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century....


William Marshall died in Los Angeles in June 1994.

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