Marjorie Daw (January 19, 1902 – March 18, 1979) was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 68 films between 1914 and 1927.


Born Margaret House in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Daw began acting as a teen to support her and her younger brother after the death of their parents. Daw made her film debut in 1914 and worked steadily during the 1920s. She retired from acting after the advent of sound film.[1]


Daw was married twice; her first marriage was to director A. Edward Sutherland in early 1923; it produced no children. After divorcing Sutherland in 1925, she married Myron Selznick in 1929. The marriage ended in 1942.[1]


Daw died on March 18, 1979 in Huntington Beach, California, aged 77.[2]

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1914 The Love Victorious
1915 The Unafraid Irenya Alternative title: The Unexpected
The Captive
1916 The House with the Golden Windows A Fairy Alternative title: The House of the Golden Windows
1917 Joan the Woman Katherine
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Emma Jane Perkins
A Modern Musketeer Elsie Dodge
1918 Headin' South
Mr. Fix-It Marjorie Threadwell
He Comes Up Smiling Billie Bartlett
1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo Rita Allison
His Majesty, the American Felice, Countess of Montenac
1920 Don't Ever Marry Dorothy Whynn
Dinty Ruth Whitely
1921 The Butterfly Girl Edith Folsom
Cheated Hearts Muriel Bekkman
1922 The Lone Hand Sue De Muidde
Love Is an Awful Thing Helen Griggs
1923 Rupert of Hentzau Rosa Holf
The Call of the Canyon Flo Hunter
1924 Human Desires Joan Thayer
The Passionate Adventure Vicky
1925 One Way Street Elizabeth Stuart
East Lynne Barbara Hare
1926 The Highbinders Hope Masterson
Redheads Preferred Angela Morgan
1927 Why Girls Say No Becky
Outlaws of Red River Mary Torrence


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lowe, Denise (2004). An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films, 1895-1930: 1895-1930. Haworth Press. pp. 164. ISBN 0-7890-1843-8. 
  2. Katchmer, George A.; Cary, Diana Serra (2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 87. ISBN 0-7864-0763-8. 

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