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Marietta Elliott


Born - 19 September 1925, New York City, USA
Died - 2 December 2016

Lithe blonde dancer in 1950s' Hollywood musicals. Her Polish mother was also a dancer, while her father, Clyde E Elliott, directed a few films, often documentaries in far-flung locations. Her own movies, mostly musicals, included Annie Get Your Gun (1950), Show Boat (1951), Wedding Bells/Royal Wedding (1951), An American in Paris (1951), Singin' in the Rain (1951), Glory Alley (1952), The Half-Breed (1952), Gunsmoke! (1953), Deep in My Heart (1954), Hit the Deck (1955) and It's Always Fair Weather (1955), her last. She married the screenwriter Alfred Hayes, who died in 1985.