Margia Dean Net Worth

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Margia Dean Net Worth is
$1.7 Million

Mini Biography

Amazing, dark-haired ’40s and ’50s leading woman Margia Dean was the girl of the Greek attorney. Her parents shifted from Athens to the united states in 1913, quite a few years before her delivery on Apr 7, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois. The youngest of three women, she was christened Marguerite Louise Skliris. Her family members moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA when she was 4 years of age and by age group 7 she was an operating celebrity whose stage credits included Small Eva in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Mytyl in “The Blue Parrot” and Becky Thatcher in “Tom Sawyer.” Like a juvenile performer she won skill scholarships for both Reginald Travers Repertory Business as well as the Henry Duffy Players businesses, with age 15 won a country wide Shakespearean performance competition. Margia was raised to become stunning beauty and started appearing in several pageants that could eventually attract the interest of Hollywood. She earned the game titles of “Miss SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA” and “Miss California,” which resulted in a first-prize skill in the “Miss America” competition. In 1944 the 22-year-old hopeful produced her film debut at Republic Photos but had not been authorized to a contract. She continued to freelance in other areas for both main (Columbia, MGM, Fox) and small (Monogram, PRC) studios, where solid focus remained on her behalf shapely number. She made small impression until earning her 1st leading part in Shep RETURNS (1948) co-starring Robert Lowery for Display Guild. Finally making co-star billing, albeit on the second-string level, she became a lot more noticeable in her movies, which included Crimson Desert (1949), The Lonesome Path (1955), Villa!! (1958) as well as the cult classics The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), 7 Ladies from Hell (1961) and (her last) Moro Witch Doctor (1964). At exactly the same time she made an appearance in myriad Television and theatre productions, and involved within an enviable jet-setting sociable existence with escorts that included Prince Aly Khan. Frustrations occur, however, while the obviously talented celebrity found out herself almost exclusively bonded in the “B” film rates where she could even now attract audiences like a temptress or villainess. While she sometimes graced an “A” picture–including Surviving in a Big Method (1947) starring Gene Kelly, Look after My LITTTLE LADY (1951) with Jeanne Crain and Mitzi Gaynor as well as the Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) starring Jane Russell–her tasks were usually smaller sized in proportions. Although she admittedly got on several roles which were beneath her skill to be able to settle the bills, a few of her better performing appearances actually arrived later on in her profession, notably THE TRICK of the Crimson Reef (1960) with Peter Falk as well as the Big Display (1961) starring Esther Williams and Cliff Robertson. In following years Margia extended her interests to add producing at the same time when few women could break right into such a male-dominated field. She was the professional producer from the traditional western The Long Rope (1961) starring Hugh Marlowe. She was also associate maker on several minor ’60s movies made in Britain and created a Television pilot. In 1965 she wedded second spouse Felipe Alvarez, an architect by trade, whose personal creative shops included painting, composing, photography, acoustic guitar and voice, and finally left the business enterprise. Margia continued to be the vice-president of a significant real estate company, a Beverly Hillsides restaurateur and a Brentwood gown shop owner. Gladly wedded to Alvarez for 40+ years, the few offers retired blissfully towards the Southern California region. The still-vivacious octogenarian is definitely glimpsed every once in awhile at film celebrations and nostalgia conventions. Got some more lucky breaks plus some better profession decisions arrive her way, there is absolutely no telling the type of “A”-level levels beautiful Margia Dean may have gained. Still, she continues to be a practical and amusing footnote in Hollywood’s previous.

Known for movies

1[on Cesar Romero, with whom she worked in Villa!! (1958)] Cesar Romero was terrific, charming, so witty, so humorous and down-to-earth. He was the only one good in the picture--I didn't like myself or Brian Keith, but of course we had the terrible direction [James B. Clark]. Cesar was so handsome, what a waste that he was a homosexual. He was so masculine, until he drank--then it showed--the campy way they are. He wasn't a big drinker, but when he did take a drink, he gave it away.
2[on Jock Mahoney, with whom she worked in Moro Witch Doctor (1964)] Jock Mahoney was not very pleasant to work with. He wasn't gracious or warm or anything. He didn't do anything wrong, he was tall and nice looking with sex appeal for some people. But he was a pompous ass, and pardon me for saying that, but he just wasn't friendly or pleasant.
3[on Scott Brady, with whom she worked on Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)] I didn't like Scott Brady. We clashed and had a feud! He was very cocky and rude. He would tell smutty jokes on purpose, trying to shock you. I did know him socially, but he was not my cup of tea. He's pretty lousy. There was a scene in the film where he's carrying me off, all the while saying vile things to me as the camera rolled! I knew his brother, Lawrence Tierney, who was a very nice guy. It's sad how he became a drunk and even a derelict for awhile. On a positive note, Scott did help him financially--he did things for Lawrence.
4I starred and co-starred in approximately 30 motion pictures, mostly low-budget films, where you usually did everything in one take. I often wonder if some of the superstars of today could do that and even be adequate.
1Owner of Margo Productions, a film production company.
3Is a vegetarian.
4According to her website, she worked for major studios such as Columbia, MGM, 20th Century Fox and Paramount and minor ones like United Artists, Republic and Monogram.
5Margia was offered roles on Broadway following the attention she received at the "Miss America Pageant," but instead went back home to finish high school and married her teenage sweetheart, Hal Fischer, in 1939 at age 17. Fischer went on to become a second-string All-American player and well-known basketball coach. The marriage did not last (less than six years) but the two remained friends.
6Miss California 1939
7First named is pronounced "Mar-jah".
8She wrote the lyrics to two songs that she ended up singing in the film Villa!! (1958). The music for one of them was provided by composer Alfred Newman. She sang in a couple of her other films as well. A nightclub singing tour was once planned for her but never came about due to her film output.
9Writer-turned-MGM talent agent Frank Orsatti and famed director Gregory La Cava both saw potential in Margia's career but died before either could make good on their efforts.
10Married author and architect Felipe Alvarez, who was well known for his singing while accompanying himself on classical guitar on Brazilian TV.
11After winning "Miss California," Margia was discovered by agents during the "Miss America" competition in which she won first prize in the talent area.


Moro Witch Doctor1964Paula Cameron
7 Women from Hell1961Mara Shepherd
The Big Show1961Carlotta Martinez
The Secret of the Purple Reef1960Rue Amboy
Ambush at Cimarron Pass1958Teresa Santos
Badlands of Montana1957Emily Branton
Stagecoach to Fury1956Ruth
Frontier Gambler1956Gloria Starling
The Revolt of Mamie Stover1956Peaches
Last of the Desperados1955Sarita McGuire
The Quatermass Xperiment1955Mrs. Judith Carroon
The Lonesome Trail1955Pat Wells
The Joe Palooka Story1955TV SeriesMarge
Fangs of the Wild1954Linda Wharton
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953TV Series
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV SeriesMrs. King
Sins of Jezebel1953Deborah
Mesa of Lost Women19532nd Brunette 'Watcher in the Woods' (uncredited)
Love's A-Poppin'1953ShortThe Actress
Mr. Walkie Talkie1952Entertainer
Adventures of Superman1952TV SeriesAgency Woman
Loan Shark1952Ivy
Superman and the Mole-Men1951Mrs. Benson (uncredited)
FBI Girl1951Natalie Craig
Sky High1951Cpl. Lily Gaylord
Leave It to the Marines1951Cpl. Trudy 'Tootie' Frisbee
Racket Squad1951TV Series
Take Care of My Little Girl1951Claire (uncredited)
Savage Drums1951Tania
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison1951Convict's Wife (uncredited)
Kentucky Jubilee1951Millie - Cashier
Pier 231951Flo Klingle
Tales of Robin Hood1951Betty
Mask of the Dragon1951Television Actress (uncredited)
Fingerprints Don't Lie1951Nadine Connell
Bandit Queen1950Carol Grayson
Dick Tracy1950TV SeriesPolice Officer Mary Faelb
The Return of Jesse James1950Marge
Hi-Jacked1950Dolly, the Waitress
Motor Patrol1950Renee Roulette (uncredited)
Western Pacific Agent1950Brunette Hobo
The Baron of Arizona1950Marquesa
Red Desert1949Hazel Carter
Tough Assignment1949Girl in Newsroom (uncredited)
Treasure of Monte Cristo1949Nurse
Ringside1949Joy White
Grand Canyon1949Margie - Script Girl
I Shot Jesse James1949Saloon Singer
Shep Comes Home1948Martha Langley
Living in a Big Way1947Junior League Girl (uncredited)
The Crime Doctor's Warning1945Gordon's Street Model (uncredited)
The Power of the Whistler1945Bit Part (uncredited)
Earl Carroll Vanities1945Chorine (uncredited)
Minstrel Man1944Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Delinquent Daughters1944Francine Van Pelt
The Desert Hawk1944Wizard's Daughter
Take It Big1944Nightclub Girl (uncredited)
Call of the South Seas1944Waitress (uncredited)
Casanova in Burlesque1944Burlesque Queen


Villa!!1958lyrics: "Men, Men, Men", "A Lonely Kind of Love" / music: "A Lonely Kind of Love"
Frontier Gambler1956lyrics: "Your Heart Belongs to Her" / performer: "Your Heart Belongs to Her"
The Return of Jesse James1950performer: "Camptown Races", "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" - uncredited
I Shot Jesse James1949performer: "Some Day"


The Horror of It All1964associate producer
The Long Rope1961producer

Archive Footage

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryMrs. Judith Carroon
Adventures of Superman1953TV SeriesMother


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