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Baby Marie: One of Earliest Child Movie Stars Has Died

Baby Marie OsborneMarie Osborne, known as “Baby Marie,” one of the movies’ first well-known child actors, died Nov. 11, in San Clemente, California. Osborne had turned 99 on Nov. 5.

Among Baby Marie’s credits are Little Mary Sunshine (1916), directed by and co-starring future Oscar nominee Henry King; Tears and Smiles (1917); and Daddy’s Girl (1918).

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Baby Marie’s film career came to an abrupt halt in 1919, when she was 8 years old. As Marie Osborne, she would return to the big screen as a mere extra in Henry King’s Carolina (1934), starring Janet Gaynor.

Osborne later did stand-in work for the likes of Ginger Rogers, Deanna Durbin, and Betty Hutton, eventually settling as a costumer at various studios’ wardrobe departments.

Obit source: Classic Images

Photo: Classic Movie Kids

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