Hollywood legend, Gene Marshall, announced her retirement from film making last week, and it caught her fans by surprise. The papers (and blogs) were a buzz with the news that our favorite starlet is calling it a day. This reporter says, there's no better time to exit the scene than while one is on top. So, bravo(!), Gene Marshall; you will be missed.
Katie "Gene" Marshall got her start in the industry many years ago. She was discovered while working in a theatre as an "usherette." Shortly thereafter, she waved "goodbye, New York" and hopped on the first train west. "Hello, Hollywood, hello," she declared as she stepped onto the platform at Union Station, and the rest, as they say, is motion picture history.
Monolithic Studios will present Gene Marshall with a lifetime achievement award at her final curtain call next June (2010) at her farewell convention. She will receive a send-off like no other. Please stay-tuned for more info as it becomes available.
Though Ms. Marshall is retiring from the silver screen she will continue to warm the hearts of her many fans as they continue to relive her many roles on and off the silver screen.