Born 1917 in Chicago, American retired actress, model, and activist Marsha Hunt had a career spanning over 70 years. She was blacklisted by Hollywood film studio executives in the 1950s during McCarthyism.
During her career spanning 73 years, Hunt appeared in many popular films including: Born to the West (1937), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Kid Glove Killer (1942), Cry ‘Havoc’ (1943), Raw Deal (1948), The Happy Time (1952), and Johnny Got His Gun (1971).
In the midst of the blacklist era, Hunt became active in the humanitarian cause of world hunger, and in her later years she has aided homeless shelters, supported same-sex marriage, raised awareness of climate change and promoted peace in Third World countries.
When Hunt was 99 in April 2017, she made a public appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival to honor the achievements of actor and activist Ed Asner.
Hunt has resided in a two-story home in Sherman Oaks, California, since 1946. She was 102 years old on October 17, 2019.
Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Marsha Hunt in the 1930s and 1940s.