Marion Davies, born Marion Cecilea Douras on January 3, 1897, was one of the great comedic actresses of the silent era and into the 30's. She began as a chorus girl in New York, first in the pony follies and later in the Ziegfield Follies.
actress Marion Davies. By all accounts a good actress, but thanks to "Citizen Kane" got a rep as only getting roles due to her position as Randolph Hearst's girlfriend. (The character loosely based on her in that movie is a minimally talented singer whose career is pushed by Kane.)