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Maxwell in 1961
Marvel Marilyn Maxwell (1921-08-03)August 3, 1921 Clarinda, Iowa, U.S.
John Conte (1944-46) Anders (Andy) McIntyre (1949-50) Jerry Davis (1954-60)
Marvel Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 - March 20, 1972) was an American actress and entertainer. A sex symbol of the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in several films and radio programs, and entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope.
In the 1961-62 television season, Maxwell played Grace Sherwood, owner of the diner on ABC's 26-episode Bus Stop, a drama about travelers passing through the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado. She left the series after 13 episodes, saying, "There was nothing for me to do but pour a second cup of coffee and point the way to the men's room."
Maxwell married three times; each ended in divorce. In September 1944, she married actor John Conte; the relationship was dissolved in June 1946. Her second marriage, to restaurateur Anders McIntyre, lasted just over a year, from January 1, 1950 until March 23, 1951. Maxwell's six-year marriage to writer/producer Jerry Davis ended in 1960. Her only child, Matthew, was born to Maxwell and Davis in 1956.
According to Arthur Marx's Bob Hope biography The Secret Life of Bob Hope, Maxwell's long-term affair with Hope was so open that the Hollywood community routinely referred to her as "Mrs. Bob Hope".
Maxwell also had a multi-year affair with Frank Sinatra, as detailed in Alex Gibney's 2015 documentary on Sinatra for HBO, All or Nothing At All.