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Mari Aldon
b. November 17, 1927 in Toronto, Ontario


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Mari Aldon in a publicity still from Distant Drums. Aldon trained as a ballet dancer for six years when she was a teenager. She worked on stage and in radio before making movies. When she married the directer William Taylor Garnett in 1957, she decided to give up her brief film career. Garnett is best known for two films out of a very long career: the classic 1946 film, The Postman Always Rings Twice and 1949's, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. After World War 1, he began in films as a screenwriter and was hired by as a gag writer for Mack Sennett who had a reputation for finding great talent. He later joined Pathe and became a director in 1928. In the early 1970s, Tay, as he was known, began work on what would be his last two films before retiring. A film that had the working title of The Mad Trapper, or the Mad Trapper of the Yukon, was released in 1975 as Challenge to be Free. Some sources credit Mari Aldon as part of the cast, and others don't. We have been unable to find a credit for Aldon in Garnett's last film, Timber Tramps.




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The Locket (uncredited, 1946)

Distant Drums (1951)
The Tanks Are Coming (1951)
This Woman is Dangerous (1952)
Tangier Incident (1953)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Race for Life (1955)
Summertime (1955)

Challenge to be Free (1975)







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