Marsha Hunt Parents: Meet Minabel Hunt, Earl Hunt

Marsha Hunt (born Marcia Virginia Hunt; on October 17, 1917, was an American actress, model and activist, with a career spanning nearly 80 years.

Marsha Hunt Parents
Marsha Hunt sits at her house in Los Angeles earlier in 2018.

She was blacklisted by Hollywood film studio executives in the 1950s during McCarthyism.

She appeared in many films, including Born to the West (1937) with John Wayne, Pride and Prejudice (1940) with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier, Kid Glove Killer (1942) with Van Heflin, Cry ‘Havoc’ (1943) with Margaret Sullavan and Joan Blondell, The Human Comedy (1943) with Mickey Rooney, Raw Deal (1948) with Claire Trevor, The Happy Time (1952) with Charles Boyer, and Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun (1971).

In the midst of the blacklist era, she became active in the humanitarian cause of world hunger and in her later years aided homeless shelters, supported same-sex marriage, raised awareness of climate change, and promoted peace in Third World countries.

Marsha Hunt Parents: Meet Minabel Hunt, Earl Hunt

Who are Marsha Hunt’s Mother and Father?

Marsha Hunt was born to an American mother, Minabel Hunt, and father Earl Hunt.

Hunt was born on October 17, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, the younger of two daughters.

Her parents were Earl Hunt, a lawyer and later a Social Security Administrator, and Minabel Hunt, a vocal teacher and organist.

Her elder sister, Marjorie, a teacher, died in 2002.

Marcia later changed the spelling of her first name to Marsha.