Marie Mosquini

Marie Mosquini (December 3, 1899 – February 21, 1983) was an American film actress. She appeared in 202 films between 1917 and 1929. After leaving high school she became the resident ingenue at the Hal Roach studio, appearing opposite Roach's comedy stars Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, and Stan Laurel. In October, 1930, Marie retired from acting and married an inventor 26 years her senior: Lee de Forest. She became his fourth and longest-lasting wife, staying with him until his death in 1961. In 1967, Marie donated her husband's papers and historic prototypes to the Perham Foundation, now held at History San Jose. In 1968, she became a Novice Class amateur radio operator; her call sign was WB6ZJR. In 1973, she participated in a radio broadcast celebrating the centennial of her husband's birth. She was born and died in Los Angeles, California.

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