Brenda Marshall (September 29 1915 â€“ July 30 1992) was an American cinema actress.
Born Ardis Ankerson Gaines in Negros, Philippines, Marshall made her first film appearance in the 1939 Espionage Agent.
The following year she played the leading lady to Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk but after a few well received parts, she married the actor William Holden in 1941 and her own career quickly declined.
The Constant Nymph (1943) was a popular success but she virtually retired after this, appearing in only four more inconsequential films. Among these she played scientist Nora Goodrich in the grade-B 1946 cult classic Strange Impersonation.
After many separations, Marshall and Holden were divorced in 1971. Marshall died from throat cancer in Palm Springs, California, aged 76.
The Sea Hawk is an American film adventure film released by Warner Bros. in 1940. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Errol Flynn.The movie is about a fictional English privateer in the Elizabethan era, loosely based on the historical figure Sir Francis Drake. While the film bears the same name as the novel The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini, its plot has nothing to do with the novel, and is instead based on a story by Seton I. Miller.
The film features Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Flora Robson, Donald Crisp and Alan Hale.
The film begins with King Philip II of Spain (Montagu Love) declaring his intention to destroy England and after this "puny rockbound island as barren and treacherous as her Queen" is out of the way, he believes that world conquest will follow: "it (a map) will cease to be a map of the world; it will be Spain." He sends one of his courtiers, Don Alvarez (Claude Rains), as his ambassador to allay the suspicions of Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) about the... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033028