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    Marion Benda

    Dancer. Marion Benda appeared in several Ziegfeld productions during the 1920's including the Ziegfeld Revue No Foolin' (1926), Rio Rita (1927), and Rosalie (1928). She was the last paramour of the silent film actor, Rudolph Valentino, and was in his company at a party given by Barclay Warburon, Jr. when the actor became ill on August 14, 1926.  Cause of death: Overdose of barbituates.


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