The veteran actress Hollywoodguest star of Star Trek: The Next GenerationMarsha Hunt has died at the age of 104. Roger C. Memos, writer and director of the documentary Marsha Hunt’s Sweet Adversity, he told The Hollywood Reporter that Hunt died of natural causes at her home in Sherman Oaks, where she had lived since 1946. Hunt played Anne Jameson in the season one episode of TNG “Too Short a Season”.
An obituary in The New York Times notes that Hunt was born with the full name of Marcia Virginia Hunt. Her parents were Earl Hunt, a lawyer, and Minabel Hunt, a vocalist. Her family moved to Manhattan, where Hunt attended PS 9 and the Horace Mann School for Girls in Manhattan. “A talent scout who saw her in a school play in 1935 offered her a screen test. Nothing came of her offer, but that summer she visited her uncle in Hollywood and ended up being hounded by various studios,” the article says. “She signed with Paramount and made her screen debut that year in a quickly forgotten movie called The Virginia Judge“.
Hunt made an appearance on The Next Generation
Hunt appeared in more than 50 films between 1935 and 1949 and was on her way to stardom until, as a result of her political activism, she was blacklisted. The Internet Movie Database lists 116 film and television credits from Hunt, who found steady work, particularly in television, in his later years. His credits include Pride and Prejudice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, Johnny Got His Gun, Murder, She Wrote Y Matlock. Your episode of star trek aired in 1988 and it was his last work for 18 years, until he made three final projects: the feature film Chloe’s Prayer in 2006, a short film titled The Grand Inquisitor in 2008 and the TV movie Empire State Building Murdersalso in 2008.
On her only visit to the Star Trek universe, Hunt’s character, Anne Jameson, was the wife of Starfleet Admiral Mark Jameson, played by Clayton Rohner with prosthetic limbs that made them look very old. According to a character biography in Memory Alpha, Anne married Mark in 2314, and despite spending a lot of time apart, they were still married 50 years later. Memory Alpha notes: “In 2364, she accompanied her husband, who was suffering from Iverson’s disease, aboard the USS Enterprise-D to be with him on his mission as a negotiator on Mordan IV. She was amazed at the beauty and size of the guest rooms aboard the Enterprise-D and she told her husband that they would never have been apart during their time on the starships if they had rooms this size.” .
Hunt played the wife of a Starfleet admiral who had taken an age-reversing drug.
“Anne Jameson was shocked when she learned that her husband injected himself with anti-aging medication from Cerberus II and it pained her to see him suffer from this medication and also rejuvenate by the hour,” the Memory Alpha entry continues. “Mark Jameson originally planned to try that medicine and then use it together with his wife, but when he found out that Karnas asked him to negotiate, he used both doses. Anne Jameson got mad at her husband because she didn’t tell him about it sooner. She never took that medicine. She was by her side when she died on Mordan IV from taking the anti-aging dose. She requested that her husband, Mark, be buried on Mordan IV, which Karnas agreed to.”
According to The New York Times, Hunt was married twice, first to Jerry Hopper, a Paramount executive. That union ended in divorce in 1945. In 1946, she married writer Robert Presnell Jr. That marriage lasted until her death in 1986. Hunt is survived by several nieces and nephews.
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Marsha Hunt, the oldest actress to appear on Star Trek, has died at 104