Ravitz, Marvin

Marvin Ravitz

Born: 6 June 1921
Died: 24 August 1989, age 68

Attended Mar-Ken 1936-1938.

From the October 15, 1936 Lawlor Journal article, “Public Speaking Group to Present Plays”:
Special Selections will be given on the day the play will be presented. Those giving these specialties are: Marvin Ravitz …..

From the December 3, 1936 Lawlor Journal:

For spending exactly 25¢, my friends – one quarter of a dollar – I had the privilege of seeing the “Greatest Little Show in Hollywood”. I am referring to last Sunday night’s Lawlor’s Revue. Such a display of talent couldn’t be found in anything less than one of Busby Berkeley’s superb dance creations.

Zeal and zest was added to the program by the three M.C.’s – Gene Stockwell, Leonard Sues and Al Hill. But the highlights of the evening were Betty and Harry McCabe, Eric Evans and Marvin Ravitz. Eric favored us with “Arise Oh Sun” and “The Way You Look Tonight”. Marvin did “Pale Moon” and “Lolita”, and Betty and Harry – well, you should have been there! With three encores, they practically stole the show. I think Leon Janney deserves honorable mention at this point. To say the least, he had us in hysterics for maybe ten minutes, and I heretofore state he can darken my doorway anytime he wishes. The others were also splendid.

The play, “Laff That Off”, by Don Mullay, is slowly, but surely progressing. What with stars, leads and understudies, Mrs. DeShon has her hands full.

Marvin Ravitz and Jed McKee are both in the limelight for the comedy lead. The two boys portray the part to about the same standing, except that their personalities differ. Although the part is funny and rough, Marvin seems to keep a calm, cool tone in his voice; when Jed’s emotions are decidedly bombastic.

They both have Public Speaking different periods, but while rehearsing, they have the class in an uproar. So, with Jed a “scream” and Marvin a “riot”, we are all very sure that we will have a fun house.

— Catherine Kennedy