From the 1935 Lawlor Professionals:
Marilyn Gates’ photo appears in this casting book. The ad indicates that she is an “NBC artist,” speaks French and has stage experience.
From the 1936 Lawlor Professional School Yearbook:
Marilyn Gates was in the eighth grade class in 1936. She wrote an article in French for the Lawlor Journal.
From the February 11, 1937 Lawlor Journal:
Marilyn Gates wrote an article about the French class, in French.
From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•JUNIOR CARNIVAL AN EVENT
Whoops, shouts, and laughter mingled with the loud, hoarse cries of the barker greeted the students of our school indicating that the Carnival Game booths, food booths, and fun concessions met the eye on all sides. Here was Buddy McCallister, barking for the “Kiss Booth” – – the kisses being Betty Hainey and June Ross. Hal Belter “barked” for the Carnival attracting visitors to Florence Halop’s “Raffle Surprise”, Kingston Deat’s “Raffle of a Xmas Tree,” Harvey Dack’s “Wheel of Fortune,” and Ray Sperry’s “Darts and Balloons.” Marilyn Gates watched the finances, while the other girls and boys helped with the food booths and such. Throwing-of-Rings formed another popular booth.
The students of the 11th Grade worked hard to make their affair a success, and according to attendance and cooperation, it was!
•WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – With family
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS – anything
From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Senior:
Marilyn Gates is the next on our list of seniors. She represents Cleveland, Ohio. Marilyn is interested in photography, reading and French. And she can get along very nicely without mustard greens. Her ambition is to see America first and then tour Europe (but not at the present).
Marilyn had a double major.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
ALUMNI: Marilyn Gates is attending Junior College.