Raised in Salinas, California by Jim and Sally Martins with one brother Kearney, Marguerite married Clifford Happy in 1977 and moved to Newhall.
Marguerite’s father-in-law, Don Happy, helped her become an extra in the motion picture business at age 18. While working on the film "1941" in 1979, stunt coordinator Terry Leonard converted her during a fight scene and her stunt career began.
Credits include: “Little House on the Prairie”, “How The West Was Won”, "Thelma and Louise", "Men in Black II", "The Mask of Zorro", "Runaway Bride", "Charlies Angels Full Throttle", “Pure Country”, “Rodeo Girl”, “Triumphs of a Man Called Horse III, “Bad Girls”, “NCIS” to name a few.
Marguerite is a loyal Gold Card member of The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and enjoys competing in the Barrel Race and Team Roping. Finding herself semi-retired she enjoys giving horse riding lessons, riding outside horses and is grateful for the opportunity to continue learning from these experiences.
She was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and become an Honoree of The 2017 Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award in recognition of her work in Western Film.
After 40 years of marriage they are most proud of their two sons Sean, Ryan and daughter in-law Erica.
Marguerite would like to thank Diamond and Linda Farnsworth for asking her to be a part of the 2017 Lone Pine Film Festival and looks forward to spending time in Lone Pine with “movie fans." Marguerite will particpate in the Panel Discussion on Saturday @ 3:00 PM in the High School Quad, just outside the High School Auditorium. Movie Stunts in Films will be an exciting discusison on movie stunts and in working in the shadows of film's super stars. Leading the panel discussion and as a speaker will be Diamond Farnsworth, Stunt Coordinator and long time friend of Lone.
With the November 2016 publication of his third collaboration with veteran actor Robert Wagner, “I Loved Her In The Movies,” Scott Eyman has authored 14 books, including the NYT Bestseller “John Wayne: The Life and Legend,” and two other Bestsellers with veteran actor Robert Wagner: “You Must Remember This” (published March 2014) and “Pieces of My Heart” (published 2008).
Scott’s next book, “Hank and Jim,” will be published on Oct. 31, 2017, by Simon & Schuster. It’s about the 50-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart.
Among his other books are “Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille,” which won the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award, “Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer,” “Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford,” “Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise,” and “The Speed of Sound” (all Simon & Schuster) and “John Ford: The Searcher” for Taschen.
Scott was the 2014 recipient of the National Board of Review William K. Everson Award for Film History for his body of work. His journalism and criticism work made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He’s won multiple writing awards for his feature writing, film and literary criticism.
He has lectured extensively around the world, most frequently at the National Film Theater in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Moscow Film Theater. He’s done the commentary tracks for many DVDs, including “Trouble in Paradise,” “My Darling Clementine,” and “Stagecoach.”
Scott also writes pieces for Film Comment, as well as book reviews for The Wall Street Journal. He has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as practically every film magazine extinct or still extant.
He’s the former literary and art critic for The Palm Beach Post; he and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach
On Saturday morning, TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz will moderate a panel discussion on how actor John Wayne and Director John Ford influenced the image of the American Western hero. Among the panel members will be Scott; Bob Boze Bell, the Editor/Publisher of True West magazine; and Ed Hulse, Western film historian and the author of the "Filming of the West of Zane Grey."
Following the screening of Cheyenne Social Club on Saturday night, Ben Mankiewicz will lead a discussion with Scott about the film and it’s two stars, who are the subject of his new book, Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart. Eyman is a frequent book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. He has written over a dozen books about the Golden Age of Hollywood, including what most consider the definitive biographies of both John Wayne and John Ford.