Marguerite De la Motte (1902-1950). American actress. Like many actresses, she initially trained as a dancer. She began a screen career in 1918, eventually working for some of the better film producers of the era. She was married to ill-fated silent film actor John Bowers, who committed suicide once his film career ended at the beginning of the sound era. She only made four sound pictures, and then retired from the screen in the early 1940's.