Mary Tomlinson (better known as Marjorie Main; February 24, 1890 – April 10, 1975) was an American character actress. She began working on Broadway. She often played mean, domineering and condescending ladies in movies. Those movies included Dead End, a 1937 movie, and the 1939 adaptation of The Women. Main acted as Ma Kettle in later movies. Main was born in Indiana. She died in Los Angeles at age eighty-five from lung cancer.