[[File:Majorie Proops Allan Warren.jpg|thumb|Proops photographed by [[Allan Warren]]]]
Rebecca Marjorie Proops [[OBE]] (formerly Rayle, née Israel; 10 August 1911–10 November 1996) was probably best known as an [[agony aunt]] in the United Kingdom, writing the column Dear Marje for the [[Daily Mirror]] newspaper.
Proops was born in [[Woking]], [[Surrey]]ref as the elder daughter of Alfred (a publican) and Martha Israel ([[née]] Rayle). Alfred Israel later had the family name changed to Rayle. The family moved to [[London]] and Proops was educated at [[Dalston]] Secondary School. She excelled at English and art, and had a fine [[contralto]] voice. Her teachers, nevertheless, advised her against [[matriculation]]. Instead, she took a drawing course that enabled her to get a job in a studio near . In 1935, she married Sidney Joseph Proops, with whom she had a son, Robert.ref
In 1939, Proops became a journalist. Her first job was as fashion correspondent for the Daily Mirror. Following the death of the problem page editor, Proops was given the job of reading and answering her correspondence, and soon became the agony aunt herself, a post she held until her own death. As well as being an adviser, she used her column to campaign for numerous causes. One that she advocated for was the establishment of special "suites" for the treatment and interviewing of rape victims, to minimize the stigma of reporting such crimes.ref It was alleged by fellow newspaper columnist [[Vernon Coleman]] that she may have held racist views.ref