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Also Known As: Died: October 26, 1962
Born: March 8, 1902 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Facts of Life (1960) as Gussie, the Gilberts' maid
Suburban marrieds are tempted to dabble in adultery.
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) as Rose Jones
An ambitious farm girl rushes into marriage with a rich man, almost destroying four lives in the process.
The Goddess (1958) as The Cook
Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) as Osia
A country girl saves a pilot after a plane crash.
Teenage Rebel (1956) as Willamay
A sometimes sappy, yet effective melodrama about a woman who tries to make amends with her teenage daughter that she gave up at the end of an unhappy marriage. When Nancy Fallon's daughter, Dorothy, is sent to live with her and her new family after years of separation, the struggle to maintain some semblance of family quickly deteriorates. (Nancy's ex-husband was able to persuade the courts to let him keep the girl because the mother was seen as unfit.) Now Dorothy's father has an interest other than her and to appease his new love interest, he asks Nancy to take and raise their daughter. This begins a tumultuous time in Dorothy's life as well as her mothers.
Good-Bye, My Lady (1956) as Bonnie Dew
A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Maid
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Artamosa
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
Colorado Sundown (1952) as Mattie
The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Selma
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Jackie's mother
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Girls' School (1950) as Hattie
Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Cleo
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Good Sam (1948) as Chloe
A family man helps out people in need and ends up broke in the process.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Bertha
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Gussie
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Banjo (1947) as Lindy
A southern orphan has to leave her beloved dog behind when she moves North.
Lover Come Back (1946) as Martha
Kay Williams, an executive with Styles, Inc., is true to her absent husband Bill despite much harassment for dates from co-workers. But when Bill finally returns from Europe, it becomes increasingly evident to Kay that he has been a world- class philanderer. Still loving him, Kay decides to take gentle revenge by making him think she does likewise. Ensuing comic events ridicule the double standard at every opportunity.
Delightfully Dangerous (1945) as Hannah
South of Dixie (1944) as Chloe [Magnolia Brown]
Follow the Boys (1944) as
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Bedelia
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Dixie Jamboree (1944) as Opal
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as Birdie
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Niagara
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Cleo
Top Man (1943) as Cleo
All by Myself (1943) as Willie
Jack London (1943) as Mammy Jenny
Episodes in the novelist's life: In 1890, young Jack London quits a cannery job to try oyster piracy. Later, he signs on for a sealing voyage, tries Yukon prospecting and a brief university career, loving and leaving women along the way. Instead of riches, he gets story ideas. Suddenly, he finds success and a delectable lady; but the urge to adventure won't let him go.
The Big Street (1942) as Ruby
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
The Vanishing Virginian (1942) as Aunt Emmeline [Preston]
A conservative southern patriarch tries to cope with changing times.
Young America (1942) as Pansy
Seven Sweethearts (1942) as Petunia
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
Holiday Inn (1942) as Mamie
When he loses in love, a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Addie
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Maum Maria
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Stella
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Kisses for Breakfast (1941) as Chlotilda
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
Sign of the Wolf (1941) as Beulah
Belle Starr (1941) as Mammy Lou
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
Virginia (1941) as Ophelia
I Want a Divorce (1940) as Celestine
No Time for Comedy (1940) as Clementine <I>"Rudy Vallee`s Protege</I>"
A wealthy culture vulture tries to steal a playwright from his actress wife.
Women Without Names (1940) as Ivory
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Aunt Lindy
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Aunt Tiny
Made for Each Other (1939) as Lily
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
Reform School (1939) as Mother Barton
The Headleys at Home (1938) as Hyacinth
Life Goes On (1938) as Sally Weston
Scandal Street (1938) as Clarice
Brother Rat (1938) as Jenny
A military cadet and his friends try to keep his marriage a secret.
Wings over Honolulu (1937) as Mammy
Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis (Wendy Barrie) by her adoring aunts Nellie (Margaret McWade) and Evie Curtis (Clara Blandick.) Wealthy yankee Gregory Chandler (Kent Taylor) claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist (Ray Milland) and Jack Furness (William Gargan) make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She marries him and follows him to Honolulu.But the Navy bungalow is a bit drab---"pitifully drab" to be exact---for a good old girl from a southern plantation, and she isn't too keen about airplanes flying over the house all day even if they are on a Naval base and, for goodness gracious sakes, ol' Stony's duties force him to stay away from home at times. Meanwhile, Gregory sails his yacht into the harbor with the express purpose of winning Lauralee away from Stony, which is not surprising for a damn yankee. She assures the cad that she loves her husband more than ever but...she will attend a party on his yacht since Stony is tied up doing whatever it is he does and a girl just can't stay cooped up all the time and she reckons there is nothing wrong in that. But Stony comes home early, finds out where she is going and reckons otherwise. They quarrel and Lauralee hies herself on to the party, which ends up on a slumming excursion to a disreputable cafe where a drunk makes a pass at Lauralee, and Gregory, miffed that someone other than he is out to spoil Lauralee's honor, fights the drunk. All three are hauled to jail and the story is all over Honolulu's morning newspapers. Grief-stricken and not wishing to bring further shame on Stony, Lauralee sends word she is leaving him for Gregory Chandler. Stony isn't buying any of that and he steals a Navy plane and goes in search of Chandler's yacht. To compound his theft of United States government property, Stony also manages to crash said property. He offers no defense at his court martial, since doing so would involve his wife's good (albeit somewhat tarnished) name. But Lauralee shows up and tells the court martial board it was all her fault, and the board reckons that under these circumstances Stony should be restored to full duty and rank but transferred to another base. In real life, of course, his next base would have been the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas doing a hard-duty twenty years behind the bars.
Love in a Bungalow (1937) as Millie
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Mamie
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
The Last Gangster (1937) as Gloria
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
General Spanky (1936) as Cornelia
Three youngsters get mixed up in a crucial Civil War battle.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Toinette
Young Phillip Ainsworth, (Bobby Breen), an orphan of the US Civil War, has been lovingly raised by Toinette, (Louise Beavers) a former slave. Toinette has big plans for the boy. She has saved her money to send him to a private school. But when the local priest, Father Josef, (Henry O'Neill) finds Phillip's family living in New York, the boy is sent north to live with people who refuse to accept him as their own. His only friend is the butler, Barrett, (Charles Butterworth). But his curmodgeon of a grandmother, (May Robson) is finally broken down by the boy's charm and good manners, and all ends happily. Along the way Breen has ample opportunity to show off his voice by singing several songs, including the title song three times.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Aunt Sukey
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
Bullets or Ballots (1936) as Nellie
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
Wives Never Know (1936) as Florabelle
West of the Pecos (1935) as Mauree
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Miranda
Palooka (1934) as Crystal
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
I Believed in You (1934) as Prisoner
The Woman Condemned (1934) as Sally
Cheaters (1934) as Lily
Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934) as Imogene
A lawyer gets mixed up in a net of intrigue when he witnesses a suicide.
I've Got Your Number (1934) as Crystal
Two telephone engineers try to clear a woman of criminal charges.
Imitation of Life (1934) as Delilah [Johnson]
A widow and her housekeeper go into business together but almost lose their daughters.
Bedside (1934) as Pansy
A fake doctor sets up a lucrative high-society practice.
Glamour (1934) as Millie
Ambitious chorus girl Linda Fayne (Constance Cummings)achieves a friendship with successful composer Victor Banki (Paul Lukas), who writes a song for her and gets her in an Ibsen (Joseph Cawthorn) show where she is a hit. Fame, romance and marriage to Victor, and a baby follows. Linda is attracted to Lorenzo Valenti (Philip Reed as Phillip Reed), whom she discovered in a Bohemian cafe and persuades Ibsen to give him a job in her show. She and Valenti have an affair and Victor consents to a divorce. The locale shifts to London where Valenti's success and life style parallels Linda's rise to fame. Disillusioned, she returns to New York where tragedy awaits. The child dies and Victor has lost his ability, but Linda spurns Valenti's cable asking her to return to him, and she and Victor chart a new course in life.
Registered Nurse (1934) as Flo
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
A Modern Hero (1934) as Maid
A circus rider makes a hit in the automotive industry but can't find happiness.
Million Dollar Baby (1934) as Mother
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
I Give My Love (1934) as
The Merry Frinks (1934) as Camille
A loving wife and mother tries to keep her eccentric family in line.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Maid
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
A Shriek in the Night (1933) as Maid
Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building.
Girl Missing (1933) as Julie
A new bride disappears from her honeymoon hotel the same night a dead body pops up.
Jimmy and Sally (1933) as Maid
Bombshell (1933) as Loretta
A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.
Her Bodyguard (1933) as Margot's maid
Her Splendid Folly (1933) as Anastasia
In the Money (1933) as Lily
What Price Innocence? (1933) as Hannah
She Done Him Wrong (1933) as Pearl
A saloon singer fights off smugglers, an escaped con and a Salvation Army officer out to reform her.
Hold Your Man (1933) as Restroom attendant
A hard-boiled babe and a con man wear down each other's rough edges.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933) as Minnie
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers.
Notorious but Nice (1933) as Ophelia
42nd Street (1933) as Pansy, maid
The definitive backstage musical, complete with the dazzling newcomer who goes on for the injured star.
Central Airport (1933) as Maid
A World War I flyer can only find work as chauffeur to a lady sky diver.
Only Yesterday (1933) as
Pick-Up (1933) as Magnolia
Unashamed (1932) as Amanda
A society girl''''s brother goes on trial for killing her lover.
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) as Ada
Fame complicates a naval hero''s private life.
Divorce in the Family (1932) as Rosetta
A young boy gets caught in an emotional tug of war between his divorcing parents.
The Expert (1932) as Lulu
An elderly man complicates his married son''''s life when he moves in.
Young America (1932) as Maid
Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being held up by bandits at the drugstore.
Street of Women (1932) as Maid
A property developer is torn between his wife and his mistress.
Too Busy to Work (1932) as Mammy
A hobo searches the countryside for the daughter he lost when his wife left him.
What Price Hollywood? (1932) as [Cassie] The maid
A drunken director whose career is fading helps a waitress become a Hollywood star.
Wild Girl (1932) as Mammy Lou
Night World (1932) as Maid
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) as
A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.
Girls About Town (1931) as Hattie
Heaven on Earth (1931) as Voo Doo Sue
Good Sport (1931) as September
Ladies of the Big House (1931) as Ivory
On their Wedding day, Kathleen and Standish McNeil are followed home by Kid Athens, (a wanted murderer), and Policeman Martin French (sent to get Kathleen as a witness). Athens shoots French and tosses a gun, engraved with "with love" next to French's body. This sets up Kathleen (once a moll for Athen's) and Standish as the murderers. Eager Assistant Attorney John Hartman, who works for Athens, manipulates the jury to a guilty verdict. Standish (Mac) is sent to death row and Kathleen to a violent Woman's Prison. She's befriended by Ivory and Maria, but is viciously treated by inmate, Susie Thompson, a former moll of Athens before Kathleen. Kathleen discovers that her appeal has been denied and decides to escape with pregnant inmate, Maria. Kathleen is allowed a visit with Mac (Standish) and tells him of her plan to escape and tell the world of their innocence. Maria is shot while trying to cut the fence. Kathleen's getaway boat is smashed and she's recaptured...
Sundown Trail (1931) as Jenny
A ranch foreman and an Eastern lady inherit a ranch.
Up for Murder (1931) as Maid
Annabelle's Affairs (1931) as Ruby
After only 11 hours of marriage, Annabelle and her husband separate-not knowing what each other truly looks like. Annabelle is given stocks in a mining enterprise by her husband and told not to part with them. Annabelle, an extravagant spender, is forced to give the stocks to her husband's millionaire rival. Hearing that her husband is returning home, Annabelle poses as a cook at her husband's rival's home. Her husband arrives but is unrecognizable to Annabelle. He's now working as a captain for his rival. Annabelle finds herself falling for this mysterious captain.
Don't Bet on Women (1931) as Servant
A bachelor bets his married friend that he can get a kiss from any woman in 24 hours -- including the man's wife.
She Couldn't Say No (1930) as Cora
Wide Open (1930) as Easter
A meek and clumsy employee of a large firm gets a chance to implement his useful ideas.
Safety in Numbers (1930) as Messaline
Back Pay (1930) as Hester's maid
A small-town flirt jilts her soldier boyfriend, but changes her mind when he returns from the front a blind man.
Nix on Dames (1929) as Magnolia
Coquette (1929) as Julia
A Southern belle's flirtation with a working man leads to tragedy.
Wall Street (1929) as Magnolia
The Glad Rag Doll (1929) as Hannah

Cast (short)

You're Telling Me (1932)
In this comedic short, two college students take up a friend''''s invitation to stay with him in the city.

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