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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1992
Born: August 2, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer, complicated by a stroke and pneumonia
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Awakenings (1990) as Mrs Lowe
A doctor''''s experiments bring a group of comatose patients back to consciousness.
Haunting Passion, The (1983) as Judith Granville
Beautiful Jane Seymour is torn between two loves -- her sportscaster husband with a career setback that causes him to ignore her, and a handsome, sensual ghost who wants to possess her sexually. Elegantly -- and erotically -- photographed by Hiro Narita.
Skokie (1981) as Grandma Jensen
Danny Kaye made his television acting debut in this highly acclaimed film dramatizing the controversial street demonstrations attempted by Nazis in the mainly-Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois, in late 1977, and the effects of the prospective march on many World War II concentration camp survivor
Christmas Without Snow, A (1980) as Inez
Sentimental holiday tale of a divorcee from San Francisco who moves to a small Nebraska town with her son to start a new life and joins the church choir that is under the strict leadership of a perfectionist director who is striving for a professional level presentaion of Handel's "Messiah."
Wedding, A (1978) as Aunt Beatrice Sloan Cory
The wedding day of Dino and Muffin is more chaotic than anyone could have predicted. As the bishop is stumbling through their wedding vows, Dino's grandmother dies in a bedroom upstairs. This news is kept a secret from the two families who spend the reception fighting with each other, looking for s
3 Women (1977) as Pinky'S Mother
Shy, reclusive girl Pinky starts work at a solarium and becomes emotionally attached to her fellow worker, Millie. After an accident, the women seem to inexplicably swap personalities, and then return back to normal. A third woman, a local artist, prowls around on the periphery of the story.
The Late Show (1977) as Mrs Schmidt
An aging private eye hooks up with a Hollywood eccentric to investigate his partner''s murder.
Arch of Triumph (1948) as Madame Fessler
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
Humoresque (1947) as Esther Boray
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Selina Hall
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Miss Ridgeway
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Amy Harper
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
Sentimental Journey (1946) as Mrs. McMasters
An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945) as Lisbeth Chisholm
A crusading priest struggles to build a mission in China.
The Girl of the Limberlost (1945) as Kate Comstock
Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship who-hates-the-girl relationship from an aunt to her mother. This time out, Elnora Comstock (Dorinda Clifton) lives on the edge of a great swamp and collects butterflies to sell in order to go to high school and pay for violin lessons. Her mother, Kate Comstock (Ruth Nelson), hates her as she blames the girl for the father's death as he drowned in a quagmire on the way home the night the girl was born. The years-late revelation that the husband had been off courting a neighbor woman that night brings an attitude adjustment to the mother.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Miss McDonough
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
Wilson (1945) as Ellen [Axson] Wilson
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
The Eve of St. Mark (1944) as Nell West
None Shall Escape (1944) as Alice Grimm
A Nazi officer on trial for war crimes thinks back on his past.
The North Star (1943) as Nadya
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.

Cast (special)

Lethal Innocence (1991) as Bernice Hope
A drama based on the true-life story of a small Vermont town that successfully adopts a Cambodian refugee family after a long battle with Washington bureaucrats.
Broadway Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre (1989)
A program profiling the Group Theatre, a theatrical company which introduced "method" acting and was founded in the 1930s in New York. Surviving members of the group are interviewed and archival footage of excerpts from plays originally produced by The Group Theatre is shown.

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