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Also Known As: Zasu Pitts Died: June 7, 1963
Born: January 3, 1898 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Parsons, Kansas, USA Profession: actor

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Lead and supporting player from 1917 who first gained attention for her performance in Erich Von Stroheim's mammoth "Greed" (1924). With the emergence of sound Pitts established herself as an endearingly daffy comedienne, often in support of Thelma Todd or in tandem with Slim Summerville. Pitts' trademark wailing voice and fluttering hands were last seen on screen in Stanley Kramer's 1963 film, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

Lead and supporting player from 1917 who first gained attention for her performance in Erich Von Stroheim's mammoth "Greed" (1924). With the emergence of sound Pitts established herself as an endearingly daffy comedienne, often in support of Thelma Todd or in tandem with Slim Summerville. Pitts' trademark wailing voice and fluttering hands were last seen on screen in Stanley Kramer's 1963 film, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Switchboard operator
2.
 The Thrill of It All (1963) Olivia
3.
 Teenage Millionaire (1961) Aunt Theodora
4.
 This Could Be the Night (1957) Mrs. Shea
5.
 Francis Joins the WACS (1954) Lt. Valerie Humpert
6.
 Denver & Rio Grande (1952) Jane
7.
 Francis (1950) Valerie Humpert
8.
 Life with Father (1947) Cora [Cartwright]
9.
 The Perfect Marriage (1947) Rosa
10.
 Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) Elvira Spriggens
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Raised in California
1917:
Feature acting debut, "A Little Princess"
1925:
Lead in Erich von Stroheim's "Greed"
1956:
Starring role on TV series, "The Gale Storm Show"
1963:
Last feature acting role in "The Thrill of It All"
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Notes

Her unusual first name came from two aunts after whom she was named Eliza and Susan.

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husband:
Edward Woodall. Real estate broker, former tennis pro.

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son:
Don Gallery. Adopted son of actor Barbara La Marr; born in 1923; raised by Pitts after La Marr's death.

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