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Also Known As: Died: June 7, 1963
Born: January 3, 1898 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Parsons, Kansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
The Thrill of It All (1963) as Olivia
A doctor tries to cope with his wife's newfound stardom as an advertising pitch woman.
2.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Switchboard operator
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
3.
Teenage Millionaire (1961) as Aunt Theodora
A teen tycoon becomes a rock star.
4.
This Could Be the Night (1957) as Mrs. Shea
A schoolteacher gets a secretarial job at a gangster-run nightclub.
5.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954) as Lt. Valerie Humpert
On arrival at Fort Chase, ex-soldier Peter Stirling, recalled to active duty, is re-united with his old pal Francis the Talking Mule. Gradually, it dawns on Peter that a clerical error has assigned him to an all-female WAC base, where broad slapstick is the order of the day and Francis has more horse sense than any of the human officers. Too innocent to appreciate the pleasant aspects of his predicament, Peter ends by helping the "enemy" in a war-game battle of the sexes.
6.
Denver & Rio Grande (1952) as Jane
Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.
7.
Francis (1950) as Valerie Humpert
A talking mule helps a hapless soldier uncover an enemy agent.
8.
Life with Father (1947) as Cora [Cartwright]
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
9.
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Rosa
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
10.
Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) as Elvira Spriggens
11.
Let's Face It (1943) as Cornelia Pigeon
12.
Tish (1942) as Aggie Pilkington
Three small-town spinsters adopt a baby.
13.
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) as Miss Emily Pepper
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
14.
The Bashful Bachelor (1942) as Geraldine
An Arkansas store owner stages a series of accidents to impress a woman with his heroism.
15.
So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as "Aunt" Emma Bates
16.
Miss Polly (1941) as Miss [Pandora] Polly
A small-town matchmaker takes on the local blue noses.
17.
Niagara Falls (1941) as Emmy Sawyer
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
18.
Broadway Limited (1941) as Myra [Pottle]
A Hollywood publicity stunt ruins the leading lady's love life and draws the attention of federal agents.
19.
Week-End for Three (1941) as Anna
A married woman invites a former boyfriend to dinner, and he decides to move in.
20.
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as Miss Pepper
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
21.
It All Came True (1940) as Miss Flint
A gangster hides out in a boardinghouse full of eccentrics.
22.
No, No Nanette (1940) as Pauline
23.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Mrs. Bingham
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
24.
Naughty but Nice (1939) as Aunt Penelope
A college professor turns songwriter and falls for his lyricist.
25.
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939) as Dulcy Lee
26.
Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Lilly
27.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Mme. Moulin
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
28.
Forty Naughty Girls (1937) as Hildegarde Withers
A schoolteacher turns detective to solve a theatrical murder.
29.
Wanted (1937)
30.
Sing Me a Love Song (1937) as Gwen Logan
A playboy turns over a new leaf and starts from the bottom of the family business.
31.
52nd Street (1937) as Letitia Rondell
32.
The Plot Thickens (1936) as Hildegarde Withers
Schoolteacher Hildegarde Withers suspects a deadly link between two seemingly unrelated murders.
33.
Mad Holiday (1936) as Mrs. [Fay] Kinney
A temperamental film star''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
34.
13 Hours by Air (1936) as Miss Harkins
35.
Going Highbrow (1935) as Mrs. [Cora] Upshaw
A nouveau riche couple try to break into high society.
36.
Hot Tip (1935) as Belle McGill
A racing fan's predictions go wrong and land his friends in debt.
37.
Spring Tonic (1935) as Maggie
38.
She Gets Her Man (1935) as Esmeralda
39.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) as Mrs. [Prunella] Judson
A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.
40.
The Affair of Susan (1935) as Susan
41.
3 on a Honeymoon (1934) as Alice Mudge
42.
Love Birds (1934) as Araminta Tootle
43.
Their Big Moment (1934) as Tillie Whim
A phony psychic conjures up a real ghost who asks her to solve his murder.
44.
Sing and Like It (1934) as Annie Snodgrass
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
45.
Dames (1934) as Mathilda [Ounce Hemingway]
A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.
46.
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) as Tillie [Prescott]
A stranded carnival girl comes between a lady show owner and the town barber.
47.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934) as Miss [Tabitha] Hazy
The Wiggs family plan to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rundown shack with leftover stew, without Mr. Wiggs who wandered off long ago an has never been heard from. Do-gooder Miss Lucy brings them a real feast. Her boyfriend Bob arranges to take Wiggs' sick boy to a hospital. Their other boy makes some money peddling kindling and takes the family to a show. Mrs. Wiggs is called to the hopsital just in time to see her boy die. Her neighbor Miss Mazy wants to marry Mr. Stubbins who insists on tasting her cooking. Mrs. Wiggs sneaks her dishes past Stubbins who agrees to marriage. Mr. Wiggs appears suddenly, in tatters, with just the amount of money (twenty dollars) needed to save the family from foreclosure. Miss Lucy and Bob get married.
48.
Two Alone (1934) as Esthey Roberts
An orphan sent to work on a farm gets pregnant.
49.
The Gay Bride (1934) as Mirabelle
A gold digger tries to get ahead by marrying a succession of ill-fated racketeers.
50.
Private Scandal (1934) as Miss Coates
51.
They Just Had to Get Married (1933) as Molly Hull
52.
Out All Night (1933) as Bunny
53.
Hello, Sister! (1933) as Millie
54.
Her First Mate (1933) as Mary Horner
55.
Meet the Baron (1933) as ZaSu
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
56.
Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (1933) as Connie Clark
57.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Elmerada [de Leon]
A radio star''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
58.
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933) as Sibby
A socialite can't choose between the tough guy she's turned into a gentleman and the gentleman she's turned into a tough guy.
59.
Mr. Skitch (1933) as Mrs. [Maddie] Skitch
60.
Broken Lullaby (1932) as Anna
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
61.
The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) as Miss Gladys Fairweather
62.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as Telephone operator
Poster writes a gossip column for the Morning Gazette. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets most of his information from his gal, Peggy who is a showgirl. When Bill sees Tony stab Angelo Spinelli to death in a speak easy, he puts it front page of the Gazette. But on the night that he goes out with heiress Mildred, he slips the diamond that came from Peggy's finger on Mildred's finger and announces his engagement - while tattling about her friends in his column. This gets him in dutch with Mildred and Peggy. At the same time, the cops cannot find Tony, but Tony is looking for Poster to thank him for the publicity.
63.
Once in a Lifetime (1932) as Miss Leighton
64.
Madison Sq. Garden (1932) as Florrie
65.
Roar of the Dragon (1932) as Gabby tourist
Bandits menace Americans on a Chinese riverboat.
66.
Unexpected Father (1932) as Polly Pickerill
67.
The Crooked Circle (1932) as Nora Rafferty
68.
Strangers of the Evening (1932) as Sybil Smith
69.
The Vanishing Frontier (1932) as Aunt Sylvia
Its 1850 and California is under ruthless military rule. Kirby Tornell's rancho has been taken over by soldiers and when two of Kirby's men are captured, he goes there to free them. He meets the General's daughter there and attracted to her, repeatedly returns to see her. Eventually he is captured and now his men must try and rescue him.
70.
Shopworn (1932) as Dot
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
71.
Westward Passage (1932) as Mrs. Truesdale
An heiress gives up her fortune to wed a poor novelist, then dreams of giving their children the finer things.
72.
Steady Company (1932) as Dot
73.
Destry Rides Again (1932) as Temperance worker
Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, Destry chases down the killer and learning Brant is the man, heads out to get him.
74.
Make Me a Star (1932) as Mrs. Scudder
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
75.
Back Street (1932) as Mrs. Dole
76.
Blondie of the Follies (1932) as Gertie
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
77.
Free Love (1931) as Ada
78.
The Big Gamble (1931) as Nora [Dugan]
A gambler fakes his death so he can pay off his creditors with the insurance money.
79.
A Woman of Experience (1931) as Katie
A female con artist uses her skills against German spies.
80.
Finn and Hattie (1931) as Hattie Haddock
81.
Their Mad Moment (1931) as Miss Dibbs
82.
Penrod and Sam (1931) as Mrs. Bassett
Booth Tarkington's tale of two mischievous boys in turn-of-the-century Indiana.
83.
The Secret Witness (1931) as Bella
A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove who really committed the murder.
84.
Bad Sister (1931) as Minnie
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
85.
Seed (1931) as Jennie
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company; he has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend Mildred is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy.
86.
The Guardsman (1931) as Liesl
A jealous husband dons a disguise to test his wife's fidelity.
87.
Beyond Victory (1931) as "Mlle." Fritzi
Four soldiers at the front think back on their reasons for enlisting.
88.
The Devil's Holiday (1930) as Ethel
89.
Honey (1930) as Mayme
90.
Sin Takes a Holiday (1930) as Anna
A stenographer tries to save her boss from his divorcee girlfriend.
91.
No, No, Nanette (1930) as Pauline
92.
Passion Flower (1930) as Mrs. Harney
A society woman courts heartache when she falls in love with her chauffeur.
93.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) as Paul's mother
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.
94.
War Nurse (1930) as Cushie
A nurse fights to survive when she's caught behind enemy lines during World War I.
95.
Monte Carlo (1930) as Maria
A wealthy count poses as a hairdresser to romance a financially strapped countess.
96.
River's End (1930) as Louise
An accused killer takes over the life of the Canadian Mountie who died hunting him down.
97.
The Lottery Bride (1930) as Hilda
Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.
98.
The Little Accident (1930) as Monica
99.
The Squealer (1930) as Bella
A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was that she wanted him out of the way so she could have his best friend.
100.
Her Private Life (1929) as Timmins
101.
The Dummy (1929) as Rose Gleason
102.
The Locked Door (1929) as Telephone girl
A woman once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer tries to save her sister from him.
103.
The Squall (1929) as Lena
A gypsy beauty sets the men of a farming family to fighting over her favors.
104.
Oh, Yeah (1929) as The Elk
105.
Paris (1929) as Harriet
A stage star's romance with a young man is jeopardized by his mother's arrival.
106.
The Argyle Case (1929) as Mrs. Wyatt
A homicide cop investigates the murder of a multimillionaire.
107.
This Thing Called Love (1929) as Clara Bertrand
108.
Twin Beds (1929) as Tillie
109.
Sins of the Fathers (1928) as Mother Spengler
A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds out what happened. Complications ensue.
110.
Buck Privates (1928) as Hulda
111.
The Wedding March (1928) as Cecelia Schweisser
Prince Nikki, Lieutenant of the Guard in pre WWI Vienna, is flat broke, but the only advice he gets from his parents is either to shoot himself or to marry money. During the Chorpus Christi parade his horse accidentaly hurts poor Mitzi, the daughter of inn-keepers in a Viennese suburb, who is, according to the wishes of her parents, going to marry the butcher Schani. When Nikki visits her at the hospital, they fall in love, much to the dislike of her parents and Schani. Nikki's parents, meanwhile have arranged a prospective marriage with Cecilia, the limping daughter of a very rich non-aristocratic industrial. Due to the fact, that Nikki's father is a general in the Austrian-Hungarian Army, resitance is useless. When Mitzi, after hearing of it, is still refusing Schani's proposal, he vowes to shoot Nikki when he leaves the church.
112.
13 Washington Square (1928) as Mathilde
113.
Wife Savers (1928) as Germaine
114.
Casey at the Bat (1927) as Camille
115.
Old Shoes (1927) as
116.
What Happened to Jones (1926) as Hilda
On the night before his wedding, a young man plays poker with friends. When the game is raided by the police, he escapes into a Turkish bath on ladies night, ending up disguised in drag and with difficult explanations to make.
117.
Early To Wed (1926) as Mrs. Dugan
118.
Risky Business (1926) as Agnes Wheaton
119.
Mannequin (1926) as Annie Pogani
120.
Her Big Night (1926) as Gladys Smith
121.
Sunny Side Up (1926) as Evelyn
122.
Monte Carlo (1926) as Hope Durant
An American adventurer on the run from detectives finds love.
123.
Secrets of the Night (1925) as Celia Stebbins
124.
Lazybones (1925) as Ruth Fanning
Steve Tuttle (Charles Jones), the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.
125.
The Great Divide (1925) as Polly Jordan
126.
Thunder Mountain (1925) as Mandy Coulter
127.
Greed (1925) as Trina
In this silent film, lust for gold tears apart a dentist and his wife.
128.
Pretty Ladies (1925) as Maggie Keenan
A headlining comedienne falls in love with a drummer after literally taking a fall off the stage.
129.
The Business of Love (1925) as Miss Wright
130.
A Woman's Faith (1925) as Blanche
131.
Wages for Wives (1925) as Luella Logan
132.
133.
The Great Love (1925) as Nancy
134.
Triumph (1924) as A factory girl
The will states that the tin factory goes to his wastrel son King if he'll settle down or else to his son by another marriage factory manager William. Both sons wants factory forewoman Ann.
135.
The Goldfish (1924) as Amelia Pugsley
136.
The Legend of Hollywood (1924) as Mary Brown
137.
Changing Husbands (1924) as Delia
138.
The Fast Set (1924) as Mona
139.
Daughters of Today (1924) as Lorena
140.
West of the Water Tower (1924) as Dessie Arnhalt
141.
Tea--With a Kick (1923) as "Brainy" Jones
142.
Three Wise Fools (1923) as Mickey
143.
Poor Men's Wives (1923) as Apple Annie
144.
Souls for Sale (1923) as
In this silent film, a young woman turns Hollywood upside down in her search for stardom.
145.
146.
The Girl Who Came Back (1923) as Anastasia Muldoon
147.
Is Matrimony a Failure? (1922) as Mrs. Wilbur
148.
Youth to Youth (1922) as Emily
149.
For the Defense (1922) as Jennie Dunn
150.
A Daughter of Luxury (1922) as Mary Cosgrove
151.
Patsy (1921) as Patsy
152.
The Heart of Twenty (1920) as Katie Abbott
153.
Seeing It Through (1920) as Betty Lawrence
154.
Better Times (1919) as Nancy Scroggs
155.
Poor Relations (1919) as Daisy Perkins
156.
The Other Half (1919) as Jennie Jones, The Jazz Kid
157.
Men, Women and Money (1919) as Katie Jones
158.
How Could You, Jean? (1918) as Oscar's sweetheart
159.
A Society Sensation (1918) as Mary
160.
A Lady's Name (1918) as Emily
161.
162.
The Little Princess (1917) as Becky
Little Sara Crewe is placed in a boarding school by her father when he goes off to war, but he does not understand that the headmistress is a cruel, spiteful woman who makes life miserable for Sara.

Cast (special)

163.
Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms, The (1993) as Trina Sieppe ("Greed")
Robert Altman's perspective on Frank Norris' novel "McTeague," a turn-of-the-century tale of a simple dentist and his wife whose lives are destroyed by a bag of gold. Includes passages from the novel, read by Studs Terkel; scenes from composer William Bolcom's music-drama, a 1992 world premiere at L
164.
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1954) as Miss Preen
The story of Sheridan Whiteside, a famous author who visits a couple, the Stanleys, intending to stay only for dinner -- until he accidentally breaks his hip and is confined to the Stanley home for six weeks. The plot revolves around the havoc Sheridan causes with his opinionated view of life. Based

Cast (short)

165.
MAIDS A LA MODE (1933)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they get caught by their boss at a party.
166.
One Track MInds (1933)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts head to Hollywood with dreams of stardom... little do they know that the man with the power to make it happen is on the train!
167.
ASLEEP IN THE FEET (1933)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts try their hand at being charitable by working at a dance club to raise money for a friend.
168.
The Bargain of the Century (1933)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they become the cause of a police officer losing his job.
169.
Sealskins (1932)
In this short film, an aspiring journalist and her friend follow a lead for a stolen royal seal when they should be working on their attention to detail.
170.
Strictly Unreliable (1932)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd has gotten her big break in a vaudeville act but friend ZaSu Pitts steals the show.
171.
Soilers, The (1932)
In an attempt to make money for college, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts, go door to door selling magazines but end up in a courtroom instead of a classroom in this short film.
172.
The Old Bull (1932)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts go out for a driving lesson... and what a lesson they get!
173.
Alum and Eve (1932)
To avoid getting a speeding ticket, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts pretend they are rushing to the hospital in this short film.
174.
RED NOSES (1932)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts get sent to a spa while recovering from being sick.
175.
Sneak Easily (1932)
A juror accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just happens to be a time bomb in this comedic short.
176.
Show Business (1932)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts travel along with their pet monkey to a show but their antics on the train antagonize the show director.
177.
ON THE LOOSE (1931)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are excited when they are taken out by two gentlemen but discover quickly that they are not going to be wined and dined.
178.
LET'S DO THINGS (1931)
Comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are taken out for a night on the town by two not so sharp men in this short film.
179.
Pajama Party, The (1931)
In this short film, a society matron insists that Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd spend the evening at her mansion after running their car off the road.
180.
CATCH AS CATCH CAN (1931)
In this comedic short, a hotel phone operator finds love with a wrestler with a little matchmaking help from a friend.
181.
WAR MAMAS (1931)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves behind enemy lines and playing strip poker with Germans!
182.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1925 Studio Tour (1925)
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.

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