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Thelma Ritter

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Also Known As: Died: February 5, 1969
Born: February 14, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) as Mrs. Schwartz
A smuggled toucan escapes from New York customs and infects every downtrodden person in the city with a virus that causes them to be happy and generous.
The Incident (1967) as Bertha Beckerman
The passengers on a New York subway car are terrorized by two teenage delinquents. Although outnumbered, the teenagers take advantage of the passenger's passivity and unwillingness to act together. We watch how the different personalities of the passengers react to the situation.
Boeing Boeing (1965) as Bertha
A playboy uses airline schedules to maintain "exclusive" relationships with three flight attendants at the same time.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Agatha Clegg
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Grace Arden
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
A New Kind of Love (1963) as Lena O'Connor
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
For Love or Money (1963) as Chloe Brasher
A millionairess forces her lawyer to find suitable husbands for her three daughters who stand to inherit a fortune.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Elizabeth Stroud
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
The Second Time Around (1961) as Aggie
A widow with several children leaves New York City to become a ranch hand in territorial Arizona.
The Misfits (1961) as Isabelle Steers
A sensitive divorcee gets mixed up with modern cowboys roping mustangs in the desert.
A Hole in the Head (1959) as Sophie Manetta
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
Pillow Talk (1959) as Alma
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
The Proud and Profane (1956) as Kate Connors
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Alicia Prichard
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
Lucy Gallant (1955) as Molly Basserman
A fashion designer sacrifices happiness to build a string of clothing stores.
Rear Window (1954) as Stella
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
Titanic (1953) as Maude Young
An unhappily married couple realize their problems seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
Pickup on South Street (1953) as Moe
A petty thief accidentally steals a communist spy''''s purse.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Lucy Cashdollar
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Clancy
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1952) as Mae Swasey
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
As Young As You Feel (1951) as Della Hodges
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
The Mating Season (1951) as Ellen McNulty
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
All About Eve (1950) as Birdie [Coonan]
An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star's career and love life.
I'll Get By (1950) as Miss Murphy
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Lena Fassler
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
Father Was a Fullback (1949) as Geraldine
City Across the River (1949) as Katie Cusack
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Despite the efforts of Franks's parents, he and pal Benny get involved in a serious crime. Can Stan Albert, head of the community center, prevent them from becoming full-time crooks?
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Sadie Dugan
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Mother
A department store Santa claims to be the real thing.

Cast (special)

Showoff, The (1955) as Mrs Fisher
The story of Aubrey Piper, an egotistical, loud-mouthed showoff and dreamer who attempts to impress others with his big ambitions while at the same time preserving his self-respect. Based on the play by George Kelly.

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