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Also Known As: Died: October 20, 1942
Born: April 19, 1858 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Australia Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Joan of Paris (1942) as Mlle. Rosay
A waitress risks her life to help downed pilots escape occupied France.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Cornelia Wheelwright [also known as Miss White]
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
Four Mothers (1941) as Aunt Etta
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches.
Playmates (1941) as Grandma Kyser
A bandleader enlists a down-on-his-luck actor to teach him Shakespeare.
Irene (1940) as Granny O'Dare
An Irish shop girl falls in love with a high-society boy.
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) as Cecilia Dangerfield
Granny Get Your Gun (1940) as Minerva Hatton
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Penny
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Mme. Rappard
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.
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) as "Granny" Whitman
A freethinker''''s liberal ways are tested when her daughter announces plans for a premarital fling.
Four Wives (1939) as Aunt Etta
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
The Kid from Kokomo (1939) as Maggie Martin [Manell]
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) as Grandma
A young boxer flees to farming country when he thinks he's killed an opponent in the ring.
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939) as Grandma
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head''''s hatred to make it on the big screen.
Four Daughters (1938) as Aunt Etta
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
The Texans (1938) as Granna
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Aunt Elizabeth [Mrs. Carleton Random]
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) as Aunt Polly
An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery.
Woman in Distress (1937) as Phoebe Tuttle
A Star Is Born (1937) as Lettie, Grandmother Blodgett
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Mrs. Leona Wicks
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Mimi [Stanhope]
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
The Captain's Kid (1936) as Marcia Prentiss
A sea captain has to live up to his tall tales when he''''s attacked by gangsters.
Rainbow on the River (1936) as Mrs. [Harriet] Ainsworth
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.
Reckless (1935) as Granny
A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire.
Age of Indiscretion (1935) as Emma Shaw
A moralistic publisher discovers his wife is cheating on him.
Strangers All (1935) as "Mom" Anna Carter
A mother tries to bring her estranged children closer together.
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Mary Jane ["Queenie"] Baxter
Grand Old Girl (1935) as Laura Bayles
Gamblers engineer a veteran schoolteacher's firing.
Vanessa: Her Love Story (1935) as Judith [Paris]
A Victorian wife contemplates leaving her insane husband for a romantic gypsy.
Anna Karénina (1935) as Countess Vronsky
Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love.
Straight Is the Way (1934) as Mrs. Horowitz
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
Lady by Choice (1934) as Patricia ["Patsy"] Patterson
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
Mills of the Gods (1934) as Mary Hasting
Dinner at Eight (1934) as Mrs. Wendel
A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.
You Can't Buy Everything (1934) as Hannah [Bell]
A scorned woman dreams of revenge on the man who betrayed her.
Broadway to Hollywood (1933) as Actress
Three generations of vaudevillians fight for stardom on stage and screen.
Lady for a Day (1933) as Apple Annie [also known as Mrs. E. Worthington Manville]
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.
The Solitaire Man (1933) as Mrs. Vail
Crooks double cross each other during a tense flight from Paris to London.
The White Sister (1933) as Mother Superior
A noblewoman becomes a nun when she thinks her lover is killed during the war.
Beauty for Sale (1933) as Mrs. Merrick
An innocent young hairdresser snares herself a rich husband but he's already married.
Men Must Fight (1933) as Maman Seward
Prophetic tale of a mother in 1940 trying to keep her son out of war.
One Man's Journey (1933) as Sarah
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
Reunion in Vienna (1933) as Frau Lucher
A woman is tempted to betray her husband with an old flame.
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as Queen of Hearts
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
Dancing Lady (1933) as Tod's grandmother
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
Strange Interlude (1932) as Mrs. Evans
A doctor's daughter defies convention in her fight for love and her child.
If I Had a Million (1932) as Mary Walker
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
Letty Lynton (1932) as Mrs. Lynton
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
Red-Headed Woman (1932) as Aunt Jane
An ambitious secretary tries to sleep her way into high society.
Little Orphan Annie (1932) as Jenny Stewart
Mother's Millions (1931) as Harriet Breen
Chicago (1928) as Matron
Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical.
Turkish Delight (1927) as Tsakran
A Harp in Hock (1927) as Mrs. Banks
The Angel of Broadway (1927) as Big Bertha
The King of Kings (1927) as The Mother of Gestas
In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927) as Aunt Mary Watkins
Rubber Tires (1927) as Mrs. Stack
Pals in Paradise (1926) as Esther Lezinsky
A Night Out (1916) as Granmum
How Molly Malone Made Good (1915) as Herself
Molly, an Irish girl just hired by a New York newspaper, is assigned as a test a chain interview of celebrities that must be accomplished within a set amount of time. She goes through innumerable paths and obstacles to achieve the goal.

Cast (short)

Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
Movies On Sundays (1935)
A promotional short encouraging Pennsylvania''''s citizens to allow movie showings on Sundays.

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