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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 1999
Born: August 8, 1910 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Mars Attacks! (1996) as Grandma Norris
Martians invade earth in this spoof of the 1950-60s sci-fi genre.
2.
Used People (1992) as Becky
Set in 1969, the story of a recently widowed Jewish woman from Queens, New York, and her relationship with her family and the Italian man who has loved her from afar for many years.
3.
Beetlejuice (1988) as Juno
The ghosts of a happy couple enlist a "bio-exorcist" to evict the new owners of their former home.
4.
Pals (1987) as Fern Stobbs
Jack Stobbs and Art Riddle, two World War II comrades, are neighbors at the Shady Knoll Trailer Park. They accidently discover a suitcase filled with more than three million dollars in cash. Stobbs rationalizes that they should keep it, so they take off with the cash, and Jack's eccentric mother, Fe
5.
Early Frost, An (1985) as Beatrice Mckenna
A successful young lawyer, Michael Pierson, is tired and reticent when he returns home to celebrate his parents' thirtieth wedding anniversary. He is later diagnosed as having AIDS, and afterwards breaks the shocking news to his family that he has the disease -- and that he is homosexual. The televi
6.
Finnegan Begin Again (1985) as Margaret Finnegan
A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman now working the lonely hearts desk, whose wife is on the edge of senility. A joyous romantic comedy played with flair by the two leads. Mary Tyler Moor
7.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1983) as Herself
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
8.
Copkiller (1983) as Margaret Smith
9.
Hammett (1982) as Donaldina Cameron
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.
10.
Having It All (1982) as Marney
A bi-coastal businesswoman maintains two separate households and has two husbands -- an importer in New York and a cartoonist in Los Angeles.
11.
Small Killing, A (1981) as Sadie Ross
A woman college professor (Jean Simmons) is recruited, against his better judgement, by an undercover cop (Edward Asner) to pose as a bag lady to track down a drug connection following the brutal killing of a skid row crone (Sylvia Sidney).
12.
F.D.R. -- The Last Year (1980) as Cousin Polly
Jason Robards, who was seen as Leland Hayward initially only the night before, starred as a dying Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this dramatization of Jim Bishop's book, and garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. This production, taped rather than filmed, also brought a Supporting Act
13.
Shadow Box (1980) as Felicity Thomas
The Paul Newman TV adaptation of Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 1977 play about three terminally-ill patients and how they and their families face the challenge. Newman made his TV directing debut with this film, co-produced by his daughter and starring his wife, and won a
14.
Damien - Omen II (1978) as Aunt Marion
Seven years later, Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started?
15.
Siege (1978) as Lillian Gordon
A drama about a community of senior citizens who are terrorized by a ruthless neighborhood gang. After learning that the police are stymied because the victims are too scared to testify against the bullying leader, a semi-retired toolmaker decides to take a stand.
16.
Raid On Entebbe (1977) as Dora Bloch
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
17.
Snowbeast (1977) as Carrie Rill
A killer beast on the rampage terrorizes a ski resort during a winter carnival. Yvette Mimieux and Sylvia Sidney replaced Donna Mills and Gloria Swanson respectively.
18.
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (1977) as Miss Coral
Based very loosely on the intricate novel by Joanne Greenberg. A young woman's devotion to a childhood fantasy kingdom has taken over her entire life and causes her endless pain and degradation. Placed in a mental hospital, she has the great good fortune to have a truly caring therapist who tries to help her accept reality, even though reality isn't so great either.
19.
Death at Love House (1976) as Clara Josephs
Curious over the relationship that his artist-father had with a famous film queen in the 1930s, a young writer and his wife accept the challenge of writing a movie script about the legendary star, gain access to her old mansion, occupied by a lone caretaker, and find themselves menaced by her spirit
20.
God Told Me To (1976) as Elizabeth Mullin
A cop investigates a series of gruesome murders seemingly inspired by God.
21.
Winner Take All (1975) as Anne Barclay
A woman's compulsion to gamble threatens to ruin her marriage -- especially after losing $30,000 of her husband's savings.
22.
Secret Night Caller, The (1975) as Kitty
A respectable family man suffers from a compulsion to make obscene telephone calls.
23.
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) as Rita'S Mother
A New York City housewife faces a midlife crisis that forces her to re-consider her way of life.
24.
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971) as Elizabeth Gibson
Four elderly ladies with time on their hands create a fictional girl for a computer dating service and get involved with a psychopath. Helen Hayes, in her first TV movie, was Emmy-nominated for her performance.
25.
Behind the High Wall (1956) as Hilda Carmichael
A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the warden and the inmate hostage, the warden steals $100,000 of the gang's money, then when police arrive he accuses the inmate of the guard's murder in order to cover up his own crime.
26.
Violent Saturday (1955) as Elsie Braden
Crooks trigger a series of crises when they try to rob a small town bank.
27.
Les Miserables (1952) as Fantine
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character, has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his pursuit by the relentless policeman Javert, a pursuit that consumes both men's lives for many years.
28.
Love from a Stranger (1947) as Cecily Harrington
Cecily Harrington (Sylvia Sidney), struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiance Nigel Lawrence (John Howard.) A stranger, Manuel Cortez (John Hodiak), comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn't realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste.
29.
Mr. Ace (1946) as Margaret Wyndham Chase
Margaret Wyndham Chase (Sylvia Sidney) wants to run for governor and approches Eddie Ace (George Raft), local political kingmaker/fringe gangster, to get his support. Ace's belief is that "beautiful women and politics do not mix" and he declines to help. She decides to play the game rough-and-tough without him, but he shows he is even rougher-and-tougher, and she gives up and withdraws from the race. But Ace has fallen in love with her at about the 45-minute mark and, with his new-found ardor for clean politics, he makes some (unclean) manipulations behind the scenes, and she is picked to run on an independent good-government ticket.
30.
The Searching Wind (1946) as Cassie Bowman
Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to power. There Alex marries Emily, daughter of a newspaper publisher who hires Cassie for his Paris bureau -- just before retiring form active management of his paper. Alex and Emily's son Sam, recently returned from active duty in World War II, learns the whole story one night in Washington when Emily invites Cassie to dinner. Sam has a story to tell, too.
31.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Iris Hilliard
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan's growing militarism before World War II.
32.
The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) as Flo Lorraine
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
33.
...one third of a nation... (1939) as Mary Rogers
After rescuing a boy from a tenement fire, a wealthy young man learns he owns the run-down building.
34.
You and Me (1938) as Helen
35.
Dead End (1937) as Drina [Gordon]
A killer returns to his childhood home to plot his escape from the law.
36.
You Only Live Once (1937) as Joan Graham
When he''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
37.
Fury (1936) as Katherine Grant
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
38.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as June Tolliver
39.
Sabotage (1936) as Mrs. Verloc
An unhappily married woman discovers her husband is an enemy agent.
40.
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Mary Burns [alias Alice Brown]
41.
Accent on Youth (1935) as Linda Brown
42.
Behold My Wife! (1934) as Tonita Storm Cloud
After Michael Carter's fiancTe commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
43.
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as Nancy Lane/Princess "Zizzi" Catterina
44.
Good Dame (1934) as Lillie Taylor
45.
Jennie Gerhardt (1933) as Jennie Gerhardt
46.
Pick-Up (1933) as ["Baby Face"] Mary Richards [later known as Molly]
47.
Make Me a Star (1932) as
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
48.
Madame Butterfly (1932) as Cho-cho San
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and girls, 'uh, and girls' to quote Lt. Barton. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San and immediately falls in lust. Barton counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. Barton assures Pinkerton that once abandoned, Cho-Cho will be free to marry whomever she chooses from amongst the Japanese people. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass. Ever with her eye toward the harbor, Butterfly holds a secret delight that she eagerly wishes to surprise her husband with: their son. Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally end what Butterfly for three years has cherished in her heart.
49.
The Miracle Man (1932) as Helen Smith [alias Helen Vail]
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
50.
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932) as Joan [Prentice]
Frederich March plays nere-do-well Jerry Corbett, who finally meets and marries the right girl, Joan Prentiss, played by Sylvia Sydney. Unfortunately their wedded bliss is interrupted when Jerry's play becomes a hit and he hooks up with the wrong woman from his past. Joan decides that turn-about is fair play and she picks Cary Grant to escort her around to various parties around New York. Eventually Jerry quits drinking and sends his girlfriend packing, just in time for Joan to take him back.
51.
Confessions of a Co-ed (1931) as Patricia Harper
52.
City Streets (1931) as Nan
A racketeer must choose between his criminal life and love.
53.
Street Scene (1931) as Rose Maurrant
A husband's violent reaction becomes the talk of the neighborhood when he catches his cheating wife in the act.
54.
An American Tragedy (1931) as Roberta [Bert] Alden
55.
Ladies of the Big House (1931) as Kathleen Storm
On their Wedding day, Kathleen and Standish McNeil are followed home by Kid Athens, (a wanted murderer), and Policeman Martin French (sent to get Kathleen as a witness). Athens shoots French and tosses a gun, engraved with "with love" next to French's body. This sets up Kathleen (once a moll for Athen's) and Standish as the murderers. Eager Assistant Attorney John Hartman, who works for Athens, manipulates the jury to a guilty verdict. Standish (Mac) is sent to death row and Kathleen to a violent Woman's Prison. She's befriended by Ivory and Maria, but is viciously treated by inmate, Susie Thompson, a former moll of Athens before Kathleen. Kathleen discovers that her appeal has been denied and decides to escape with pregnant inmate, Maria. Kathleen is allowed a visit with Mac (Standish) and tells him of her plan to escape and tell the world of their innocence. Maria is shot while trying to cut the fence. Kathleen's getaway boat is smashed and she's recaptured...
56.
Thru Different Eyes (1929) as Valerie Briand

Cast (special)

57.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
58.
Andre's Mother (1990) as Mrs Downs
A drama focusing on the relationship that develops between an AIDS victim's mother, who denied her son's homosexuality during his lifetime, and the son's lover, after the young man's death.
59.
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.
60.
Come Along With Me (1982) as Mrs Flanner
Adapted from an unfinished novel by Shirley Jackson, the film tells the story of Mabel Lederer, an eccentric clairvoyant widow who tries to find happiness by assuming a new identity and moving away to a town that enchants her, in spite of the complaining voice of her deceased husband.
61.
Maureen (1976) as Ruth; Her Mother
The story of Maureen Langaree, a middle-aged department store lingerie saleswoman. In the pilot episode, Maureen, who has always lived her life to help others, seeks to change her boring, monotonous routine by taking a trip to the Virgin Islands, over the objections of her mother, her boss, and her

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

62.
63.
Gossip Columnist, The (1980) as Alma Lewellyn

Cast (short)

64.
Five Minutes from the Station (1930)
A man brings his boss home to dinner hoping it will get him a promotion in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1051-1052.

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