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Beulah Bondi

Beulah Bondi

  • Big Fisherman, The (1959) July 10 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Unholy Wife, The (1957) July 12 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) July 13 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Finishing School (1934) July 16 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Of Human Hearts (1938) August 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Vivacious Lady (1938) August 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: January 11, 1981
Born: May 3, 1889 Cause of Death: injuries sustained in a fall
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1895:
Moved to Valparaiso, Indiana
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Made stage acting debut as a child in the title role of local production of "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
1919:
Professional stage debut as member of Stuart Walker's stock company in Indianapolis, Indiana; remained with company until 1921
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Acted in stock companies in Cincinnati, Toledo, and Dayton, Ohio, Baltimore, Maryland and Denver, Colorado; during this time altered spelling of last name
1925:
New York stage debut in "Wild Birds"
1925:
Broadway debut in "One of the Family", playing a 70-year old servant
1931:
Feature film debut, recreating stage role of the slovenly, gossipy tenament resident in "Street Scene"
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Returned to Broadway to appear in "The Late Christopher Bean"; recreated role for the 1933 film
1936:
Earned first Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for "Gorgeous Hussy", playing the wife of US President Andrew Jackson
1937:
Offered a rich, beautifully nuanced performance as an elderly woman ignored by her children in "Make Way for Tomorrow"
1938:
Received second Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod as James Stewart's mother in "Of Human Hearts"; also played Stewart's mom in "Vivacious Lady"
1939:
Played Granny in the film version of "On Borrowed Time"
1939:
Portrayed James Stewart's mom in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
1940:
Cast as Mrs. Webb in the film version of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"
1943:
Appeared in "Watch on the Rhine"
1946:
Again cast as James Stewart's mother in "It's a Wonderful Life"
1948:
Was featured in "The Snake Pit"
1953:
Made TV debut in episode of "Medallion Theatre" (CBS)
1953:
Played Granny in Broadway revival of "On Borrowed Time"
1954:
Portrayed a bigot in "Track of the Cat"
1957:
Reprised role of Granny in the NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "On Borrowed Time"
1959:
Cast as Dorothy McGuire's aunt in "A Summer Place"
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Made a series of TV commercials for Oxydol detergent
1963:
Made final screen appearance in "Tammy and the Doctor"
1972:
TV-movie debut, "She Waits" (CBS)
1974:
Acted in "Sandburg's Lincoln" (NBC)
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Played occasional guest role of Martha Corrine Walton in episodes of the CBS family drama "The Waltons"; won 1997 Emmy for episode "The Pony Cart"

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