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Also Known As: Died: July 22, 1950
Born: November 20, 1863 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Tobacco Road (1941) as Grandma
A patriarch of a large rural Southern clan are threatened to be thrown off their land.
Sheriff of Tombstone (1941) as Granny Carson
The mayor has sent for a gunslinger who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. When Roy and Gabby arrive in Tombstone, Roy is mistaken for the gunslinger. Just as Roy is ready to expose the mayor, the real gunslinger shows up.
Emergency Squad (1940) as Mrs. Cobb
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Grandma
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940) as Granny Stokes
She Couldn't Say No (1940) as Ma Hawkins
Opposing lawyers face off in court over a land deal only to wind up in each other''''s arms.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as Mrs. Sanders
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Miss Mary [Anderson]
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Boy Trouble (1939) as Mrs. Jepson
Balalaika (1939) as Princess
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
Hunted Men (1938) as Flower woman
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938) as Mrs. Weevens
Bulldog Drummond hunts down an assassin after a priceless diamond.
Woman Against Woman (1938) as Grandma [Mrs. Kent]
A divorcee decides she wants her husband back after he''''s re-married.
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938) as Aunt Meg
Kidnapped (1938) as Old lady
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Mrs. Nash
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937) as Zeffie
An old enemy kidnaps Bulldog Drummond¿s fiancée.
Maid of Salem (1937) as Goody Hodgers
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Mrs. Venable
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
Rhythm in the Clouds (1937) as Maggie Conway, the Duchess de Lovely
Midnight Taxi (1937) as Mrs. Lane
G-Man Chick Gardner (Brian Donlevy), posing as a taxi driver, convinces the members of a counterfeiting gang that he is on their side and is taken into the organization by Philip Strickland (Alan Dinehart), the boss, over the objections of gang lieutenant Flash Dillon (Gilbert Roland.) Gardner meets Gilda Lee (Frances Drake), a member of the gang, and learns of the planned smuggling of a load of counterfeit money at a remote wharf. He arranges with the Federal officers to foil the landing but their presence is detected and the gang escapes, with Gardner being wounded in the melee by his own men. Dillon discovers Gardner's true identity and tells Gilda to take him for a ride. Instead, she helps Gardner kill Dillon, in return for which he promises her immunity. She goes with Strickland to the yacht of John Rudd (Sig Rumann), who is the secret leader of the counterfeiters. Gardner and the federal agents follow her.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Miss Gordon
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Parnell (1937) as Old lady
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) as Drunk
Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.
Federal Bullets (1937) as Mrs. Crippen
When the Bureau of Investigation (so-called because Monogram didn't have J. Edgar's stamp of approval) learns that wealthy philanthropist Mrs. Crippen (Zeffie Tilbury) bosses the city's underworld, Federal Agent Tommy Thompson (Milburn Stone) is detailed to uncover evidence that will convict her. Masquerading as a crook, Tommy is saved from jail by the Crippen machine, which is headed by Harker (Selmer Jackson), Mrs. Crippen's lawyer and partner. Tommy joins the gang, wins the old lady's confidence and fall in love with her secretary, Milly (Terry Walker), who is unaware of her employer's criminal activities. Mrs. Crippen is working to save her son John (Matty Fain) from the electric chair. Tommy brings John, who has escaped from the penitentiary, directly to Mrs. Crippen so she can be caught red-handed. Tipped off that the police are closing in, she leaves for her hideout with Tommy, John, Milly (who she has kidnapped) and two henchmen. Harker has discovered Tommy's true identity and relays the information to the gang.
Desire (1936) as Aunt Olga
Before they can marry, two society types run off with lower-class loves.
Give Me Your Heart (1936) as Esther Warren
A socialite has to give up the baby she bore to a married man.
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Old woman at chalet
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
Parole! (1936) as Mrs. Smith
After the Thin Man (1936) as Lucy
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as Mrs. Daniel Beall
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
Old Hutch (1936) as Elderly woman
A ne''''er-do-well discovers a fortune but can''''t spend it.
The White Angel (1936) as
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
Bad Boy (1935) as Deaf woman
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) as The opium woman
An opium addict''''s obsession with a young girl leads to murder.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) as The wisewoman
A blacksmith''''s rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son''''s Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
Alice Adams (1935) as Mrs. Dresser
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
Women Must Dress (1935) as Peg Martin
Werewolf of London (1935) as Mrs. Moncaster
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) as
A farmer tries to convince the cook on a canal boat to leave her exciting life for him.
Public Hero No. 1 (1935) as Deaf woman
An undercover G-man helps with a jailbreak to learn the mob''''s secrets.
Mark of the Vampire (1935) as Grandmother
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder.
Navy Wife (1935) as Bridge player
Mystery Liner (1934) as Mrs. Plimpton
An Army major tries to catch enemy agents on an ocean liner.
Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) as Mrs. Luce
Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.
The Ship From Shanghai (1930) as Lady Daley
Raging storms and a crazed steward threaten the passengers on a South Pacific ship.
The Single Standard (1929) as Mrs. Handley
In this silent film, a free-spirited debutante tries to prove that women can love as carelessly as men.
Another Scandal (1924) as Brownie
Big Game (1921) as Aunt Sarah Winthrop
The Marriage of William Ashe (1921) as Lady Tranmore
Camille (1921) as Prudence
In this silent film, a kept woman gives up her glamorous life for an innocent young man.
Mothers of Men (1920) as Mrs. De La Motte
Clothes (1920) as Mrs. Cathcart
The Avalanche (1919) as Mrs. Ruyler
A Society Exile (1919) as Mrs. Stanley Shelby
Blind Man's Luck (1917) as His mother

Cast (short)

The King Without a Crown (1937)
This short film explores the possibility that Louis XVII escaped death during the French Revolution.
Vamp Till Ready (1936)
Charley Chase''''s prudish wife pretends to be a party girl in this comedic short film.

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