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Also Known As: Died: September 7, 1971
Born: October 17, 1893 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1897:
After father's death, sent with sister to live with relatives in Canada while mother completed medical training (date approximate)
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Returned to Denver, Colorado; attended high school there
1912:
Married at age 18 and moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina (date approximate)
1917:
After divorce from husband, moved to NYC to pursue an acting career (date approximate)
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Spent two decades appearing in plays in NYC and touring in stock productions
1924:
Breakthrough stage role in "Beggar on Horseback"
1930:
Enjoyed warm notices for performance in stage play "Once in a Lifetime"
1931:
Acted in the short comedy film "Papa's Slay Ride"
1933:
Portrayed Marmee in the film version of "Little Women"
1934:
Made last Broadway appearances in "No Questions Asked", "Jig Saw" and "The First Apple"
1935:
Appeared in eight movies, including "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Ah, Wilderness!"
1936:
Co-starred in "Dodsworth" and "Theodora Goes Wild", among others
1936:
Introduced a signature role as the matriarch of a typical American family in "Every Saturday Night"; in original film family's surname was Evers, but it was changed to Jones for a series of 17 sequels produced between 1936 and 1940
1937:
Originated role of Mrs. Hardy in "A Family Affair"; role was played by Faye Holden in later installments of the series
1938:
Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for portrayal of the flighty mother of an eccentric family in "You Can't Take It With You", directed by Frank Capra
1940:
Cast as Shirley Temple's mother in the Technicolor feature "The Blue Bird"
1941:
Appeared as Barbara Stanwyck's mom in "Meet John Doe"
1942:
Portrayed the nosy gossip columnist Mary Sunshine in "Roxie Hart", starring Ginger Rogers
1943:
Continued in a maternal vein playing Judy Garland's parent in "Meet Lily Mars"
1944:
Was the cruel mother of Dorothy Maguire in "The Enchanted Cottage"
1950:
Had one of her best career roles in "Louisa", as a widowed grandmother who is courted by two suitors
1951:
Made TV appearance in "Charming Billy", an episode of "Bigelow-Sanford Theater" on the Dumont network
1953:
Starred in the radio production "December Bride"
1954:
Reprised role in the TV series "December Bride" (CBS)
1960:
Final film, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"
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Had regular role on the CBS Western series "Laramie"
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Before "retiring" in the late 1960s, made guest appearances on "Batman" (as the wealthy J. Pauline Spaghetti) and "I Dream of Jeanie"

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