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Also Known As: Died: April 24, 1960
Born: October 29, 1897 Cause of Death: liver ailment
Birth Place: Hawarden, Iowa, USA Profession: actor, vaudevillian

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The 6'2" tall, 230-pound Hope Emerson, with her dark, curly hair, trademarked sidelong stares and grimly set mouth, may be primarily remembered for her unique and unforgettable physical presence. Most often cast in villainous roles in both comedy and drama, this giant and imposing figure could strike fear into any woman or man. Such memories, however, unjustly obscure the highly talented and surprisingly versatile actress inside.

The 6'2" tall, 230-pound Hope Emerson, with her dark, curly hair, trademarked sidelong stares and grimly set mouth, may be primarily remembered for her unique and unforgettable physical presence. Most often cast in villainous roles in both comedy and drama, this giant and imposing figure could strike fear into any woman or man. Such memories, however, unjustly obscure the highly talented and surprisingly versatile actress inside.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) Mrs. Rogers
2.
 All Mine to Give (1958) Mrs. Pugmeister
3.
 The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957) Hannah Lacey
4.
 Untamed (1955) Maria De Groot
5.
 Casanova's Big Night (1954) Duchess of Castelbello
6.
 A Perilous Journey (1953) Olivia Schuyler
7.
 Champ for a Day (1953) Ma Karlsen
8.
 The Lady Wants Mink (1953) Mrs. Hoxie
9.
 Westward the Women (1952) Patience [Hawley]
10.
 Double Crossbones (1951) Mistress Ann Bonney
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Worked in vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s; appeared in such productions as "Lysistrata", "Smiling Faces", "Swing Your Lady" and "Chicken Every Sunday"
1948:
Began working regularly in films beginning with her role in "Cry of the City"
1948:
Appeared as a panelist on the ABC game show, "Quizzing the News"
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Played the leading role of Maw Shufflebottom on the CBS musical variety series, "Kobb's Corner"
1950:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film, "Caged"
1952:
Played Nellie Corkle on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Doc Corkle"
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Played Minerva Parker on the first season of the popular NBC sitcom, "I Married Joan", starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus
1958:
Last films include "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
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Played 'Mother', a club owner, on the first season of the popular NBC detective series, "Peter Gunn"; received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; left the series and was replaced in the role for the duration of the show's run by Minerva Urecal
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Played Sarge, the housekeeper, on the CBS sitcom, "The Dennis O'Keefe Show"
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