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Also Known As: Sarah Haden Died: September 15, 1981
Born: November 17, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Galveston, Texas, USA Profession: actor

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Sara Haden was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Haden landed roles in various films, including "The White Parade" (1934), "Anne of Green Gables" (1934) with Anne Shirley and "The Life of Vergie Winters" (1934). She also appeared in "Music in the Air" (1934) with Gloria Swanson, the Henry Fonda remake "Way Down East" (1935) and "Magnificent Obsession" (1935). She continued to act in productions like "You're Only Young Once" (1938), "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" (1939) and the comedy "The Hardys Ride High" (1939) with Lewis Stone. She also appeared in the Lewis Stone comedy "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever" (1939). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in "The Courtship of Andy Hardy" (1942), the Joan Crawford action flick "Above Suspicion" (1943) and the Lucille Ball adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943). She also appeared in the comedy "The Youngest Profession" (1943) with Lana Turner and the musical "Thousands Cheer" (1944) with Gene Kelly. Haden last acted in "Andy Hardy Comes Home" (1958). Haden's husband was Richard Abbott. Haden passed away in September 1981 at the age of 84.

Sara Haden was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Haden landed roles in various films, including "The White Parade" (1934), "Anne of Green Gables" (1934) with Anne Shirley and "The Life of Vergie Winters" (1934). She also appeared in "Music in the Air" (1934) with Gloria Swanson, the Henry Fonda remake "Way Down East" (1935) and "Magnificent Obsession" (1935). She continued to act in productions like "You're Only Young Once" (1938), "The Secret of Dr. Kildare" (1939) and the comedy "The Hardys Ride High" (1939) with Lewis Stone. She also appeared in the Lewis Stone comedy "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever" (1939). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in "The Courtship of Andy Hardy" (1942), the Joan Crawford action flick "Above Suspicion" (1943) and the Lucille Ball adaptation "Best Foot Forward" (1943). She also appeared in the comedy "The Youngest Profession" (1943) with Lana Turner and the musical "Thousands Cheer" (1944) with Gene Kelly. Haden last acted in "Andy Hardy Comes Home" (1958). Haden's husband was Richard Abbott. Haden passed away in September 1981 at the age of 84.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) Aunt Milly
2.
 Betrayed Women (1955) Darcy
3.
 The Outlaw's Daughter (1954) Mrs. Merril
4.
 A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) Lula May
5.
 The Great Rupert (1950) Mrs. [Kate] Dingle
6.
 A Life of Her Own (1950) Smitty
7.
 The Big Cat (1949) Mary
8.
 Roughshod (1949) Ma Wyatt
9.
 The Bishop's Wife (1948) Mildred Cassaway
10.
 Rachel and the Stranger (1948) Mrs. Jackson
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husband:
Richard Abbott. Actor. Married 1921-48.

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mother:
Charlotte Walker. Actor. Born c. 1877; died March 24, 1958 at age 80; silent screen actor.

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Sara Haden (November 17, 1899 - September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930's through the 1950's. She was born November 17, 1899 (some sources say 1897) in Galveston, Texas. Haden was the daughter of another character actress, Charlotte Walker, who was active in silent films and early talkies. Haden made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a MGM contract player in the late 1930's and had smallish roles in many of the studios films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest. Haden made her last film in 1958 but was active on television up until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless ones such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936) yet she could play sweet, gentle characters, notably the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy "Come Back Miss Pipps" (1941). Haden's other films include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances included episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza. She was married to film bit player Richard Abbott from 1921 to 1948.

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