Helen Westley

Helen Westley


Life Events


Co-founded Greenwich Square Players


Founded Theatre Guild


Moved to Hollywood


Movie Clip

Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers The big closing number, Shirley Temple with her frequent partner Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, an adaptation of the German standard by Leon Jessel, with a new lyric by Ballard MacDonald, cheered on by Paul Harvey, Jack Haley, Phyllis Brooks, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, Gloria Stuart and Randolph Scott, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Show Boat (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Hard to pick the best part as Helen Morgan ("Julie"), brings first Irene Dunne ("Magnolia") then Hattie McDaniel ("Queenie") and Paul Robeson ("Joe") into her performance of "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, in Show Boat, 1936.
Baroness And The Butler, The (1938) -- (Movie Clip) The Results From Budapest As Hungary's Prime Minister (Henry Stephenson) dines with his wife (Helen Westley), son-in-law (Joseph Schildkraut) and daughter (Annabella), butler Johann (William Powell) has a secret revealed, in The Baroness And The Butler, 1938.
Age Of Innocence, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Straight Up And Down-ness The Wellands (Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Yost, Julie Haydon as "May"), and fiance` Newland (John Boles) with Grandmother (Helen Westley), worry about cousin Countess Olenska (Irene Dunne), who arrives with Beaufort (Lionel Atwill), in RKO's 1934 version of Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence.
Age Of Innocence, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Rude Little Wretch An 1870's New York society ball, scandalized American-born Polish Countess Olenska (Irene Dunne) is introduced, with grandmother Mingott (Helen Westley), uncouth Beaufort (Lionel Atwill) and ex-playmate Newland Archer (John Boles), in the 1934 version of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.
Adam Had Four Sons -- (Movie Clip) You'll Have To Go Ruined in the panic of 1907, widower Adam (Warner Baxter), counseled by benevolent cousin Philippa (Helen Westley), breaks bad news to beloved governess Emilie (Ingrid Bergman), in Adam Had Four Sons, 1941.
Show Boat (1936) -- (Movie Clips) Our Heavy Man... With the show derailed by the "Hillbilly Patron," (Stanley Fields) Cap'n Andy (Charles Winninger) recaptures the audience with some inspired vamping in James Whale's Show Boat, 1936, from the Edna Ferber novel.
Roberta (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Le Marquis De Indiana Auditioning with the stranded band in Paris, Huck (Fred Astaire) is sure he sees old girlfriend Lizzie (Ginger Rogers), runs to buddy John (Randolph Scott), who explains she's a Polish countess, song by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach, early in Roberta, 1935.
Bedtime Story (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Thumbing Your Nose Actress Jane (Loretta Young) at her retirement party, making excuses for playwright husband Luke (Fredric March), who's not on the same page, agent Eddie (Robert Benchley) between, in Bedtime Story, 1942.