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Also Known As: Died: August 1, 1958
Born: May 20, 1895 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Secret Fury (1950) as Mrs. Brownley
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Annie Cobb
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
That's My Gal (1947) as Mrs. McBride
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Woman at bar
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
The Locket (1946) as Mrs. Donovan
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Mrs. Witherspoon
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Night and Day (1946) as Wife
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Secretary to Dr. Gideon
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Riverboat Rhythm (1946) as Woman in café
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Mrs. Monroe
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Utah (1945) as Stella Mason
When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East. But the plan backfires when Dorothy, thinking her ranch worthless, sells the real ranch at a fraction of it's value.
Man Alive (1945) as Ma
A man thought dead returns as a ghost to scare off his wife's suitors.
The Girl Who Dared (1944) as Chattie Richmond
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Female principal
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) as Nurse
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women''''s boarding house.
Laugh Your Blues Away (1942) as Mrs. Conklin
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Mrs. Kohler
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as 1st Mrs. Miller
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) as Matron
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
Pop Always Pays (1940) as Mrs. Oberton
A man will only allow his daughter to marry if her fiance can raise $1,000.
On Their Own (1940) as Mrs. Bull
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
Island of Lost Men (1939) as Blonde woman
Condemned Women (1938) as Mrs. Walter Hempstead
Murder creates an uproar in a women''''s prison.
There's That Woman Again (1938) as Large woman
Rebellious Daughters (1938) as Mrs. Webster
Slander House (1938) as Mrs. Conway
Double Danger (1938) as Mrs. Cortlandt
A jewel thief faces surprising competition when he tries to rob the police commissioner''''s home.
Mile-a-Minute-Love (1937) as Marie
Way Out West (1937) as Sheriff's wife
A pair of tenderfeet try to get the deed to a gold mine to its rightful owner.
Amateur Crook (1937) as Mrs. Flint
Jerry Cummings (Forrest Taylor), a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone (Monte Hale) and Jan Jaffin (Jack Mulhall), and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy (Joan Barclay), posing as a jewel thief called Mary Layton, is working to keep the crooks from absconding with the jewel, and her efforts are hindered greatly by an artist, Jimmy Baxter (Herman Brix), who thinks she is a crook and Crone and Jaffin the good guys.
It's Up to You (1936) as Lou
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936) as Mrs. Norris
A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.
Lady Luck (1936) as Mrs. Hemingway
The Bride Walks Out (1936) as Saleslady
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) as First moll
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
Star of Midnight (1935) as Jerry Classon
A New York lawyer tries to track down a kidnapped actress.
Rendezvous at Midnight (1935) as Lillian Hoskins
The Defense Rests (1934) as Mrs. Ballou
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Mrs. Peabody
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Money Means Nothing (1934) as Helen Whitney
They Just Had to Get Married (1933) as Mrs. Fairchild
Neighbors' Wives (1933) as Ann Rainey
Only Yesterday (1933) as
The Tenderfoot (1932) as Miss Martin
An innocent cowboy sets out to back a Broadway play.
Cock of the Air (1932) as Irate woman
Many a Slip (1931) as [Mrs.] Emily [Coster]
A House Divided (1931) as
The Age for Love (1931) as Grace
Gold Dust Gertie (1931) as Lucille
Business partners try to hide their gold-digging ex-wife from their current spouses.
The Florodora Girl (1930) as Maud
A turn-of-the-century chorus girl searches for romance.
Personality (1930) as Mrs. Keller
Back Pay (1930) as Kitty
A small-town flirt jilts her soldier boyfriend, but changes her mind when he returns from the front a blind man.
A Lady Surrenders (1930) as Mrs. Lynchfield
A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, complications ensue.
Oh Sailor, Behave (1930) as Kunegundi
The Matrimonial Bed (1930) as Suzanne Trebel
Amnesia turns a small-town man into a bigamist.
In the Headlines (1929) as Mrs. Kernell
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928) as Mrs. Shelby
A gentle slave tries to survive his sale to a vicious plantation overseer.
The Man in Hobbles (1928) as The Other Woman
Wedding Bill$ (1927) as Mademoiselle Mimi de Lyle
Redheads Preferred (1926) as Mrs. Bill Williams
Tony Runs Wild (1926) as Mrs. Johnson [Johnston?]
Tell' em Nothing (1926)
In this silent short, a divorce lawyer's wife is jealous of one of his clients.
The Rainbow Trail (1925) as Bessie Erne
The Teaser (1925) as Lois Caswell
Madonna of the Streets (1924) as Lady Sarah Joyce

Cast (short)

One Live Ghost (1936)
In this short film, an unappreciated husband tries to teach his family a lesson, but the joke turns on him.

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