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Also Known As: Died: November 9, 1942
Born: November 9, 1883 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Malden, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Lydia (1941) as Granny
An unmarried woman stages a reunion with former suitors to recapture the romance of her past.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Jane Austen's comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Countess de Mavon
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
Second Fiddle (1939) as Aunt Phoebe
A Hollywood PR man tries to turn a Minnesota teacher into a star.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Maggie Sutton
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) as Mrs. McKlennar
A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.
Paradise for Three (1938) as Mrs. Kunkel
A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Sarah Wendling
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937) as Mrs. [Lou] Atherton
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
Rosalie (1937) as Queen
A West Point cadet falls for a European princess.
Parnell (1937) as Aunt Ben
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
Romeo and Juliet (1936) as Nurse to Juliet
Shakespeare's classic tale of young lovers from feuding families.
David Copperfield (1935) as Aunt Betsey [Trotwood]
Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) as Miss Pross
Charles Dickens'''' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) as Hildegarde Withers
A schoolteacher jumps into detective mode when a fellow airplane passenger gets sick and dies.
No More Ladies (1935) as Fanny [Townsend]
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
We're Rich Again (1934) as Maude [Standing]
A society couple gone broke tries to land a wealthy husband for their daughter.
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Augusta Prichard
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
The Poor Rich (1934) as Harriet Spottiswood
Murder on the Blackboard (1934) as Hildegarde Withers
A schoolteacher matches wits with a police detective when they both try to solve a pretty music teacher's murder.
Only Yesterday (1933) as Leona
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) as Dr. Prodwell
Little Women (1933) as Aunt March
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
Meet the Baron (1933) as Dean Primrose
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
The Great Jasper (1933) as Madame Talma
Early in the century, high-spirited Irishman, Jasper Horn, drives a horse-drawn New York streetcar. But the electric era is beginning, so what's wrong with celebrating by having a drink while he's driving the tram? If it's only beer? Jasper and his wife, the teetotal daughter of a preacher, have a baby boy. His employer's beautiful wife finds herself attracted to the smartly-dressed son of Erin. A decade passes. The boss learns of the paternity of his son and fires Jasper. He leaves his wife and goes to Atlantic City where he finds success as a fez-wearing boardwalk fortune teller, the Great Jasper. Fifteen years pass. One of Jasper's sons has inherited his father's wicked ways...
Ann Vickers (1933) as [Dr.] Malvina Wormser
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as Red Queen
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) as Hildegarde Martha Withers
A feisty school teacher sets out to solve a murder in an aquarium.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as Violet [Jones]
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
The Conquerors (1932) as Matilda Blake
Newlyweds go West and build a banking empire in Nebraska.
Ladies of the Jury (1932) as Mrs. Livingston Baldwin Crane
A jury hold-out tries to prove the defendant''''s innocence.
Fanny Foley Herself (1931) as Fanny Foley
Forbidden Adventure (1931) as Bessie Tait
Cimarron (1931) as Mrs. Tracy Wyatt
A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.
Laugh and Get Rich (1931) as Sarah Austin
A man drives his family wild with get-rich-quick schemes.
Cracked Nuts (1931) as Aunt Minnie Van Arden
Friendly idiots become rivals in a mythical kingdom''''s revolution.
Half Shot at Sunrise (1930) as Mrs. Marshall
Two servicemen dodge military police during an unauthorized leave in Paris.
The Saturday Night Kid (1929) as Miss Streeter
Jayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.
Let's Get Married (1926) as J. W. Smith
Lovers in Quarantine (1925) as Amelia Pincent
Lucky Devil (1925) as Mrs. McDee
Manhattan (1924) as Mrs. Trapes
Restless Wives (1924) as Benson's secretary
Icebound (1924) as Hannah
Wife in Name Only (1923) as Mrs. Dornham

Cast (short)

The American Venus (1926) as Mrs. Niles
A dazzling story of the perfect American beauty!

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