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Also Known As: Died: August 13, 1967
Born: October 15, 1879 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Palmyra, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1906:
Made stage debut
1913:
Made film acting debut at age 33 in the silent "Head Hunters"
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Featured in dozens of silent films
1914:
Acted in Cecil B DeMille's "Rose of the Rancho" and "The Only Son"
1914:
Starred in the suspenseful silent "The Master Mind"
1915:
Last film for 15 years, "The Goose Girl"
1930:
Played the kindhearted Widow Douglas alongside Jackie Coogan's "Tom Sawyer"
1931:
Reprised role of Widow Douglas in the follow up "Huckleberry Finn"
1934:
Was featured alongside Shirley Temple in "Bright Eyes" and "Change of Heart"
1935:
Co-starred with Temple as a matchmaking matron in "Curly Top"
1936:
Featured in the Shirley Temple films "Captain January" and "The Poor Little Rich Girl"
1938:
Final collaboration with Temple, "Little Miss Broadway"
1939:
Had a featured role as the strong-willed, ill-fated mother of "Jesse James"
1939:
Acted in "Gone With the Wind"
1940:
Played the indomitable Ma Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath"; won Best Supporting Actress Oscar
1941:
Featured in "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
1943:
Gave a powerful performance as one of the lynchers in "The Ox-Bow Incident"
1945:
Played the titular skipper in "Captain Tugboat Annie"
1946:
Reteamed with John Ford and Henry Fonda in the western "My Darling Clementine"
1950:
Played the isolation matron in John Cromwell's women in prison drama "Caged", starring Eleanor Parker
1956:
Had a featured guest role in the TV series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (ABC)
1958:
Reteamed with John Carradine and John Ford on "The Last Hurrah"
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Guested on several episodes of the popular western TV series "Wagon Train" (NBC)
1964:
Final screen role, the beloved Bird Woman in "Mary Poppins"

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