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Also Known As: Died: April 16, 1968
Born: December 7, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Children's Hour (1961) as Mrs. Amelia Tilford
A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school.
The President's Lady (1953) as Mrs. Donelson
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
Close to My Heart (1951) as Mrs. Morrow
A journalist's wife insists on adopting an abandoned child.
June Bride (1948) as Paula Winthrop
Two bickering reporters turn a small-town wedding into a battleground.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Fay Norwick
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
Deep Valley (1947) as Mrs. Saul
A farmer's daughter helps an escaped convict.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Mrs. [Eunice] Mitty
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''''s not so easy in real life.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Mrs. E. Winthrop Le Moyne
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
The Virginian (1946) as Mrs. Taylor
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
State Fair (1945) as Melissa Frake
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Captain [Alice] Marsh
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Frances Whitaker
Dark Waters (1944) as Aunt Emily Lamont/May
Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as [Mrs.] Margaret Sibyll
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Jennie Bailey
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Mrs. [Mimi] Thornway
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Mrs. [Katie] Macauley
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Miss Jones
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
Journey for Margaret (1942) as Trudy Strauss
An American correspondent tries to adopt two children orphaned during the London blitz.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Ellen Whitcomb
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Stella Hadley
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Mrs. Elvira Wiggs
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
Maryland (1940) as Charlotte Danfield
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Mrs. Samuel [Nancy] Edison
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
A Bill of Divorcement (1940) as Margaret Fairchild
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
Our Town (1940) as Mrs. [Julie] Gibbs
Small town lovers search for happiness.
Our Neighbors--the Carters (1939) as Ellen Carter
The Lady and the Mob (1939) as Hattie Leonard
A woman sets out to break a criminal gang controlling the dry cleaning business.
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) as Ann Murray
A freethinker''''s liberal ways are tested when her daughter announces plans for a premarital fling.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as Nan Masters
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) as Mrs. [Margaret] Carey
A widow with four children fights to keep her home.
The Arkansas Traveler (1938) as Martha Allen
Jezebel (1938) as Aunt Belle
A tempestuous Southern belle's willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her.
White Banners (1938) as Hannah [Parmalee]
A mysterious woman tries to help her son''''s foster family without revealing her true identity.
The Shining Hour (1938) as Hannah Linden
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
Quality Street (1937) as Susan Throssel
A woman masquerades as her own niece to get back at a neglectful suitor.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) as Anita Cooper
A devoted couple faces the harsh economic realities of growing older.
The Soldier and the Lady (1937) as Strogoff's mother [Martha]
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
This Side of Heaven (1934) as Francene Turner
An eccentric family tries to work together when the father is accused of embezzlement.

Cast (short)

Mister Gardenia Jones (1942)
This short film presents the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops.
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.

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