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Maureen O'Sullivan (I) (1911–1998)

Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Ireland, to Evangeline "Mary Eva" Lovatt (Frazer) and Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers. She was of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The future mother of Mia Farrow was educated in private Catholic girls schools in London, Dublin, and Paris. ... See full bio »

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The Thin Man
The Thin Man Dorothy Wynant
A Day at the Races
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan and His Mate Jane Parker


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 1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (TV Movie)
Eleanor Biddlecomb
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie)
Helen Taylor
 1992 With Murder in Mind (TV Movie)
Aunt Mildred
 1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
- Once a kid (1991)
 1988 The River Pirates
Aunt Sue
 1987 Stranded
Grace Clark
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Elizabeth Alvorg
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Elaine Descot
- Episode #1.8670 (1985) ... Elaine Descot
- Episode #1.8669 (1985) ... Elaine Descot
 1985 Too Scared to Scream
Inez Hardwick
 1984 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Miss Emma Witherspoon
- Episode dated 28 August 1984 (1984) ... Miss Emma Witherspoon
 1983 All My Children (TV Series)
Olive Whelan
- Episode dated 22 April 1983 (1983) ... Olive Whelan
 1982 Morning's at Seven (TV Movie)
Esther Crampton
 1978 Mandy's Grandmother (Short)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Lillian Stanton
 1965 Never Too Late
Edith Lambert
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Irene Crain
- A Boy Is Standing Outside the Door (1965) ... Irene Crain
 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Elizabeth Lozier
- Moment of Decision (1961) ... Elizabeth Lozier
 1958 Wild Heritage
Emma Breslin
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Julia Williams
- The Edge of Innocence (1957) ... Julia Williams
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Gioconda Smile (1957) ... Doris
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Miriam / Lady Dominey
- Let It Be Me (1957) ... Miriam
- The Great Impersonation (1955) ... Lady Dominey
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mrs. Day
- The Man Who Walked on Water (1957) ... Mrs. Day
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest / Lux Video Theatre Guest / Mary / ...
- Michael and Mary (1956) ... Mary
- Suspicion (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- The Last Confession (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- Perilous Deception (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- The Bride Came C.O.D. (1955) ... Intermission Guest
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sister Mary Benedict
- The Blessed Midnight (1956) ... Sister Mary Benedict
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Roommates (1956)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
Helen Randall
- Labor Camp Escape (1955) ... Helen Randall
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
- The Return (1955) ... Helen
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- Trademark (1955) ... Marta
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Brian (1955)
 1955 The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story (Short)
Mother (uncredited)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Gladys Duffy
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lindsey Brown / Edith / Sheila MacNab
- Daughter of Mine (1954) ... Lindsey Brown
- The Trestle (1953) ... Edith
- They Also Serve (1953) ... Sheila MacNab
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Gladys Duffy
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Minna Baxter
- The Gift (1953) ... Minna Baxter
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Nancy Slocum
 1953 All I Desire
Sara Harper
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Lucky Coin (1952)
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Marion Gateson Drew
 1951 No Resting Place
Nan Kyle
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Julie Dorn
 1940 Sporting Blood
Linda Lockwood
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Sheila Carson
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Molly Beaumont
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Martha Aldrich
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Maria Orlich
 1937 A Day at the Races
 1936 The Devil-Doll
Lorraine Lavond
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
Camden Terry
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
 1935 Woman Wanted
 1935 The Flame Within
Linda Belton
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Lenore di Brissac
 1935 West Point of the Air
'Skip' Carter
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Patricia 'Pat' Severn
 1932 Payment Deferred
Winnie Marble
 1932 Okay America!
Sheila Barton
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
 1932 Fast Companions
 1932 The Silver Lining
Joyce Moore
 1931 The Big Shot
Doris Thompson
 1931 Skyline
Kathleen Kearny
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
Alisande / Woman in Mansion
 1930 Princess and the Plumber
Princess Louise
 1930 Song o' My Heart
 1930 So This Is London
Elinor Worthing
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(11/22/48) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Big Clock". See more »

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I don't think I ever got parts that interested me. Well, I did occasionally, but more often than not, they did not interest me. I wasn't the standard beauty type--it was all marvelous-looking people like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford--and I didn't have the glamor or whatever it is that was the style of those days, so consequently I got landed with parts that were not terribly interesting to me, ... See more »


Of her later films, she liked The Tall T (1957) the best. See more »

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