Merchants of Venus. Comedy. Written by Alan Brooks. Directed by Bertram Harrison
and Alan Brooks. Punch and Judy Theatre: 27 Sep 1920- Nov 1920 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Alan Brooks, Jane Darwell
(as "Mrs. Marie Wilcox"), Frank Dayton, Edward Donnelly
(as "Oliver Bainbridge"), Thomas Hoier, Mary Howard, ...
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
I've played Henry Fonda
's mother so often that, whenever we run into each other, I call him "Son" and he calls me "Ma", just to save time.
Had retired in 1959 and was living at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, California, when she was approached by Walt Disney Pictures to play the Bird Woman in Mary Poppins
(1964). She at first refused, but Walt Disney
was so set on having her in his film that he personally visited her at the MPCH and eventually persuaded her to take the role.
Often played brassy "old dames"