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Mabel Albertson (1901–1982)

When, at 50, Mabel Albertson was given the supporting role of Mrs. Carter, young actress Aileen Stanley Jr.'s mother in a Warner Bros. Technicolor musical romance, little did she know that she was starting out a movie and TV career in which she would shine as "the ultimate haughty judgmental (often wealthy) mother-in-law (or mother, or stepmother,... See full bio »

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 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lauterbaqch
 1975 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Ethel Kendricks
- Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs (1975) ... Ethel Kendricks
 1974 Pete 'n' Tillie (TV Movie)
Norma Jean Ryerson
 1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV Series)
Lois
- Pilot (1973) ... Lois
 1973 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Bingham
- Creepy-Peepy (1973) ... Mrs. Bingham
 1971-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Preston, Dick's Mother
- Pot Luck (1973) ... Mrs. Preston, Dick's Mother
- Ashes and Urns (1972) ... Mrs. Preston, Dick's Mother
- Mid-term Dinner (1971) ... Mrs. Preston, Dick's Mother
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Mrs. Van Hoskins
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Connery
- The Contract (1971) ... Dr. Connery
 1971 Make Room for Granddaddy (TV Series)
Mrs. Bigelow
- The Horrible Horoscope (1971) ... Mrs. Bigelow
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Laura May Tomer
- The Quincunx (1971) ... Laura May Tomer
 1970 The House That Would Not Die (TV Movie)
Mrs. McDougal
 1970 Arnie (TV Series)
Mrs. Robinson
- Swinging Sixties (1970) ... Mrs. Robinson
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Amanda Merriwether
- Buck's Portrait (1970) ... Amanda Merriwether
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mrs. Landers (segment "Love and the Comedy Team")
- Love and the Comedy Team/Love and the Divorce Sale/Love and the Mountain Cabin (1969) ... Mrs. Landers (segment "Love and the Comedy Team")
 1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Miss Beasterfeldt
- Gomer Maneuvers (1969) ... Miss Beasterfeldt
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ma Lacey
- Big Tiny (1968) ... Ma Lacey
 1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Elvira Grover
- Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow (1968) ... Elvira Grover
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Sheppard
- What Is This - Thanksgiving or a Nightmare? (1967) ... Mrs. Sheppard
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Jessie Gaynor
- The Bullet (1967) ... Jessie Gaynor
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Sarah Pettinghill
- Town of Terror (1967) ... Sarah Pettinghill
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
Abbey Marstow
- Low Moon at Hi Lo (1966) ... Abbey Marstow
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Mrs. Grimes
- The Night of the Bottomless Pit (1966) ... Mrs. Grimes
 1966 A Fine Madness
Chairwoman
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Madam Adella
- A Dollar's Worth of Trouble (1966) ... Madam Adella
 1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Mrs. Peabody
- Ozzie-a-Go-Go (1966) ... Mrs. Peabody
 1964-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mrs. Clark / Miss Ramsey
- Hazel Sits It Out (1965) ... Mrs. Clark
- The Reluctant Witness (1964) ... Miss Ramsey
 1965 The Smothers Brothers Show (TV Series)
Bertha
- Is Your Wig Warm? (1965) ... Bertha
 1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Val
- In Any Language (1965) ... Val
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Hannah Lacey
- Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) ... Mrs. Hannah Lacey
 1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- Lucy and the Missing Stamp (1964) ... Mrs. White
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
Agnes Daly
- Munster Masquerade (1964) ... Agnes Daly
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Ring
- Moonlighting (1964) ... Mrs. Ring
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Adrianna Mercer
- Who Killed My Girl? (1964) ... Adrianna Mercer
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mrs. Proctor
- The Substitute Teacher (1964) ... Mrs. Proctor
 1957-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Kate Heller / Gody Baines / Ma Smalley
- Kate Heller (1963) ... Kate Heller
- Long, Long Trail (1961) ... Gody Baines
- Cows and Cribs (1957) ... Ma Smalley
 1962 Fair Exchange (TV Series)
Belle Walker
- Innocents Abroad (1962) ... Belle Walker
 1962 Period of Adjustment
Mrs. Alice McGill
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Carrie Wilson
- The Case of the Hateful Hero (1962) ... Carrie Wilson
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Kate Baines
- Doctor on Horseback (1962) ... Kate Baines
 1953-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Agnes Fulton / Mother
- The Troubled Heart (1962) ... Agnes Fulton
- Ah There, Beau Brummel (1958) ... Mother
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Mother Maria Theodore
- Rendezvous with a Miracle (1962) ... Mother Maria Theodore
 1956-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Ms. Johnson / Mrs. Ilene Ruby
- Teacher for a Day (1961) ... Ms. Johnson
- Danny Goes on USO Tour (1956) ... Mrs. Ilene Ruby
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Whitehall
- The Fifth Caller (1961) ... Dr. Whitehall
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Irene Ballard
- So's Your Old Man (1961) ... Irene Ballard
 1960-1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Irene Brady
- Never Do Business with Relatives (1961) ... Irene Brady
- Passenger Pending (1961) ... Irene Brady
- Handy Man (1961) ... Irene Brady
- Big Brother (1961) ... Irene Brady
- Put It On, Take It Off (1961) ... Irene Brady
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Dean's Mother
- Those Happy College Days (1961) ... Dean's Mother
 1961 All in a Night's Work
Mrs. Kingsley Sr.
 1953-1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Jack's Mother, Emma / Fan
- Musicale (1961) ... Jack's Mother, Emma
- Jack as a Child (1953) ... Fan
 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Mrs. McDowall
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Kalla
- Incident of the Dancing Death (1960) ... Kalla
 1959 The Gazebo
Miss Chandler
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Madame Chalon
- Les Girls (1959) ... Madame Chalon
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Mrs. Trabert
 1959 The Hangman
Amy Hopkins
 1958 Home Before Dark
Inez Winthrop
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Elizabeth Stewart
 1953-1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Babs / Mert Seaton / Doris / ...
- Dear Milkman (1958) ... Babs
- Little League (1956) ... Mert Seaton
- Let Columbus Discover You (1955) ... Doris
- Double Trouble (1954) ... Mrs. Wallington
 1958 The Female Animal
Irma Jones
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
 1957 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Martha
- Uncle Bentley and the Aunts (1957) ... Martha
 1955-1957 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series)
Mrs. Whiting
- A Man in the House (1957) ... Mrs. Whiting
- Margaret Whiting's Sister (1957) ... Mrs. Whiting
- The Army Camp Show (1957) ... Mrs. Whiting
- Margaret's Romance (1957) ... Mrs. Whiting
- What Price Publicity? (1957) ... Mrs. Whiting
 1956-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Chester / Auntie Belle / Louisa / ...
- Barren Harvest (1957) ... Mrs. Chester
- Jezebel (1956) ... Auntie Belle
- Sting in the Tail (1956) ... Louisa
- A House of His Own (1956) ... Mrs. Cavanaugh
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mae Devlin
- Threat to a Happy Ending (1957) ... Mae Devlin
 1957 Man Afraid
Maggie
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Mrs. Conway
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Emmy
- Millionaire Virginia Lennart (1956) ... Emmy (as Mable Albertson)
 1956 December Bride (TV Series)
Mrs. Henshaw
- Ruth's Haircut (1956) ... Mrs. Henshaw
 1956 Forever, Darling
Society Reporter
 1956 Ransom!
Mrs. Partridge
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Neighbor
- The House on Elm Street (1956) ... Neighbor
 1955 The Cobweb
Regina Mitchell-Smyth
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Winnifred Phillips
- Her Crowning Glory (1955) ... Winnifred Phillips
 1955 Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Teresa Andrews
 1953-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Gertrude Mills / Mrs. Gibson / Mabel Fuller
- Blanche and Clara Bagley Leave Their Husbands (1955) ... Gertrude Mills
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Lucy
- Too Many Grooms (1954) ... Lucy
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Hannah
- My Own Dear Dragon (1954) ... Hannah
 1954 Black Widow
Sylvia (uncredited)
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. Sims
 1953 So This Is Love
Mary Garden
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- My Boss and I (1953)
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Velma Trumbull
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Kate White
- Drums of Death (1953) ... Kate White
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Laura Clarkson
- Where There's a Will (1952) ... Laura Clarkson
 1952 My Pal Gus
Mrs. Frisbee (uncredited)
 1952 About Face
Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Annual Honeymoon (1952)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
The Widow
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In 1967, she co-starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed ABC sitcom called "Dilby". The pilot starred Paul Ford as the owner of a fix-it shop who was better at repairing machinery than the host of problems handed him by his family and friends.

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Alternate Names:

Mable Albertson
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Often erroneously described as a sister of actor Frank Albertson. Mabel Albertson and her actor brother Jack Albertson were born and raised in Massachusetts to Russian immigrants. Their mother's maiden name was Kraft. Frank Albertson was a native of Minnesota, raised there and in Washington, by parents of Irish heritage. His mother's maiden name was Healy. See more »

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