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Clara Blandick (1880–1962)

Clara Blandick was a character actress who was born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. Although she appeared in 118 films, she was primarily a stage actress. Clara actually began her film career at a late age. She was 33 when she was picked for the ... See full bio »

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 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Love That Brute
Landlady (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Liza, Silas' housekeeper
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Jackson
- The Guiding Star (1949) ... Mrs. Jackson
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Susan Balmuss
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Aunt Pewtie
 1947 Life with Father
Miss Wiggins
 1947 Philo Vance Returns
Stella Blendon
 1946 A Stolen Life
Martha
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Mrs. McBroom (uncredited)
 1946 So Goes My Love
Mrs. Meade
 1946 Claudia and David
Mrs. Barry (uncredited)
 1946 People Are Funny
Grandma Wilson
 1945 Frontier Gal
Abigail
 1945 Pillow of Death
Belle Kincaid
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Aunt Cissy
 1944 Shadow of Suspicion
Mrs. Randall
 1943 Dixie
Mrs. Mason
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Old Lady on Subway (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Woman on Train (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Tourist (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Mrs. Beasley
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Mrs. 'Sister' Watkins (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Nurse
 1941 Private Nurse
Miss Phillips
 1941 The Big Store
Customer Seeking Record (uncredited)
 1941 The Getaway
Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
 1941 The Nurse's Secret
Miss Juliet Mitchell
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Mrs. Williams
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Miss Bradshaw
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Mrs. Burns
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud
Jessica Spencer
 1940 Tomboy
Aunt Martha
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Grandmother
 1939 Swanee River
Mrs. Griffin
 1939 Main Street Lawyer
Matron (uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker
Miss Esther Jones
 1939 I Was a Convict
Aunt Sarah Scarlett
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Ma Sisler
 1938 Crime Ring
Phoebe Sawyer
 1938 Professor Beware
Mrs. Green - Landlady (uncredited)
 1938 My Old Kentucky Home
Julia 'Granny' Blair
 1937 Small Town Boy
Mrs. Armstrong
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1937 The Road Back
Willy's Mother
 1937 The League of Frightened Men (uncredited)
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Evie Curtis
 1937 A Star Is Born
Aunt Mattie (uncredited)
 1937 Her Husband's Secretary
Agatha 'Aunt Gussie' Kingdon
 1936 Make Way for a Lady
Mrs. Dell, Drew's Maid
 1936 In His Steps
Martha Adams
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Louisa Abbott
 1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws
Judge Mary F. O'Daugherty
 1936 Hearts Divided
Aunt Ellen
 1935 Party Wire
Mathilda Sherman
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Miss Van Cortland
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Mrs. Anderson
 1935 Transient Lady
Eva Branham
 1935 The Winning Ticket
Aunt Maggie (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Aunt Margaret
 1934 Broadway Bill
Mrs. Peterson
 1934 Jealousy
Mrs. Douglas
 1934 The President Vanishes
Mrs. Delling
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Miss Newberry
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin
Miss Gower
 1934 Harold Teen
Ma Lovewell
 1934 As the Earth Turns
Cora
 1934 Beloved
Miss Murfee
 1933 Going Hollywood
Ms. Perkins (uncredited)
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Anna, the Cook
 1933 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
Minerva Winterslip
 1933 One Sunday Afternoon
Mrs. Brush (scenes deleted)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Joe's Mother
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Ronald's Landlady (uncredited)
 1933 The Mind Reader
Auntie (uncredited)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Aunt Sophie
 1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Mrs. Jackson (uncredited)
 1932 Rockabye
Brida
 1932 Three on a Match
Mrs. Keaton (uncredited)
 1932 Life Begins
Mrs. West
 1932 Two Against the World
Aunt Agatha (uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Case of Clara Deane
Mrs. Lyons (scenes deleted)
 1932 Shopworn
Mrs. Livingston
 1932 The Wet Parade
Mrs. Tarleton
 1931 Possessed
Mother
 1931 Murder at Midnight
Aunt Julia Gray Kennedy
 1931 Bought!
Mrs. Sprigg
 1931 I Take This Woman
Sue Barnes
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Salvation Army Woman (uncredited)
 1931 Daybreak
Frau Hoffman
 1931 It's a Wise Child
Mrs. Stanton
 1931 The Easiest Way
Agnes
 1931 Inspiration
Madeleine's Mother (uncredited)
 1931 Once a Sinner
Mrs. Mason
 1930 Romance
Miss Armstrong
 1930 The Sins of the Children
Martha Wagenkampf
 1930 The Girl Said No
Mrs. Ward
 1930 Burning Up
Mrs. Minnie Winkle (uncredited)
 1929 Wise Girls
Ma
 1917 Peggy, the Will O' the Wisp
Mrs. Donnelly
 1916 The Stolen Triumph
Mrs. Rowley
 1915 The Legacy of Folly (Short)
Mrs. Hale - Clement's Aunt
 1915 The Seventh Commandment (Short)
Anna Craig - Simon's Wife
 1915 The Cabaret Singer (Short)
Mrs. Denton
 1914 Mrs. Black Is Back
Emily Mason
 1914 His Inspiration (Short)
Anna - Franz's Wife
 1911 The Maid's Double (Short)
Mistress / Maid
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Stage Play: Skyrocket. See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Best remembered for her portrayal of Dorothy's Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

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