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Mary Boland (I) (1880–1965)


Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because he seemed like 'such a nice young man'. She also ... See full bio »

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 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Martin
- The First Born (1954) ... Mrs. Martin
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rivals (1950)
 1950 Guilty Bystander
Smitty
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Ann
- Outward Bound (1949) ... Ann
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- All's Fair (1949)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Ma Ghenoccio
 1945 Forever Yours
Aunt Mary
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Mrs. Hawkley
 1944 In Our Time
Mrs. Bromley
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Aunt Kitty Marblehead
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Emily Potter
 1940 New Moon
Valerie de Rossac
 1940 He Married His Wife
Ethel
 1939 Night Work
Sybil Fitch, the Mother
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Mme. Geraldine Genet
 1939 Boy Trouble
Sybil Fitch
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
Mrs. Isabel Channing
 1938 Little Tough Guys in Society
Mrs. Berry
 1937 Mama Runs Wild
Alice Summers
 1937 There Goes the Groom
Mrs. Russell
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Mrs. Alice Pemberton
 1937 Marry the Girl
Ollie Radway
 1936 College Holiday
Carola P. Gaye
 1936 Wives Never Know
Marcia Bigelow
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Mary Grady
 1936 Early to Bed
Tessie Weeks
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Mrs. Sealingsworth
 1935 Two for Tonight
Mrs. Smythe
 1935 People Will Talk
Clarice Wilton
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Comfort Kirkland
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Queen of Malakamokalu, 'Queenie'
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
Mrs. Widden
 1934 Stingaree
Mrs. Clarkson
 1934 Melody in Spring
Mary Blodgett
 1934 Six of a Kind
Flora Whinney
 1934 Four Frightened People
Mrs. Mardick
 1933 The Solitaire Man
Mrs. Hopkins
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Mrs. Nellie Rimplegar
 1933 Mama Loves Papa
Jessie Todd
 1932 If I Had a Million
Mrs. Peabody
 1932 Evenings for Sale
Jenny Kent
 1932 The Night of June 13
Mazie Strawn
 1931 Personal Maid
Mrs. Otis Gary
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary
Mrs. Merritt
 1920 His Temporary Wife
Verna Devore
 1919 The Perfect Lover
Mrs. Whitney
 1918 The Prodigal Wife
Marion Farnham
 1918 A Woman's Experience
Agnes Roydant
 1917 Mountain Dew
Lily Bud Raines
 1916 The Stepping Stone
Mary Beresford
 1916 The Price of Happiness
Bertha Miller
 1915 The Edge of the Abyss
Alma Clayton
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Paula") in "The Torch Bearers" on Broadway. Written / directed by George Kelly. Comedy/satire. 48th Street Theatre: 29 Aug 1922-Dec 1922 (closing date unknown/135 performances). Cast: Daisy Atherton, William Castle, J.A. Curtis, Douglas Garden, Mary Gildea, Booth Howard, Rose Mary King, Helen Lowell, Edward Reese,... See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

During the 2013 Turner Classic Movies Summer Under The Stars Festival, she was honored as one of 31 classic film performers to have a day dedicated to her film work. Her movies were run throughout the day of August 4, 2013. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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