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May Boley (1881–1963)

May Boley was born on May 29, 1881 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for The Informer (1935), Fighting Caravans (1931) and The Great Pie Mystery (1931). She died on January 7, 1963 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Informer
The Informer Madame Betty
Fighting Caravans
The Great Pie Mystery
The Great Pie Mystery Bertha - Homer's Sweetheart
Hail the Princess


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 1941 Skylark
Fat Woman in Subway Car (uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Fainting Customer (uncredited)
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Mrs. Peabody (uncredited)
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Henry's Landlady (uncredited)
 1939 The Women
Mud Mask (uncredited)
 1939 Death of a Champion
Ma Sloane
 1939 Undercover Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Mme. Thompson
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Mrs. Meggs, the Landlady (uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Mrs. Krinkenheim
 1938 Prison Farm
'Shifty' Sue
 1938 Women Are Like That
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1938 Reckless Living
Mother Ryan
 1937 Tovarich
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Mrs. Beadle
 1936 Without Orders
Mrs. Maddy Overhose
 1935 The Informer
Madame Betty
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Bearded Lady
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn
Miss Lonelyhearts (uncredited)
 1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
Busybody in Courtroom
 1932 The Expert
Mrs. Smallbridge (uncredited)
 1932 A Woman Commands
 1931 The Great Pie Mystery (Short)
Bertha - Homer's Sweetheart
 1931 Fighting Caravans
 1930 Going Wild
May Bunch
 1930 Moby Dick
Whale Oil Rosie
 1930 Hail the Princess (Short)
 1930 Children of Pleasure
Fanny Kaye
 1930 Lilies of the Field
 1929 The Dance of Life
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Ma Spinelli
 1929 The Woman from Hell
Mother Price
 1929 Beneath the Law (Short)
 1928 The Wagon Show
The Strong Woman
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Stage Play: The Whirl of the World. Musical revue. Book by Harold Atteridge. Music by Sigmund Romberg [earliest Broadway credit]. Lyrics by Harold Atteridge. Musical Director: Oscar Radin. Additional music by Harry Gifford and Fred Godfrey. Additional lyrics by Harry Gifford and Fred Godfrey. Additional Direction by Henry Lehman. Directed ... See more »

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Character actress and singer of 1930's films. Her forte was playing eccentrics and grotesques, including bearded ladies, burlesque comics and bawdy house proprietresses. She was also a prolific Broadway performer, in musical comedies from 1898.

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