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Florence Eldridge (1901–1988)

Versatile character actress Florence Eldridge seemed often better served by the stage than by her roles in motion pictures. On the boards from the age of seventeen as a chorine in "Rock-a-Bye Baby" in 1918, she acted with touring companies and on Broadway and soon found herself playing leading parts. The Brooklyn-born was bitten by the acting bug ... See full bio »

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Known For

Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Sarah Brady
(1960)
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Fantine
(1935)
Mary of Scotland
Mary of Scotland Elizabeth Tudor
(1936)
The Divorcee
The Divorcee Helen
(1930)

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 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rollin
 1951-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Emma / Bess
- Ferry Crisis at Friday Point (1952) ... Emma
- The Speech (1951) ... Bess
 1948 An Act of Murder
Catherine Cooke
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nanine
- Camille (1948) ... Nanine
 1934 A Modern Hero
Leah Ernst
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Ruby Lemarr
 1933 Dangerously Yours
Jo Horton
 1933 The Great Jasper
Jenny Horn
 1932 Thirteen Women
Grace Coombs
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
Juliet Corton
 1930 The Divorcee
Helen
 1929 Charming Sinners
Helen Carr
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Blanche Hardell
 1929 The Eligible Mr. Bangs (Short)
Lucille Morgan
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
Marilyn Sterling
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Yr. Obedient Husband. Comedy. Written by Horace Jackson. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by John Cromwell. Broadhurst Theatre: 10 Jan 1938- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman (as "Podd"), Leslie Austen, J.W. Austin, Montgomery Clift, Florence Eldridge (as "Prue"), Brenda Forbes, Helena ... See more »

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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for her landmark performance in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night," in which she co-starred with her husband, Fredric March. See more »

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Virgo

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