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Mary Ellis (I) (1897–2003)

A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ranging from heavy doses of Shakespeare and Eugene... See full bio »

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(age 105) in London, England, UK
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 1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lady Florence
- The Eligible Bachelor (1993) ... Lady Florence
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Mrs. Leroy Passells
- You Can't Condemn Them All (1971) ... Mrs. Leroy Passells
 1961 Frederic Chopin (Short)
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Summer Pavilion (1959)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Sumner / Mrs. Millward (Evie)
- Trespass (1958) ... Helen Sumner
- The Distaff Side (1958) ... Mrs. Millward (Evie)
 1958 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Empress Catherine / The women in John's life
- Happiness My Goal (1953) ... The women in John's life
 1951 The Magic Box
Mrs. Nell Collings
 1950 The First Mrs. Fraser (TV Movie)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Patient / Gag Bit (uncredited)
 1937 Glamorous Night
Melitza Hjos
 1936 Fatal Lady
Marion Stuart / Maria Delasano / Malevo
 1935 Paris in Spring
Simone
 1935 All the King's Horses
Elaine, the Queen of Langenstein
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She acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Anthony Quayle, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Lyn Evans, Laurence Harvey, Raymond Westwell, Michael Bates, John Gielgud (London), Diana Wynyard (London) and Paul Scofield ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

May Belle Elsas
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She played Nerissa in a production of "Ther Merchant of Venice" in New York in 1922. Two years later, she played the titular heroine in "Rose Marie" on Broadway but left the show after an argument with managers and never sang in the United States again. See more »

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