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Isobel Elsom (1893–1981)

The epitome of opulent, grande dame haughtiness, British character actress Isobel Elsom began on the stage in 1911 and went on to grace a number of silent and sound pictures in England, marrying and divorcing director Maurice Elvey in the interim. In the late 30s she settled in America and earned major Broadway success with the play "Ladies in ... See full bio »

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My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Adeline Palmer-Jones
Monsieur Verdoux
Monsieur Verdoux Marie Grosnay
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Angelica Muir


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 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mrs. Briggs
- Tramp and the Prince (1965) ... Mrs. Briggs
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Dona Teresa Lacayo
 1963-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Silver / Mrs. Walker
- A Candle in the Window (1964) ... Mrs. Silver
- A Trip to Niagara (1963) ... Mrs. Walker (as Isabel Elsom)
 1964 The Third Man (TV Series)
- Judas Coat (1964) ... Julia
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
- Katy and the Imagemaker (1964) ... Auntie
 1963 Who's Minding the Store?
Hazel, a Dowager
 1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Sister Marie Therese / Reverend Mother
- The Dark Pool (1963) ... Sister Marie Therese
- Final Vow (1962) ... Reverend Mother
 1963 The Plot Thickens (TV Movie)
Selena Ruysdael
 1961-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Eunice Chalfrey / Mrs. Vanalden
- 'V' for Victim (1962) ... Eunice Chalfrey
- Her Father's House (1961) ... Mrs. Vanalden
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Mrs. Runciford
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... Mrs. Runciford
 1962 Straightaway (TV Series)
Mrs. Courtney
- The Hoax (1962) ... Mrs. Courtney
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Andrea Edgerton
- Step Forward (1962) ... Andrea Edgerton
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Madeline Montclair
- New Orleans Trackdown (1961) ... Madeline Montclair
 1961 The Second Time Around
Mrs. Rogers
 1961 The Errand Boy
Irma Paramutual
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Purdy
- The Closed Cabinet (1961) ... Mrs. Purdy (uncredited)
 1961 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Elizabeth Blakeley
- Red, Red Rose (1961) ... Elizabeth Blakeley
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Lady Augusta Fromondelay
- The Greggs in London (1961) ... Lady Augusta Fromondelay
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mrs. Vandercook
- Layoff Charley (1960) ... Mrs. Vandercook
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Lydia Lombard
- Runaway (1960) ... Lydia Lombard
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Aunt Lou
- Love Between the Acts (1960) ... Aunt Lou
 1960 The Bellboy
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Mrs. Buckley
- Millionaire Mara Robinson (1960) ... Mrs. Buckley
 1959-1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Maude St. John / Serena Delastone
- Kill with Kindness (1960) ... Maude St. John
- The Taste of Ashes (1959) ... Serena Delastone
 1959 The Miracle
Mother Superior
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Tarleton
- Misalliance (1959) ... Mrs. Tarleton
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Mrs. Grose
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Wilma Puttnam
- Doll Trouble (1959) ... Wilma Puttnam
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Mrs. Dewitt Lawrence (uncredited)
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Madame Cecile
- Life Line (1959) ... Madame Cecile
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mrs. Montgomery
- Night of April 14th (1959) ... Mrs. Montgomery
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Cora Shelby
- A Deadly Guest (1959) ... Cora Shelby
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Mrs. Skowran
- In an Early Winter (1958) ... Mrs. Skowran
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Miss Minner
- At Miss Minner's (1958) ... Miss Minner
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Mrs. Van Cleeve
 1955-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Kennedy
- Long Distance (1958)
- The Hole Card (1957)
- The Careless Cadet (1955) ... Mrs. Kennedy
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Tait, Janet's Aunt / Minnie Findlater / Hermione Carpenter
- The Diplomatic Corpse (1957) ... Mrs. Tait, Janet's Aunt
- The Three Dreams of Mr. Findlater (1957) ... Minnie Findlater
- Back for Christmas (1956) ... Hermione Carpenter (as Isabel Elsom)
 1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Lady Crawford
- An English Tea (1957) ... Lady Crawford
 1951-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. West / Alice / Mrs. Brinker / ...
- Diagnosis: Homicide (1957) ... Mrs. West
- The Enchanted Cottage (1955) ... Alice
- June Bride (1955) ... Mrs. Brinker
- So Evil My Love (1955) ... Miss Shoebridge
- Ladies in Retirement (1954) ... Leonora Fiske
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Fairfax
- Jane Eyre (1957) ... Mrs. Fairfax
- The Egoist (1956)
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Mrs. Charlotte Ogden
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Mayerling (1957)
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- No Private Room (1957)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Mr. Cinderella (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Lady Grey
- Night Shriek (1956) ... Lady Grey
 1956 Lust for Life
Mrs. Stricker
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Lady Syrett
 1955-1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Elliott / Mrs. Cliveden-Banks
- The Human Touch (1956) ... Mrs. Elliott
 1956 Over-Exposed
Mrs. Payton Grange
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Adeline Palmer-Jones
 1955 The King's Thief
Mrs. Bennett
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Vanderbuhr
- The Mumbys (1955) ... Mrs. Vanderbuhr
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Mrs. Jennings
- Boy in the Storm (1955) ... Mrs. Jennings
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Mrs. Harris
 1954 Désirée
Mme. Clary - Désirée's Mother
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
- Song for a Banker (1953) ... Anne (as Isabel Elsom)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Mme. Constancia / Mrs. Cattermole
- The Red Signal (1952) ... Mrs. Cattermole
 1952 21-Plus (TV Movie)
 1952 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Mrs. Nightingale
 1952 Doctor Serocold (TV Movie)
Nurse Davis
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Last Chance (1951)
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Brief Candle (1951)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
- Uncle Vanya (1950)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Secret Garden
 1949 Addio Mimí!
Madame Garzin
 1948 Smart Woman
Mrs. Rogers
 1947 The Paradine Case
 1947 Escape Me Never
Mrs. MacLean
 1947 Ivy
Charlotte Chattle
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Marie Grosnay
 1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls
Mrs. Latham
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Mrs. Betty Athelny
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Aunt Jennifer
 1945 The Unseen
Marian Tygarth
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Mrs. Bancroft (uncredited)
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Lucille Scott
 1943 First Comes Courage
Rose Lindstrom
 1943 Forever and a Day
Lady Trimble-Pomfret
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Mrs. Maria Castro
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
Miss Abagail Robbins
 1942 Laugh Your Blues Away
Mrs. Westerly
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Mrs. Laura Winters
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Dame Elizabeth Whitby
 1941 Ladies in Retirement
Leonora Fiske
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Judith Bliss
 1934 The Primrose Path
Brenda Dorland
 1933 The Thirteenth Candle
Lady Sylvia Meeton
 1932 The Crooked Lady
Miriam Sinclair
 1931 Stranglehold
 1931 The Other Woman
Roxanne Paget
 1927 Dance Magic
Selma Bundy
 1927 Human Law
Louise Radcliffe
 1926 Glamis Castle (Short)
 1926 The Tower of London (Short)
 1925 The Awakening
 1924 Who Is the Man?
Genevieve Arnault
 1924 The Love Story of Aliette Brunton
Aliette Brunton
 1923 The Wandering Jew
Olalla Quintane
 1923 The Harbour Lights
Dora Nelson
 1922 A Debt of Honour
Hope Carteret
 1922 Dick Turpin's Ride to York
Esther Bevis
 1922 The Game of Life
Alice Fletcher
 1921 For Her Father's Sake
Lilian Armitage
 1920 Aunt Rachel
 1920 Nance
Nance Gray
 1919 Wanted a Wife
Sophie Blossom
 1919 Mrs. Thompson
Enid Thompson
 1919 A Member of Tattersall's
Mary Wilmott
 1919 Edge o' Beyond
Joyce Grey
 1919 Broken Shadows
Nina Vernon
 1919 Hope
Jenny Northcote
 1918 Onward Christian Soldiers
The Girl
 1918 The Man Who Won
Milly Cooper
 1918 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
Isobel Bunter
 1918 The Way of an Eagle
Mariel Roscoe
 1915 A Prehistoric Love Story (Short)
The Girl
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Stage Play: The Behavior of Mrs. Crane. Written by Harry Segall. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Erlanger's Theatre: 20 Mar 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Walter Connolly (as "Luis Garcia"), Isobel Elsom (as "Myra Spaulding"), Kathryn Givney (as "Edith Hayes"), Phyllis Joyce (as "Cicely Prentiss"), Stapleton Kent... See more »

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