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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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Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
(1964)
Monsieur Verdoux
Monsieur Verdoux Marie Grosnay
(1947)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Adeline Palmer-Jones
(1955)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Angelica Muir
(1947)

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 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Dona Teresa Lacayo
 1964 My Fair Lady
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
 1963 Who's Minding the Store?
Hazel, a Dowager
 1961 The Second Time Around
Mrs. Rogers
 1961 The Errand Boy
Irma Paramutual
 1960 The Bellboy
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1959 The Miracle
Mother Superior
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Mrs. Dewitt Lawrence (uncredited)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Mrs. Van Cleeve
 1957 The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Mrs. Charlotte Ogden
 1956 Lust for Life
Mrs. Stricker
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Lady Syrett
 1956 Over-Exposed
Mrs. Payton Grange
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Adeline Palmer-Jones
 1955 The King's Thief
Mrs. Bennett
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Mrs. Harris
 1954 Désirée
Mme. Clary - Désirée's Mother
 1949 The Secret Garden
Governess
 1949 Addio Mimí!
Madame Garzin
 1948 Smart Woman
Mrs. Rogers
 1947 The Paradine Case
Innkeeper
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Auntie Loo-Loo
 1947 Escape Me Never
Mrs. MacLean
 1947 Ivy
Charlotte Chattle
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Angelica Muir
 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 Casanova Brown
Mrs. Ferris
 1944 Between Two Worlds
Genevieve Cliveden-Banks
 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
 1934 The Primrose Path
Brenda Dorland
 1933 The Thirteenth Candle
Lady Sylvia Meeton
 1932 Illegal
Mrs. Evelyn Dean
 1932 The Crooked Lady
Miriam Sinclair
 1931 Stranglehold
Beatrice
 1931 The Other Woman
Roxanne Paget
 1927 Dance Magic
Selma Bundy
 1927 Tragödie einer Ehe
Louise Radcliffe
 1925 Le réveil
Thérèse de Mégèe
 1925 The Last Witness
Letitia Brand
 1924 Who Is the Man?
Genevieve Arnault
 1924 The Love Story of Aliette Brunton
Aliette Brunton
 1923 The Sign of Four
Mary Morstan
 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
Ruth
 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
 1919 Quinneys
Posy Quinney
 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
 1916 Milestones
Lady Monkhurst
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Stage Play: American Landscape. Drama. Written by Elmer Rice. Directed by Elmer Rice. Cort Theatre: 3 Dec 1938- Jan 1939 (closing date unknown/43 performances). Cast: Jules Bennett (as "Paul Kutno"), Donald Cook (as "Gerald Spinner"), John Hammond Dailey (as "Patrick O'Brien") [final Broadway role], Pierre D'Ennery (as "Henri Dupont"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Isabel Elsom

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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