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Mary Field (I) (1909–1996)

Dark-haired, slender-faced Hollywood actress generally typecast as nosy or prudish: sometimes spinster, sometimes gossip and sometimes efficient secretary or officious shop clerk - but ever-obnoxious withal. See full bio »

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(age 87) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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Filmography

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 1962-1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Sister Agnes
- Blessed Are the Meek (1963) ... Sister Agnes
- Tell Me When You Get to Heaven (1963) ... Sister Agnes
- Keep an Eye on Santa Claus (1962) ... Sister Agnes
 1960-1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clara Ott / Minerva
- Coventry (1962) ... Clara Ott
- Till Death Do Us (1960) ... Minerva
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Gillespie
- The Horace Best Story (1960) ... Mrs. Gillespie
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
Mrs. Karrington
 1959-1960 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Cathy Marion
- The Swamp Fox: Redcoat Strategy (1960) ... Cathy Marion
- The Swamp Fox: Tory Vengeance (1960) ... Cathy Marion
- The Swamp Fox: Brother Against Brother (1959) ... Cathy Marion
- The Swamp Fox: The Birth of the Swamp Fox (1959) ... Cathy Marion
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail
Mrs. Curtis
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Annie
- Man on the Run (1958) ... Annie
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Nelda Hamilton
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Grace Webster
- The Ash Blonde Model Case (1958) ... Grace Webster
 1957 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Hartman / PTA Spokeswoman
- Uncle Bentley and the Lady Doctor (1957) ... Mrs. Hartman
- Bentley and the P.T.A. (1957) ... PTA Spokeswoman
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
Effie Blanford (uncredited)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
- Sky Net (1957)
 1956 The Toy Tiger
Miss Elsie
 1956 The Price of Fear
Ruth McNab
 1956 Assignment: Mexico (TV Movie)
Jane
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Nora Grisby
- The Devil to Pay (1955) ... Nora Grisby
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Stewart / Helen Merchant
- Katy (1955) ... Mrs. Stewart
- Time and Yuletide (1954) ... Helen Merchant
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Irma Wilson
 1955 To Hell and Back
Mrs. Murphy
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson
Sister Mary Theresa
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Sarah Marley
- The Cobb Marley Story (1955) ... Sarah Marley
 1954-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lost Lullaby (1954)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Reba
- The Gift Shop (1954) ... Reba
 1954 Four Guns to the Border
Mrs. Pritchard
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Martha Beauford
- Moonlight School (1954) ... Martha Beauford
 1953-1954 Topper (TV Series)
Thelma Gibney
- Decorating (1954) ... Thelma Gibney
- The Surprise Party (1954) ... Thelma Gibney
- Second Honeymoon (1954) ... Thelma Gibney
- Christmas Carol (1953) ... Thelma Gibney
- The Spinster (1953) ... Thelma Gibney
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Real Danger (1953)
- Lost Kid (1953)
- The Dancing Tree (1952)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Ann - Healy's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Janie
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Aunt Florence (uncredited)
 1952 Something to Live For
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Mrs. Thomas (uncredited)
 1951 Passage West
Miss Swingate
 1951 Dear Brat
File Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance
Nurse (uncredited)
 1950 Edge of Doom
Mary Jane Glennon
 1950 Father Makes Good
Mrs. Sweeney (uncredited)
 1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
Music Teacher (uncredited)
 1950 Paid in Full
Dr. Winston's Patient (uncredited)
 1949 Dear Wife
Mrs. Bixby
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Maid
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Tenant (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
O'Hara's Secretary (uncredited)
 1949 Special Agent
Miss Tannehill - Librarian (uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything
Record Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Mrs. Sweeney
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Miss Gilly (uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Barnstead's Secretary (uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Boy's Mother (uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born
Miss Totten
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
Wee Shop Clerk
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Marie - Elvira's Maid (uncredited)
 1948 Up in Central Park
Miss Murch
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man
Beaver Patrol Leader (uncredited)
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Della - Book Shoppe Proprietress (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1947 Where There's Life
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1947 Out of the Past
Marny - Diner Owner (uncredited)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Hortense, Mrs. Winterbottom's Maid (uncredited)
 1947 Louisiana
Mrs. Davis
 1947 Unconquered
Maggie
 1947 Driftwood
Mrs. White (uncredited)
 1947 Dark Passage
Aunt Mary (uncredited)
 1947 Life with Father
Nora
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Della (uncredited)
 1947 High Conquest
Miss Woodley
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Secretary
 1947 The Unfaithful
Miss Bryar - Hannaford's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Felice (uncredited)
 1947 The Other Love
Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Dutch Girl's Adopted Mother (uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Teacher (uncredited)
 1946 Song of the South
Mrs. Favers
 1946 Lady Luck
Miss Field - Thin Woman in Bookstore (uncredited)
 1946 Black Angel
Mavis' Maid (uncredited)
 1946 Mr. Ace
Lady with Question on Radio Forum (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Deborah
 1946 Don't Gamble with Strangers
Mrs. Arnold
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Bradford's Secretary
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Maude Miller (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Waitress
 1946 The Dark Corner
Movie Theatre Cashier (uncredited)
 1946 House of Horrors
Nora, Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1946 Talk About a Lady
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Chaperon (uncredited)
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves
Maid (uncredited)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
Ms. Field (uncredited)
 1946 Little Giant
Secretary (uncredited)
 1946 Because of Him
Maid (uncredited)
 1945 Love Letters
Nurse in Italy (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Miss Hutchison - the Police Stenographer (uncredited)
 1945 The Unseen
Miss Budge (uncredited)
 1945 The Affairs of Susan
Nancy
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Ministry of Fear
Martha Penteel (uncredited)
 1944 Frenchman's Creek
Prue (uncredited)
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Della
 1944 Three Little Sisters
Carrie Higginbotham (uncredited)
 1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More
Subscription Lady (uncredited)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Lizzie, Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Nurse's Aide (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Mrs. Penelope Hyslup (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Taxi Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room
Priscilla's Sister (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
Anxious (uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Maid (scenes deleted)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Clara Stilwell (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Oxford's Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Mrs. Riggs (uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
The Symphony Guild Secretary (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Ellie, Cockney Maid
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Foster (uncredited)
 1943 The Gorilla Man
Nurse Kruger
 1942 The Great Gildersleeve
Amelia Hooker
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Louise - the Acuña Maid (uncredited)
 1942 I Married a Witch
Nancy Wooley
 1942 Now, Voyager
Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Kirsty Lundstrom (uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Woman Judge (uncredited)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Wilbur & Margie's Mother in Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Maid (uncredited)
 1942 Wake Island
Miss Pringle, Woman with Cynthia (uncredited)
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Farmer's Granddaughter / Organist (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Miss Spriggins (uncredited)
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
Mrs. Metz
 1942 This Above All
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Maid (uncredited)
 1942 Mokey
Mrs. Graham
 1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Agnes, the Epping Maid (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Ms. Nixon (uncredited)
 1941 Ball of Fire
Miss Totten
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Eve (uncredited)
 1941 Sea Raiders
Aggie Nelson
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Tallulah 'Lulu' Digby (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wife (uncredited)
 1941 Father Steps Out
Mrs. Benton, Farm Woman
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Mrs. Collins (uncredited)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Woman on Street (uncredited)
 1941 Shadows on the Stairs
Phoebe Martia St. John Snell
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Lingerie Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Mary, the Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Miss Frame
 1941 Golden Hoofs
Nellie (uncredited)
 1940 Charter Pilot
Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Woman (uncredited)
 1940 The Trail Blazers
Alice Chapman
 1940 The Ape
Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Librarian (uncredited)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Susan Howard
 1940 Girls of the Road
Mae
 1940 Three Faces West
Mrs. Stebbins (uncredited)
 1940 My Son, My Son!
First Maid
 1940 Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me
Girl Customer (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
2nd Bride (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Crazy Woman (scenes deleted)
 1940 Convicted Woman
Gracie Dunn
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Passerby at Willie's House (uncredited)
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Mrs. Barton
 1939 Little Accident
Miss Wilson (uncredited)
 1939 Eternally Yours
Peabody's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Miss May
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 The Fighting Gringo
Sandra Courtney
 1939 Stunt Pilot
Ethel (as Mary Fields)
 1939 Good Girls Go to Paris
Ada - Brand's Maid (uncredited)
 1939 Unexpected Father
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1939 The Family Next Door
Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Mrs. Daly (uncredited)
 1939 Society Smugglers
Secretary
 1939 Made for Each Other
Johns Hopkins technician (uncredited)
 1938 Federal Man-Hunt
Woman (uncredited)
 1938 His Exciting Night
Carslake's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Woman on Bus (uncredited)
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Mrs. Crud - Pennypepper's Patient (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Slander House
Bessie, an attendant
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Maid (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Millie - Mrs. Updyke's Maid (uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Myrtle Semple (Elly's secretary)
 1938 Jezebel
Woman at the Olympus Ball (uncredited)
 1938 White Banners
Hester
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
School Board Secretary
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A few of her more visible roles in "A" quality pictures came to her via the dual role of the mother of both the prince and the pauper in Errol Flynn's The Prince and the Pauper (1937); a prim foundation lady in the Gary Cooper starrer Ball of Fire (1941); the Miniver children's piano teacher in Mrs. Miniver (1942) and the café owner in the classic film noir Out of the Past (1947). See more »

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Character Actress Extraordinaire

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Gemini

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