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Charlotte Greenwood (I) (1890–1977)

Tall, elastic-jointed nightclub dancer and zany comedienne, later in films, whose trademark was her high kick. Her eccentric humor was all the more incongruous on account of her aura of elegance in that fastidiously styled coiffure and those glamorous, magnificently tailored gowns in which she might appear. See full bio »

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 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Aunt Martha
- The Thompsons of Thunder Ridge (1961) ... Aunt Martha
 1956 Glory
Miz Agnes Tilbee
 1953 Dangerous When Wet
Ma Higgins
 1950 Peggy
Mrs. Emelia Fielding
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Anna Breitenbach
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Aunt Netty
 1947 Driftwood
Mathilda
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Sara March
 1944 Home in Indiana
Penny Bolt
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room
Martha
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Mrs. Peyton Potter
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Mrs. Dugan
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
Phoebe Gray
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Martha Mason
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Aunt Susan 'Sue' Latimer
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Mrs. Winnie Sage
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Binnie Crawford
 1940 Young People
Kit Ballantine
 1940 Star Dust
Lola Langdon
 1932 The Yacht Party (Short)
Solo Dancer (uncredited)
 1932 Cheaters at Play
Mrs. Crozier
 1931 Palmy Days
Helen Martin
 1931 The Man in Possession
Clara
 1931 Stepping Out
Sally Smith
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Polly Hathaway
 1931 Girls Will Be Boys (Short)
 1930 Love Your Neighbor (Short)
 1928 Baby Mine
Emma
 1918 Stepping Some (Short)
 1915 Jane
Jane
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Other Works:

In 1957, she starred in the pilot for a dramatic series called, "The Enchanted Forest", but the series was never produced. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Temperament is temper that is too old to spark.

Trivia:

Although she died in 1977, her death was not reported to the public until Valentines Day 1978 when an obituary appeared in the New York Times, stating she had no known survivors and that she left her personal papers to play writer William Luce as per her final wishes. See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Betty Grable See more »

Nickname:

Lady Longlegs See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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