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Sunshine Hart (1886–1930)

Sunshine Hart was born Lucia Adams on July 6, 1886, in Vevay, Indiana. She would later claim that her father was a minister on an Indian reservation and that an Indian nurse gave her the nickname "Sunshine". After high school she started acting in stock companies and spent many years working vaudeville using the stage "Miss Sunshine". She married ... See full bio »

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My Best Girl
My Best Girl Ma Johnson
Crazy to Act
Crazy to Act Mrs. St. John
Family Life
Family Life Mother Duff
Down to the Sea in Shoes


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 1930 Midnight Daddies
2nd Bridge Player
 1929 The Rodeo (Short)
Mabel's Mother, Jimmy's Mother-in-Law
 1929 Foolish Husbands (Short)
Committee Woman
 1929 The Bride's Relations (Short)
Aunt Em (uncredited)
 1928 The Burglar (Short)
Mabel's Mother, Jimmy's Mother-in-Law
 1928 The Bargain Hunt (Short)
Shopping Wife (uncredited)
 1928 Motorboat Mamas (Short)
 1928 The Campus Carmen (Short)
Woman in Balcony (uncredited)
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
Hotel Manager's Wife
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
 1928 The Man in Hobbles
Ma Harris
 1928 The Best Man (Short)
The Bride's Mother
 1928 Smith's Holiday (Short)
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1927 My Best Girl
Ma Johnson
 1927 Gold Digger of Weepah (Short)
The Barber's Wife
 1927 Love's Languid Lure (Short)
Gerald's Mother
 1927 Crazy to Act (Short)
Mrs. St. John
 1927 A Small Town Princess (Short)
Mrs. Murphy
 1927 The Jolly Jilter (Short)
Mrs. Murdock - Myrtle's Mother
 1927 Peaches and Plumbers (Short)
The Plumber's Mother
 1927 Should Sleepwalkers Marry? (Short)
Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1926 Smith's Picnic (Short)
Mabel's Mother, Smith's Mother-in-Law
 1926 Syncopating Sue
 1926 Smith's Visitor (Short)
Jimmy's Mother-in-Law
 1926 Love's Last Laugh (Short)
Ruth's Mother
 1926 When a Man's a Prince (Short)
Katinka - Queen of Jestphalia
 1926 Smith's Baby (Short)
Mabel's Mother, Jimmy's Mother-in-Law
 1926 A Sea Dog's Tale (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1926 Lovey Mary
Mrs. Chultz
 1926 Muscle-Bound Music (Short)
Boarding House Cook (uncredited)
 1926 Spanking Breezes (Short)
Alice's Mother
 1926 Gooseland (Short)
Alice's Mother
 1926 The Funnymooners (Short)
Thelma's Mother
 1925 Hotsy-Totsy (Short)
Glove Customer (uncredited)
 1925 From Rags to Britches (Short)
Aggie O'Malley
 1925 Isn't Love Cuckoo? (Short)
Mrs. Dodge - Peggy's Mother
 1925 The Soapsuds Lady (Short)
Mrs. Tucker - Betty's Mother
 1925 Dangerous Curves Behind (Short)
Dress Shop Customer
 1925 Spot Light (Short)
 1925 Over Thereabouts (Short)
Mrs. Mooney
 1925 Love and Kisses (Short)
Mrs. Pike
 1925 Cold Turkey (Short)
The Wife's Mother
 1925 Don't Tell Dad (Short)
Woman Outside Manicure Shop (uncredited)
 1925 The Iron Nag (Short)
Sophie Calhoun
 1925 Skinners in Silk (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Lion's Whiskers (Short)
Victoria's Mother
 1925 The Marriage Circus (Short)
Madeline's Mother
 1925 Bashful Jim (Short)
 1925 Honeymoon Hardships (Short)
Farmer's Wife
 1924 Off His Trolley (Short)
Neighborhood Woman
 1924 East of the Water Plug (Short)
Customer (uncredited)
 1924 Wall Street Blues (Short)
The Fat Woman with the Dog
 1924 Dizzy Daisy (Short)
 1924 Air Pockets (Short)
Peg's Mother
 1924 The Hollywood Kid (Short)
Sunshine Hart
 1924 Family Life (Short)
Mother Duff
 1924 Scarem Much (Short)
Slashed Dress Victim
 1923 Uncle Sam (Short)
 1923 Asleep at the Switch (Short)
The Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1923 Down to the Sea in Shoes (Short)
The Wife
 1923 The High Life (Short)
 1923 A Man About Town (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 Three Strikes (Short)
 1923 This Way Out (Short)
 1922 The Steeplechaser (Short)
 1921 Free and Easy (Short)
 1917 The Late Lamented (Short)
Woman with Blown Skirt
 1916 A Scoundrel's Toll (Short)
The Daughter's Maid (as Miss Sunshine)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Lucia Hart | Miss Sunshine


5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

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Overweight comedienne of the silent screen, the female equivalent of 'Fatty' Arbuckle. Appeared in many two-reelers, including the 'Smith Family' series for Mack Sennett between 1926 and 1928. Also with Oliver Hardy in 'Crazy to Act' (1927).

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