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Rose Hobart (1906–2000)

Born in New York City, Rose Hobart responded to the lure of the theater at a young age, went on stage at 15, then drifted to Hollywood and embarked on a movie career. Hobart film-debuted in the 1930 Fox version of "Liliom" and went on to appear in over 40 additional films, both in the A and B category. But by the late 1940s, her political views ... See full bio »

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Farmer's Daughter
The Farmer's Daughter Virginia Thatcher
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack Fraulein Von Teufel
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 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mrs. Hugo (segment "The Dear Departed")
- Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971) ... Mrs. Hugo (segment "The Dear Departed")
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Nina's Mother
- A Lonely Place to Die (1971) ... Nina's Mother
 1968-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Molly Ferguson / Maid
- The Prey (1969) ... Molly Ferguson
- Breakthrough (1968) ... Maid
 1966-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
- Episode #5.31 (1969) ... Mary
- Episode #5.24 (1968) ... Mary
- Episode #5.16 (1968) ... Mary
- Episode #4.60 (1968) ... Mary
- Episode #4.55 (1968) ... Mary
 1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Melanie Karcher
- A Noose for Dobie Price (1968) ... Melanie Karcher
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Housekeeper - Irma
- The Possessed (1968) ... Housekeeper - Irma
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Sister #2 (Nun)
- The Singing Sisters (1960) ... Sister #2 (Nun)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Lady Eleanora
 1948 Mickey
Lydia Matthews
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Diantha Marl
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Agnes Meeler
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Virginia Thatcher
 1946 The Cat Creeps
Connie Palmer
 1945 Isle of the Dead
Mrs. Mary St. Aubyn (in long shot) (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict
Kathryn Mason
 1945 The Brighton Strangler
Dorothy Kent
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Mrs. Powell
 1943 The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
Mrs. Diana Burns
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Lead Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Mrs. Carson
 1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Fraulein Von Teufel
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Mrs. Black
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Alma Pearce
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Carol Brent
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart
Claire Barrington
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Marion West
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Mrs. Harriet Donnelly
 1941 Lady Be Good
Mrs. Carter Wardley
 1941 Singapore Woman
Alice North
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Mrs. Merton
 1940 Susan and God
 1940 Wolf of New York
Peggy Nolan
 1933 The Shadow Laughs
Ruth Hackett
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Claire Strong
 1931 Compromised
Ann Brock
 1931 Chances
Molly Prescott
 1930 Liliom
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Stage: Appeared (as "The Young Girl"; Broadway debut) in "The Lullaby" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Edward Knoblock. Driected by Fred G. Latham. Knickerbocker Theatre: 17 Sep 1923-Jan 1924 (closing date unknown/144 performances). Cast: Peter Carpenter, Harold Elliott, Alice Fleming, David Glassford, Rupert Lumley, Frank Morgan, ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


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"I remember when a casting director simply told me that I had been blacklisted. I was livid. I also knew that I had done it to myself. I had spoken out against what I considered unfair treatment of people in Hollywood.'' - to the Los Angeles Times (1991) on being blacklisted. See more »


Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994). See more »

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