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Alma Kruger (1871–1960)

Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960. See full bio »

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His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday Mrs. Baldwin
Saboteur Mrs. Sutton
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other Sister Madeline
These Three
These Three Mrs. Amelia Tilford


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 1947 Forever Amber
Lady Redmond
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Mrs. Van Orsdale
 1946 Do You Love Me
Mrs. Joshua Frederick Crackleton (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Mrs. Clyde Manadue (uncredited)
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning
Mrs. Wellington Lake (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Mrs. Jacob Livingstone (uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Martha Curtis
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Mrs. Lamberton
 1942 That Other Woman
Grandma Borden
 1941 Puddin' Head
Matilda Montgomery
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Dr. Saunders
 1940 You'll Find Out
Aunt Margo
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars
Mrs. Stephen Pringle
 1940 His Girl Friday
Mrs. Baldwin
 1939 Balalaika
Mrs. Danchenoff
 1939 Made for Each Other
Sister Madeline
 1938 The Great Waltz
Mrs. Strauss
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Mrs. Harry Stockton
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Aunt Bertha
 1938 The Toy Wife
Madame Vallaire
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Mrs. Tyler
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Sophie Miller
 1937 The Man in Blue
Mrs. Dunne
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Mrs. Davis
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
Veronica Todd
 1936 Craig's Wife
Ellen Austen

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Stage Play: The Living Corpse. Tragedy. Written by Leo Tolstoy. Directed by Jacob Ben-Ami. Civic Repertory Theatre: 6 Dec 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Walter Beck, Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Fedya/Feodor Vasilyetvitch Protasov"), Egon Brecher (as "Ivan Petrovitch Alexandrov"), J. Edward Bromberg (as "Ivan ... See more »

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A noted Shakespearean stage actress, on Broadway from 1907.

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