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Aline MacMahon (1899–1991)

Aline MacMahon was born of Irish/Russian ancestry on May 3 1899, the daughter of William Marcus MacMahon and Jennie Simon MacMahon. Her father went on to become editor-in-chief of Munsey's Magazine, while her mother pursued a theatrical acting career from middle-age and lived to the ripe old age of 107. After the family moved to Brooklyn, Aline ... See full bio »

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The Search
The Search Mrs. Murray
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 Trixie Lorraine
The Man from Laramie
The Man from Laramie Kate Canaday
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 1975 For the Use of the Hall (TV Movie)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Antigone (1974) ... Nurse
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Prodigal (1969) ... Penelope
 1963-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Vronis / Mary Alice Trotter
- King of the Hill (1964) ... Mrs. Vronis
- Old Lady Ironsides (1963) ... Mary Alice Trotter
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Betty Anderson
- The Bystanders (1964) ... Betty Anderson
 1963 All the Way Home
Aunt Hannah
 1962 Diamond Head
Kapiolani Kahana
 1961 The Young Doctors
Dr. Lucy Grainger (as Aline Mac Mahon)
 1961 Lamp Unto My Feet (TV Series)
- The Saving Remnant (1961) ... Narrator
 1960 Cimarron
Mrs. Mavis Pegler
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Medea (1959) ... Nurse
 1957-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Greene / Mrs. Weston
- The Desperate Age (1958) ... Mrs. Greene
- The Weston Strain (1957) ... Mrs. Weston
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Kate Canaday
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story
Grandma Esther
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Town (1952)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Sarie McCoy
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Mamie Steeple
 1944 Guest in the House
Aunt Martha
 1944 Dragon Seed
Ling Tan's Wife
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short)
Mrs. Scott
 1943 Seeds of Freedom
Odessa Citizen
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Aline MacMahon
 1942 Tish
Lizzie Wilkins
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
 1941 Out of the Fog
Florence Goodwin
 1937 When You're in Love
Marianne Woods
 1935 Ah, Wilderness!
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert
 1934 Side Streets
Bertha Krasnoff
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Hattie 'Mom' Frink
 1933 Heroes for Sale
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Trixie Lorraine
 1932 Silver Dollar
Sarah Martin
 1932 Life Begins
Miss Bowers
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Agnes Davis
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Miss Hickey, Day's Secretary
 1932 The Heart of New York
Bessie - the Neighbor
 1931 Five Star Final
Miss Taylor
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Other Works:

Stage Play: A Day By The Sea. Drama. Written by N.C. Hunter. Directed by Cedric Hardwicke. ANTA Playhouse: 26 Sep 1955- 15 Oct 1955 (24 performances). Cast: John W. Austin (as "William Gregson") [final Broadway role], Leo Britt (as "Humphrey Caldwell"), Veronica Cole (as "Elinor Eddison"), Hume Cronyn (as "Julian Anson"), Halliwell Hobbes ... See more »

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Aline Mac Mahon


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Although best remembered in her later years for her warm-hearted and wise maternal roles, she is also memorable as one of the wisecracking, cynical chorus girls in Warner Brothers' Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933). See more »

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