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Mary Nash (I) (1884–1976)


When her Hollywood career began in 1934, Mary Nash was already a veteran performer, having appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway. Following a brief appearance as a dancer in 1904, she joined Ethel Barrymore in a 1905 off- Broadway production, 'Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire'. This was followed by 'Captain Jinks' and 'The Silver Box' with the same company,... See full bio »

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Known For

The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story Margaret Lord
(1940)
The Little Princess
The Little Princess Amanda Minchin
(1939)
Heidi
Heidi Fraulein Rottenmeier
(1937)
Till the Clouds Roll By
(1946)

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 1946 Swell Guy
Sarah Duncan
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Mrs. Muller
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
The Duenna
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Mrs. Vera Preston
 1944 Cobra Woman
Queen
 1944 The Lady and the Monster
Mrs. Fame - the housekeeper
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Mrs. Maitland
 1940 Gold Rush Maisie
Sarah Davis
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Miss Purvis
 1940 Charlie Chan in Panama
Miss Jennie Finch
 1939 The Rains Came
Miss Mac Daid
 1937 Wells Fargo
Mrs. Pryor
 1937 Easy Living
Mrs. Ball
 1937 The King and the Chorus Girl
Duchess Anna of Elberfield
 1936 Come and Get It
Emma Louise
 1935 College Scandal
Mrs. Fresnel
 1934 Uncertain Lady
Edith Hayes
 1915 The Unbroken Road
Constance Turner
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Stage Play: His Excellency the Governor (Revival). Written by Robert Marshall. Empire Theatre: 4 Apr 1907- May 1907 (closing date unknown/36 performances). Cast: Harry Barker, Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Eugene Jepson, James Kearney, D. Lyons, Bruce McRae, Mary Nash, William Norris, George Pauncefort, Soldine Powel [credited as E. ... See more »

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[on her role as Anna Valeska in the play Captain Applejack] You don't know what fun it is. It feels, every night, as if I were stepping forth to a party. All the sobbing and gnashing of teeth that I have been doing had almost worn me out, and this part came along like a gust of wind that could blow you away if you'd let it, but it is very refreshing, just the same. It is perfectly true that ... See more »

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Veteran stage character actress who came to Hollywood and settled in 1934, best known as Kate Hepburn's socialite mom in The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Shirley Temple's cruel nemesis in both Heidi (1937) and The Little Princess (1939)." See more »

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