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Mildred Natwick (1905–1994)


A disarming character lady quite capable of scene-stealing, Mildred Natwick was a well-rounded talent with distinctively dowdy features and idiosyncratic tendencies who, over a six-decade period, assembled together a number of unforgettable matrons on stage and (eventually) film and TV. Whimsical, feisty, loony, stern, impish, shrewish, quizzical,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1987 Deadly Deception (TV Movie)
Sarah Cleason
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Carrie McKittrick
- Murder in the Electric Cathedral (1986) ... Carrie McKittrick
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
May Hardcastle
 1985 The Adventures of Alexander Hawkins (TV Movie)
Grandmother
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye
Mrs. Reilly
 1982 Maid in America (TV Movie)
Mrs. Angstrom
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Grandma
 1980 Alice (TV Series)
Aunt Agatha
- Vera's Aunt Agatha (1980) ... Aunt Agatha
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Beatrice Dale
 1978-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Millicent Shand
- The Spirit Is Willie (1979) ... Millicent Shand
- Frozen Assets (1978) ... Millicent Shand
 1978 Little Women (TV Series)
Aunt March
 1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Grace Dubois
- A Girl in Her Twenties (1977) ... Grace Dubois
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Hattie
- A Right and Proper Goodbye (1976) ... Hattie
 1976 Addie and the King of Hearts (TV Movie)
Grandma Mills
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Beatrice McMillan
- Deadly Inheritance (1975) ... Beatrice McMillan
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... Beatrice McMillan
 1975 The Easter Promise (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1973 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
Constance / The Aunt
- Scared to Death (1973) ... Constance
- Heart to Heart (1973) ... The Aunt
 1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1973 Money to Burn (TV Movie)
Emily Finnegan
 1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Grandma Mills
 1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (TV Movie)
Shelby Saunders
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
Janet McLeod
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... Janet McLeod
 1969 Trilogy
Miss Miller (segment "Miriam")
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Molly Fletcher
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Wharton
- Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (1969) ... Mrs. Wharton
 1962 Arsenic & Old Lace (TV Movie)
Martha Brewster
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Irma Mahoney
- Take and Put (1961) ... Irma Mahoney
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Millicent Bracegirdle / Aunt Rosalie
- Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty (1958) ... Millicent Bracegirdle
- The Perfect Murder (1956) ... Aunt Rosalie
 1950-1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Big Heist (1957)
- The Grass Harp (1952)
- The Old Ladies (1950)
 1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
Aunt Renie
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Nanny
- Eloise (1956) ... Nanny
 1956 Teenage Rebel
Grace Hewitt
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Nurse
- Antigone (1956) ... Nurse
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Redman
- Hapless Holiday (1956) ... Mrs. Redman
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Madame Arcati
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Grace Hagget
- Christopher Bean (1955) ... Grace Hagget
 1949-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Kate / Mrs. Beam
- Uncle Ed and Circumstances (1955) ... Kate
- Mary Lou (1950)
- My Granny Van (1950)
- At Mrs. Beam's (1949) ... Mrs. Beam
 1949-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
Nadia Demarest / Suspicious Woman
- The Suitor (1953)
- High Street (1951)
- Murderers' Meeting (1951) ... Nadia Demarest
- On a Country Road (1951) ... Suspicious Woman
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Mr. Simmons (1954)
 1954 Love Story (TV Series)
- The Orchard (1954)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Macready
- Tam O'Shanter (1954)
- The Marmalade Scandal (1953) ... Mrs. Macready
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Happy Rest (1953)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- Ink (1953)
 1952-1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Buttons (1952)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Boyd
- The Brooch (1953) ... Mrs. Boyd
 1952 Against All Flags
Molvina MacGregor
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Antrobus / Queen Elizabeth I
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1951) ... Mrs. Antrobus
 1950-1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Albert Forrester
- The Mother (1951)
- The Creative Impulse (1950) ... Mrs. Albert Forrester
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- Her Son (1950)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
 1949 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1949)
- Episode #1.7 (1949)
- Episode #1.6 (1949)
- Episode #1.5 (1949)
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Abby 'Old Iron Pants' Allshard
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Isabella
 1946 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV Short)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Freda
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Bedroom Farce. Comedy/farce. Written by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Alan Ayckbourn and Peter Hall. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 29 Mar 1979- 24 Nov 1979 (276 performances + 3 previews that began on 27 Mar 1979). Cast: Polly Adams (as "Jan"), Michael Gough (as "Ernest"), Joan Hickson (as "Delia"), Delia Lindsay (as "Susannah"), ... See more »
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First appeared on Broadway under the direction of Joshua Logan, who considered her one of America's finest character actresses. Natwick inspired great devotion among many: John Ford, who directed her in The Long Voyage Home (1940), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and The Quiet Man (1952) adored her, as did both Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. Katharine Cornell and her husband, director ... See more »

Nickname:

Milly

Star Sign:

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