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Una O'Connor (I) (1880–1959)

Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in Universal's horror classics, Bride of Frankenstein (1935)... See full bio »

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 1953-1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Night Must Fall (1954)
- Rain No More (1953)
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Agatha Crandall
- The Anchorage (1953) ... Agatha Crandall
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Buried Treasure (1953)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Quiet Lady (1952)
- The Children's Room (1952) ... Edythe
 1950-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Reverand Mother / Mrs. Gorlick
- The Man Who Struck It Rich (1952) ... Reverand Mother
- Saturday's Children (1950) ... Mrs. Gorlick
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Edith Jones
- Mrs. Moonlight (1952) ... Edith Jones
 1952 Ha da venì... don Calogero
Angelica, perpetua
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
- Unexpected Guest (1952) ... Mathilda
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
 1951 Suspense (TV Series)
 1951 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Molly Griffith / Lydia Sloan
- Old Major's Murder (1951) ... Molly Griffith
- Reclusive Sisters ... Lydia Sloan
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Our Town (1950)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Miss O'Rourke
 1947 Ivy
Mrs. Thrawn
 1947 Banjo
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Mrs. Tubbs
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo
Miss Beedle
 1946 Child of Divorce
Nora, the Maid
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Mrs. Foreman
 1946 Cluny Brown
Mrs. Wilson
 1944 My Pal Wolf
Mrs. Blevin
 1943 Government Girl
Mrs. Harris
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Mrs. Emma Lory
 1943 Forever and a Day
Mrs. Caroline Ismay
 1942 Random Harvest
 1942 My Favorite Spy
 1942 Always in My Heart
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Maggie O'Callahan, scrubwoman
 1941 Kisses for Breakfast
 1941 Her First Beau
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Mrs. Mulcahey
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Miss Latham
 1940 Lillian Russell
 1940 It All Came True
Maggie Ryan
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Susan O'Connor, Newcome's Maid
 1939 In Search of Valour (TV Movie)
Stasia Claremorris
 1939 Death at Newtown-Stewart (TV Movie)
 1938 The Moon in the Yellow River (TV Movie)
Aunt Columba
 1938 Nobody Home
Mum Oaks
 1937 Call It a Day
Mrs. Milson, the Housekeeper
 1937 Personal Property
Clara, Crystal's Maid
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Widow Blake
 1936 Suzy
 1936 Rose-Marie
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
Harriet Chatteris
 1935 Thunder in the Night
 1934 Father Brown, Detective
Mrs. Boggs
 1934 Chained
Amy, Diane's Maid
 1934 Stingaree
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
 1934 The Poor Rich
Lady Fetherstone
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D.
Mrs. Arnell Simmons
 1933 Horse Play
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
Mrs. Signus
 1933 Timbuctoo
 1933 Cavalcade
Ellen Bridges
 1931 To Oblige a Lady (uncredited)
 1930 Murder!
Mrs. Grogram
 1929 Dark Red Roses
Mrs. Weeks
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She acted in Noel Coward's play, "Cavalcade", at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Mary Clare, Edward Sinclair, Fred Groves, Irene Browne and Binnie Barnes in the cast. Noel Coward was also the director. See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Began her acting career on stage at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. See more »


Often played skittish and meddlesome servants See more »

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