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Jessie Ralph (I) (1864–1944)

Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The Kreutzer Sonata". Already a seasoned actress, she... See full bio »

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 1941 They Met in Bombay
Duchess of Beltravers
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Mrs. McGuinness
 1940 The Bank Dick
Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch
 1940 I Want a Divorce
Grandma Brokaw
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
Mrs. Van Dyne
 1940 Star Dust
Aunt Martha Parker
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Mrs. Weaver
 1939 Mickey the Kid
Veronica M. Hudson
 1939 The Kid from Texas
Aunt Minetta
 1939 Cafe Society
Mrs. De Witt
 1939 St. Louis Blues
Aunt Tibbie
 1939 Four Girls in White
Miss Tobias
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Aunt Lucy
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Sheriff Janet Winfield
 1937 Double Wedding
Mrs. Kensington-Bly
 1937 The Good Earth
 1936 After the Thin Man
Aunt Katherine Forrest
 1936 Camille
 1936 Walking on Air
Evelyn Bennett
 1936 Bunker Bean
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Lady Hathaway
 1936 Yellow Dust
Mrs. Brian
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Mrs. Hammle
 1935 Captain Blood
Mrs. Barlow
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
 1935 Metropolitan
 1935 I Live My Life
Mrs. O.H.B. Gage, Kay's Grandmother
 1935 Paris in Spring
Countess de Charelle
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story
Lady Mullion
 1935 Enchanted April
Mrs. Phoebe Fisher
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Mrs. Blake
 1934 We Live Again
Matrona Pavlovna
 1934 One Night of Love
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Mrs. Helene Smith
 1934 Coming-Out Party
Nora, the Maid
 1934 Nana
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession
Terry - Graham's Maid
 1933 Cocktail Hour
Princess de Longville
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Sarah Crosby (uncredited)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Aunt Minnie (as Jessie Rolph)
 1921 Such a Little Queen
 1919 The Madonna of the Slums (Short)
 1916 New York
Mrs. Macey
 1915 Mary's Lamb
Mary Lamb
 1915 The Galloper
 1915 A Ringer for Max (Short)
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Stage Play: A Prince There Was. Written by George M. Cohan. Based on a story by Darragh Aldrich. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 24 Dec 1918- May 1919 (closing date unknown/159 performances). Cast: Walter Brown, Wanda Carlyle, George M. Cohan, Ruth Donnelly, Elizabeth Dunne, Phoebe Hunt, LeRoy Johnson, George Parsons, Jessie Ralph, Ralph ... See more »

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Jessie Rolph


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Thickset, homely, plump-faced, matronly character actress long on the Broadway stage before coming to Hollywood in the early 30s. Known for her kindly, helpful, sometimes eccentric ladies, she could steal scenes at the drop of a hat, no matter how small the role. See more »

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