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Marjorie Rambeau (1889–1970)

Born July 15, 1889 in San Francisco, unappreciated character player Marjorie Rambeau worked on the stage from the age of 12. In the 1910s and 1920s, she became a prominent Broadway lead, noted for her serene beauty, elegant poise and touching theatrics. Around the same time she made a few silent films that went nowhere. Leaving the Broadway scene ... See full bio »

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 1957 Slander
Mrs. Manley
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Indiscreet (1956) ... Clarissa
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Forsythe / Mrs. O'Reilly
- That Evil Woman (1956) ... Mrs. Forsythe
- The Blue Ribbon (1955) ... Mrs. O'Reilly
 1953-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Granny Rutledge / Aunt Sophronie
- Prologue to Glory (1956) ... Granny Rutledge
- Atomic Love (1953) ... Aunt Sophronie
 1955 The View from Pompey's Head
Lucy Devereaux Wales
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Miss Laura Fowler
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Mrs. Roger Nelson
 1953 Forever Female
Older Actress at Bar
 1953 Torch Song
Mrs. Stewart
 1949 Abandoned
Mrs. Leona Donner
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Sarah Calbern
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Hattie Hatfield
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Mrs. Dunham
 1945 It's Murder She Says... (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Madam Europe
 1944 Army Wives
Mrs. Shannahan
 1944 Oh, What a Night
Lil Vanderhoven
 1943 In Old Oklahoma
Bessie Baxter
 1942 Broadway
Lillian (Lil) Rice
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Aunt Lottie
 1940 East of the River
Mama Teresa Lorenzo
 1940 20 Mule Team
Josie Johnson
 1940 Primrose Path
Mamie Adams
 1939 Laugh It Off
Sylvia Swan
 1939 The Rains Came
Mrs. Simon
 1939 Sudden Money
Elsie Patterson
 1938 Woman Against Woman
Mrs. Kingsley
 1938 Merrily We Live
Mrs. Harlan
 1937 First Lady
Belle Hardwick
 1935 Dizzy Dames
Lillian Bennett / Lillian Marlowe
 1935 Under Pressure
Amelia 'Amy' Hardcastle
 1934 Ready for Love
Goldie Tate
 1934 Grand Canary
Daisy Hemingway
 1934 A Modern Hero
Mme. Azais
 1934 Palooka
Mayme Palooka
 1933 Man's Castle
 1933 The Warrior's Husband
 1933 Strictly Personal
Annie Gibson
 1931 Hell Divers
Mame Kelsey
 1931 Leftover Ladies
The Duchess
 1931/I Silence
Mollie Burke
 1931 This Modern Age
Diane 'Di' Winters (scenes deleted)
 1931 Son of India
Mrs. Darsay
 1931 Laughing Sinners
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Kitty DuPuy
 1931 The Easiest Way
 1931 Trader Horn
Edith Trent (scenes deleted)
 1931 Inspiration
 1930 Great Day
 1930 Min and Bill
 1930 Her Man
 1920 The Fortune Teller
Renee Browning
 1919 The Common Cause
Columbia (prologue)
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
America - Final episode
 1917 The Dazzling Miss Davison
Rachel (The Dazzling Miss Davison)
 1917 The Mirror
 1917 The Debt
Countess Ann
 1917/I Motherhood
 1917 The Greater Woman
Auriole Praed
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Stage Play: Daddy's Gone A-Hunting. Drama. Written by Zoe Akins. Plymouth Theatre: 31 Aug 1921- Jan 1922 (closing date unknown/129 performances). Cast: Lee Baker (as "Walter Greenough"), Frank Conroy, Manart Kippen, Olga Olonova, Marjorie Rambeau, John Robb, Helen Robbins, Frances Victory, Jeanne Wardley, Winifred Wellington. Produced by ... See more »

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Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Torch Song (1953). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain (1952)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King and I (1956)), Rita Moreno (West Side... See more »

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