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Elisabeth Risdon (1887–1958)

Star actress of UK silents who became a Hollywood character player in the sound era, typically portraying stern, autocratic elders. See full bio »

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 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Aunt Abby / Mrs. Crumpler / Mrs. Kelton
- Broken Barrier (1957) ... Aunt Abby
- All for a Man (1956) ... Mrs. Crumpler
- Letters Marked Personal (1955) ... Mrs. Kelton
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
- The Case of the Only Son (1955) ... (as Elizabeth Risden)
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Mrs. Jaeger
- Incident at Scully's Key (1954) ... Mrs. Jaeger (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Sheila (1953)
 1952 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Scaramouche
Isabelle de Valmorin
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
Diner on Train (uncredited)
 1951 Bannerline
Mrs. Margaret Trimble
 1951 In Old Amarillo
Granny Adams
 1951 My True Story
Mme. Rousseau
 1950 The Milkman
Mrs. Laura Carter
 1950 Bunco Squad
Jessica Royce
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Kate Carney
 1950 Sierra
Aunt Susan
 1950 The Secret Fury
Dr. Twining
 1950 Guilty of Treason
Mother Mindszenty
 1949 Down Dakota Way
Dolly Paxton
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Mary Nolan
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Mrs. Hockland
 1948 Bodyguard
Gene Dysen
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Mrs. Carruthers
 1947 High Wall
Mrs. Kenet
 1947 Life with Father
Mrs. Whitehead
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Emily Baggett
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Mrs. Prichard
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Cactus Kate Taylor
 1946 Lover Come Back
'Ma' Williams
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Catherine Walsh
 1946 They Made Me a Killer
'Ma' Conley (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Mme. de Montrevel (uncredited)
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
Jessie Todd
 1945 The Unseen
Mrs. Norris
 1945 A Song for Miss Julie
Mrs. Ambrose Charteris
 1945 Grissly's Millions
Leona Palmor
 1944 Blonde Fever
Mrs. Talford
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Miss Elizabeth Martin
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Mrs. Helen Corkery
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Mrs. Polverdine
 1944 Weird Woman
Dean Grace Gunnison
 1943 Lost Angel
Mrs. Pringle
 1943 Higher and Higher
Mrs. Georgia Keating
 1943 Never a Dull Moment
Mrs. Schuyler Manning III
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Louise Holliday
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Mrs. Bailey
 1942 Random Harvest
Mrs. Lloyd
 1942 I Live on Danger
Mrs. Morrell
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Mrs. Westwood
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Mrs. Claiborne
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Mrs. Cummings
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Minerva Sunday
 1942 Jail House Blues
Mrs. Alyosius McGonigle McGann
 1941 Paris Calling
Madame Jennetier
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Aunt Della
 1941 At the Stroke of Twelve (Short)
Abigail Osley, aka The Old Doll
 1941 Footlight Fever
Aunt Hattie Drake
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Achilles
 1941 Nice Girl?
Martha Peasley
 1941 High Sierra
Ma (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1941 Let's Make Music
Malvina Adams
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Ethelreda Knox
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Aunt Clarissa (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1940 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
Agatha
 1940 Saturday's Children
Mrs. Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1940 Honeymoon Deferred
Sarah Frome
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Jury Member (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1939 Disputed Passage
Mrs. Cunningham
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Mrs. Sherman (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1939 Full Confession
Norah O'Keefe
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Margaret Burke
 1939 Five Came Back
Martha Spengler
 1939 Sorority House
Mrs. Scott
 1939 The Man Who Dared
Jessie Carter (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Widow Douglass (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Phoebe Ainslee
 1938 Girls on Probation
Kate Heath
 1938 The Affairs of Annabel
Mrs. Fletcher
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Mrs. Jordan (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1938 My Bill
Aunt Caroline
 1938 Mad About Music
Annette Fusenot
 1937 Mannequin
Mrs.Cassidy (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1937 Dead End
Mrs. Connell
 1937 They Won't Forget
Mrs. Hale (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
Cora Payne
 1937 Mountain Justice
Meg Harkins (as Elizabeth Risdon)
 1937 The Woman I Love
Mme. Herbillion
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Aunt Mary
 1936 Craig's Wife
Mrs. Landreth
 1936 The Final Hour
Fortune Teller
 1936 The King Steps Out
Grand Duchess Sofia
 1936 Don't Gamble with Love
Grace
 1936 Lady of Secrets
Mrs. Emily Whittaker
 1935 Guard That Girl
Aunt Catherine
 1919 A Star Over Night (Short)
 1917 The Manxman
Kate Gregeen
 1917 The Mother of Dartmoor
Avesa Pomeroy
 1917 Smith
Smith
 1916 Mother Love
Mary
 1916 A Mother's Influence (Short)
Avesa Pomeroy
 1916 The Princess of Happy Chance
Princess Felicia / Lucidora Eden
 1916 The Morals of Weybury
Rachel Neve
 1916 Desperation
Katherine Crichton
 1916 Esther
Esther
 1916 Meg the Lady
Lady Brisby
 1915 A Will of Her Own
Isabel Stanton
 1915 Charity Ann
Ann Charity
 1915/II Fine Feathers
Meg Roberts
 1915 Home
Joan Bicester
 1915 Grip (Short)
Margaret Eden
 1915 Another Man's Wife (Short)
The Wife
 1915 Her Nameless Child
Phyllis / Alice Ford
 1915 From Shopgirl to Duchess
Sylvia Gray
 1915 London's Yellow Peril (Short)
Ruth Graham
 1915 Midshipman Easy (Short)
Don's Daughter
 1915 Gilbert Gets Tiger-Itis (Short)
Mrs. Gilbert
 1915 Honeymoon for Three
Molly Van Dam
 1915 There's Good in Everyone (Short)
Beatrice Maybrook
 1914 The Idol of Paris
Flare-Flare
 1914 The Sound of Her Voice (Short)
Violet Morne
 1914 Her Luck in London
Nellie Harbourne
 1914 It's a Long Long Way to Tipperary (Short)
Molly Molloy
 1914 The Courage of a Coward (Short)
The Wife
 1914 The Bells of Rheims (Short)
Nurse
 1914 The Price of Justice (Short)
Nancy Earle
 1914 The Suicide Club
Zephyrine
 1914 The Battling British (Short)
Black-eyed Susan
 1914 Inquisitive Ike (Short)
Dora
 1914 The Cup Final Mystery (Short)
Lizzie Keen
 1914 The Finger of Destiny (Short)
Doris
 1913 Bridegrooms Beware (Short)
The Bride
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We Never Learn (1928). Written by Daisy Wolf. Directed by William B. Friedlander. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 23 Jan 1928- Feb 1928 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Alfred Cross (as "Robert Kenyon"), Brandon Evans (as "Weldon Deane"), Austin Fairman (as "David Willard"), Mabel Kroman (as "Isabelle Warren"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Risden | Elizabeth Risdon
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Starred in English silent films between 1913 and 1917. From 1918, worked in the United States, becoming a member of the Theatre Guild. In Hollywood from 1935, usually seen as cranky or narrow-minded aunt or mother. See more »

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