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Florence Roberts (I) (1861–1940)

Florence Roberts was born on March 16, 1861 in Frederick, Maryland, USA. She was an actress, known for Babes in Toyland (1934), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and The Life of Emile Zola (1937). She was married to Walter Gale. She died on June 6, 1940 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland Widow Peep
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Life of Emile Zola
Les Misérables
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 1940 Double Alibi
Landlady (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Mrs. Roberts
 1938 Personal Secretary
Mrs. J. J. Farrell
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Duenna (scenes deleted)
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Madame Zola
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Mrs. Mason - Landlady
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Mary Jones
 1936 The Country Doctor
Grandmother (uncredited)
 1935 Your Uncle Dudley
Janet Dixon
 1935 Harmony Lane
Mrs. Foster
 1935 Accent on Youth
Mrs. Benham (uncredited)
 1935 Every Night at Eight
Mrs. Murgatroyd (uncredited)
 1935 Les Misérables
 1935 The Nut Farm
Ma Barton - Willie's Mother
 1935 Public Opinion
Mrs. Buttons
 1935 Rocky Mountain Mystery
Mrs. Ballard
 1934 Sons of Steel
Sarah Mason
 1934 Cleopatra
Lady Flora
 1934 Student Tour
Elderly Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Four Parts (Short)
 1934 Success at Any Price
Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Not Tonight, Josephine (Short)
Anne of Austria
 1934 The Cracked Ice Man (Short)
Betty's Mother (uncredited)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Mom - Old Stranded Actress (uncredited)
 1933 Hoop-La
Ma Benson
 1933 Blood Money
Judge's Wife (uncredited)
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Eunice (uncredited)
 1933 Torch Singer
Mother Angelica
 1933 The Song of Songs
Book Store Customer (uncredited)
 1933 Melody Cruise
Miss Potts
 1933 Lilly Turner
Wedding Guest Calling for Bride (uncredited)
 1933 Daring Daughters
Ginger Hemingway - the Grandmother
 1933 Fast Workers
Short Window Shopper (uncredited)
 1933 Dangerously Yours
Mrs. Lathem
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Shoe Customer (uncredited)
 1932 Vanity Street
Annie - Fern's Maid (uncredited)
 1932 The All-American
Mrs. King
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Brown Derby Diner (uncredited)
 1932 Westward Passage
Mrs. Ottendorf
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Grandma (uncredited)
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
 1931 Too Many Cooks
Mother Cook
 1931 Everything's Rosie
Mrs. Lowe
 1931 Bachelor Apartment
Mrs. Halloran (uncredited)
 1931 Kept Husbands
Mrs. Henrietta Parker
 1931 Dance Hall Marge (Short)
Mrs. Van Dyck
 1930 Grandma's Girl (Short)
Grandma Martin
 1930 Soup to Nuts
Junior's Mother (uncredited)
 1930 The Eyes of the World
The Maid (prologue)
 1925 The Best People (uncredited)
 1922 The Vulture's Prey
 1922 Sleepwalker
Mrs. Fabian Dumond
 1920 The Man Who Was Afraid
Mrs. Robinson
 1919 Allan Quatermain
Mrs. McKenzie
 1917 A Wise Dummy (Short)
The Store Proprietor's Wife
 1917 A Wife's Suspicion (Short)
Mrs. Von Berhoff

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Diminutive, plump-faced American character actress, on stage from the 1880's. At one time, headed her own stock company out of Philadelphia. Her husband was the stage actor Walter Gale. Florence came to films late in life to play gentle motherly or grandmotherly roles, spinster aunts or testy dowagers. Best remembered as Granny Jones from the Jones family series at 20th Century Fox (1936-40). See more »


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