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Zeffie Tilbury (1863–1950)

Zeffie Tilbury was born on November 20, 1863 in London, England as Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury. She was an actress, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Camille (1921) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935). She was married to L. E. Woodthorpe and Arthur Frederick Lewis. She died on July 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Grapes of Wrath
Camille Prudence
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Opium Woman
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 1942 Flying with Music
Fortune Teller (uncredited)
 1941 Sheriff of Tombstone
Granny Carson
 1941 Tobacco Road
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Ma Hawkins
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
Granny Stokes
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
 1940 Emergency Squad
Mrs. Cobb (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Miss Nana (uncredited)
 1939 Balalaika
Princess Natalya Petrovna
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Woman Congratulating Manon (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Miss Mary
 1939 Boy Trouble
Mrs. Jepson
 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Aunt Meg
 1938 Block-Heads
Dowager Seated Near Stairs (scenes deleted)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Dowager at Birth of Dauphin (uncredited)
 1938 Woman Against Woman
 1938 Hunted Men
Flower Woman (uncredited)
 1938 Kidnapped
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Mrs. Weevens
 1937 Federal Bullets
Mrs. Crippen
 1937 The King Without a Crown (Short)
Dying Duchess Marie (uncredited)
 1937 It Happened in Hollywood
Miss Gordon
 1937 Fit for a King
Duchess Louise - Reception Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Hideaway
Mrs. Beamish (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds
Maggie Conway - the Duchess de Lovely
 1937 Parnell
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Mrs. Lane (uncredited)
 1937 Maid of Salem
Goody Hodgers
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Escapes
Jail Cell Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Mrs. Nash
 1936 After the Thin Man
Aunt Lucy (uncredited)
 1936 Grandma's Buoys (Short)
 1936 Camille
Old Duchess Bidding 3750 Francs (uncredited)
 1936 Old Hutch
Elderly Woman in Bank (uncredited)
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Esther Warren
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Mrs. Daniel Beall
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Old Woman at Chalet (uncredited)
 1936 The White Angel
Woman Donating Sheets (uncredited)
 1936 Parole!
Molly Smith (uncredited)
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
 1936 Vamp Till Ready (Short)
 1936 Desire
Aunt Olga
 1936 The Bohemian Girl
Gypsy Queen
 1935 Bad Boy
Deaf Woman (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
The Wise Woman
 1935 Navy Wife
Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1935 Alice Adams
Mrs. Dresser (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Old Townswoman (uncredited)
 1935 Stranded
Old Hag (uncredited)
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Deaf Woman in Scottsdale Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Werewolf of London
Mrs. Moncaster
 1935 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Opium Woman
 1935 Women Must Dress
Peg Martin
 1934 Ocean Swells (Short)
Auntie aka Mrs. Harrington (as Zeffie Tilsbury)
 1934 The Fuller Gush Man (Short)
 1934 Bachelor Bait
Miss Turner - a Chaperone (uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Liner
Granny Plimpton
 1934 Two Alone
Rogers' Neighbor (uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure (uncredited)
 1933 Made on Broadway
Aunt Ada (uncredited)
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On
Mrs. Luce
 1930 The Ship from Shanghai
Lady Daley
 1929 The Single Standard
Mrs. Handley
 1927 The Night of Love
Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
 1924 Another Scandal
 1921 Camille
 1921/I Big Game
 1921 The Marriage of William Ashe
Lady Tranmore
 1920 Clothes
Mrs. Cathcart
 1920 Mothers of Men
Mrs. De La Motte
 1919 A Society Exile
Mrs. Stanley Shelby
 1919 The Avalanche
Mrs. Ruyler
 1917 Blind Man's Luck
Mrs. Guerton
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Stage Play: The New Henrietta. Comedy. Written by Bronson Howard. Revised by Victor Mapes and Winchell Smith. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Knickerbocker Theatre: 22 Dec 1913- Feb 1914 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: William H. Crane (as "Nicholas Van Alstyne/Old Nick"), Amelia G. Bingham (as "Mrs. Cornelia Opdyke"), Malcolm ... See more »

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She was the daughter of Lydia Thompson, one of the giants of 19th century British theater, who brought her troupe of "British Blondes" to New York in 1868. See more »

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