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Norma Varden (1898–1989)

The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the Guildhall School of Music. She took her very first ... See full bio »

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The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Frau Schmidt
Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train Mrs. Cunningham
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution Mrs. Emily Jane French
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 1968 The Impossible Years
Dr. Jenkins (uncredited)
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Mother Plum
 1964 Kisses for My President
Miss Dinsendorff (uncredited)
 1963 Island of Love
Wife in Nightclub
 1963 13 Frightened Girls
Miss Pittford
 1962 Rome Adventure
Dean of Briarcroft College for Women (uncredited)
 1961 Five Minutes to Live
Priscilla Auerbach
 1959 The Miracle
Mrs. MacGregor (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Madame Hilaire
 1958 In the Money
Mrs. Smythe-Chumley (uncredited)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Passenger (uncredited)
 1955 Jupiter's Darling
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Matron (uncredited)
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
Woman at Cocktail Party (uncredited)
 1954 Elephant Walk
Shop Customer (uncredited)
 1953 Loose in London
Aunt Agatha
 1953 Young Bess
Lady Tyrwhitt
 1952 Something for the Birds
Congresswoman Bates (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
Madame Courbet (uncredited)
 1952 Washington Story (uncredited)
 1951 Thunder on the Hill
 1951 The Highwayman
Dowager at Ball (uncredited)
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Helen Hadley Hamilton
 1949 My Own True Love
Red Cross Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Nurse Brady
 1948 Hollow Triumph
Mrs. Gerry (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Woman at Banquet (uncredited)
 1947 Where There's Life
Mabel Jones
 1947 Forever Amber
Mrs. Abbott (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
Lady Eleanor (uncredited)
 1947 Ivy
Joan Rodney (uncredited)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Mrs. Wilmer Dawson
 1947 Millie's Daughter
Mrs. Sarah Harris
 1946 The Searching Wind
Mrs. Hayworth
 1946 The Green Years
Mrs. Bosomley
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Flora Carteret
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Mrs. Thelma Holt
 1945 The Cheaters
Mattie (uncredited)
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Mrs. Woods, Hall's Floor Lady
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Aunt Martha
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Mrs. Bland
 1943 What a Woman!
Miss Timmons
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Margaret, Morley's Cook (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Gracie, Barmaid (uncredited)
 1943 The Good Fellows
Mrs. Drayton
 1943 Dixie
Mrs. LaPlant (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Opera Singer (uncredited)
 1942 Johnny Doughboy
Miss Penticott (uncredited)
 1942 Random Harvest
 1942 Casablanca
Wife of Pickpocketed Englishman (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Henrys' Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Mrs. Osborne
 1942 Flying with Music
Miss Mullens
 1942 We Were Dancing
Mrs. Bryce-Carew
 1941 Glamour Boy
Mrs. Lee
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
Clara Kimble (uncredited)
 1941 Scotland Yard
Lady Heathcote
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Hat Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1940 The Mad Doctor
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941 (uncredited)
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Hostess at Restaurant (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Maureen Kilmount
 1939 Home from Home
Mrs. Fairweather
 1938 Everything Happens to Me
Mrs. Prodder
 1938 You're the Doctor
Lady Beatrice
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Cicely Trevel (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm Racketeer
Della Nash
 1937 Make-Up
 1937 Strange Adventures of Mr. Smith
Mrs. Broadbent
 1937 The Lilac Domino (uncredited)
 1937 Wanted!
Mrs. Smithers
 1937 Fire Over England
Elena's Governess (uncredited)
 1936 Windbag the Sailor
Olivia Potter-Porter
 1936 East Meets West
Lady Mallory
 1936 Where There's a Will
Lady Margaret Wimpleton
 1936 The Amazing Adventure (uncredited)
 1935 Music Hath Charms
Bit (uncredited)
 1935 Foreign Affaires
Mrs. Hardy Hornett
 1935 Get Off My Foot
Mrs. Rawlingcourt
 1935 Stormy Weather
Mrs. Dulcie Bullock
 1935 The Student's Romance
Dora Streudelmeier, Karl's Aunt
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys
Lady Dorking
 1934 Dirty Work
Tiara Customer (uncredited)
 1934 Evergreen
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1933 Turkey Time
Ernestine Stoatt
 1933 Happy
Miss Stone, Secretary with Glasses (uncredited)
 1933 Crime on the Hill
Editor's Secretary (uncredited)
 1932 A Night Like This
Mrs. Tuckett (uncredited)
 1922 The Glorious Adventure
Court Lady (uncredited)
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I never got used to the way one is cast here [in America]. It's based on one's salary. If your agent can get you so much per week, then you are considered only for parts that are budgeted at that amount...I don't mean to sound ungrateful for the success I've had in American films, but this system is so limiting for serious actors.


Spent later years active with the Screen Actors Guild, pushing for better medical benefits for older actors. See more »

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