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Ethel Wales (1878–1952)

Ethel Wales was born on April 4, 1878 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The Rag Man (1925), The Covered Wagon (1923) and The Criminal Code (1931). She was married to Hal Taliaferro. She died on February 15, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1950 Fancy Pants
Mrs. Wilkins (uncredited)
 1950 Tarnished
Ida Baker
 1947 Unconquered
Villager (uncredited)
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Mrs. Sims (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Farmer's Wife at Fire (uncredited)
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Mrs. Wales (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Landlady (uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack
Aunt Abbey Peters
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Angry Woman in Senate Balcony (uncredited)
 1941 Border Vigilantes
Aunt Jennifer Forbes
 1940 Young Bill Hickok
Mrs. Stout
 1940 Wyoming
Mrs. Bronson (uncredited)
 1940 Knights of the Range
Aunt Myra Ripple
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars (uncredited)
 1940 Hidden Gold
Matilda Purdy
 1940 Dark Command
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Caliente
Aunt Felicia
 1939 Frontier Pony Express
Mrs. Murphy
 1939 Sudden Money
Miss Perkins
 1939 Let Us Live
Ella - Theatre Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1938 The Gladiator
Mrs. Danner
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Mrs. Abernathy (uncredited)
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Book store owner
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Homely-looking Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Travel Bureau Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Hatchet-Faced Woman (uncredited)
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Mrs. Johnson (uncredited)
 1935 Bar 20 Rides Again
Clarissa 'Clary' Peters
 1935 Another Face
Aunt Hattie Bange (uncredited)
 1935 Your Uncle Dudley
Committee Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money (scenes deleted)
 1935 Welcome Home
Mrs. Weems (uncredited)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Mrs. Wendell-Wendell (uncredited)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
Mrs. Lipke (uncredited)
 1934 Housewife
First Voter Registrar (uncredited)
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Maria (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Frinks
United Charities Worker
 1934 Harold Teen
Ms. Gilly (uncredited)
 1934 The Crime Doctor
Miss Farnum, Gifford's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 Female
Alison's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Miss Honeywell, Canteen Worker (uncredited)
 1933 The Big Bluff
 1933 The Fighting Parson
Mrs. Betsy Larkin, Suzan's Aunt
 1933 The Important Witness
Bride
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 Lilly Turner
Mrs. Flint (scenes deleted)
 1933 The Eleventh Commandment
Mabel Moore
 1932 The Racing Strain
Aunt Judy
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Complaining Wife (uncredited)
 1932 Tangled Destinies
Prudence Daggott
 1932 Love Me Tonight
Madame Dutoit - Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Aunt Jane Thornton
 1932 A Man's Land
Aunt Flossie Doolittle
 1932 Love in High Gear
Arabella Heath
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Gossip (uncredited)
 1932 Never the Twins Shall Meet (Short)
Mrs. Guppy
 1932 The Fighting Fool
Aunt Jane
 1931 Maker of Men
Aunt Martha
 1931 Honeymoon Lane
Mrs. Gotrocks
 1931 Gold Dust Gertie
Arnold's Secretary (uncredited)
 1931 Subway Express
Mrs. Cotton
 1931 Parents Wanted (Short)
 1931 The Flood
Aunt Constance
 1931 The Criminal Code
Katie
 1930 Under Montana Skies
Martha Jenkins
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires
Disapproving Dowager (uncredited)
 1930 The Dude Wrangler
Mattie
 1930 Loose Ankles
Aunt Katherine Harper
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid
Lily Woodruff
 1929 The Girl in the Show
Mrs. Truxton
 1929 The Donovan Affair
Mrs. Lindsey
 1929 Blue Skies
Matron (episode 1)
 1929 Furnace Trouble (Short)
 1928 The Masks of the Devil
Virginia's Aunt
 1928 Taxi 13
Mrs. Mactavish
 1928 Tenth Avenue
Ma Mason
 1928 Perfect Crime
Mrs. Frisbie
 1928 Craig's Wife
Eliza
 1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
Mrs. Spivers
 1928 On to Reno
Mrs. Holmes
 1927/I Almost Human
Katie
 1927 My Friend from India
Arabella Mott / Bedelia Smith
 1927 Stage Kisses
Mrs. John Clarke
 1927 The Girl in the Pullman
Mrs. Jones
 1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Deborah Slocum
 1927 The Country Doctor
Redora Bump
 1927 The Satin Woman
'Countess' Debris
 1927 The Cradle Snatchers
Ethel Drake
 1926 Take It from Me
Miss Abbott
 1926 The Unknown Soldier
Mrs. Williams
 1926 Made for Love
Lady Diana Trent
 1925 The Wedding Song
Auntie
 1925 When Husbands Flirt
Mrs. Wilbur Belcher
 1925 Wandering Footsteps
Matilda
 1925 Steppin' Out
Mrs. Henry Brodman
 1925 The Overland Limited
Mrs. Barton
 1925 Shattered Lives
Elizabeth Trent
 1925 Beggar on Horseback
Mrs. Cady
 1925 Go Straight
Mamie
 1925 The Rag Man
Mrs. Bernard
 1925 Let Women Alone
Ma Benham
 1924 Merton of the Movies
Mrs. Montague
 1924 Lovers' Lane
Aunt Melissy
 1924 Revelation
Madame Hofer
 1924 The Bedroom Window
Matilda Jones (aka Rufus Rome)
 1924 Which Shall It Be?
Mrs. Moore
 1924 Icebound
Ella Jordan
 1924 The White Sin
Aunt Cynthia
 1924 Loving Lies
Penny Wise
 1923 The Grail
 1923 The Marriage Maker
Mrs. Hope-Clarke
 1923 Stepping Fast
Miss Higgins
 1923 The Covered Wagon
Mrs. Wingate
 1923 The Fog
Mrs. Forge
 1922 The Old Homestead
Aunt Matilda
 1922 Manslaughter
Prisoner
 1922 The Bonded Woman
Lucita
 1922 Nice People
Mrs. Heyfer
 1922 Our Leading Citizen
Eudora Mawdle
 1922 Is Matrimony a Failure?
Mrs. Skinner
 1922 Bobbed Hair
Mrs. Lamont
 1922 Bought and Paid For
Telegraph Girl
 1921 Miss Lulu Bett
Grandma Bett
 1921 After the Show
Landlady
 1921 Forbidden Fruit
Mrs. Mallory's Secretary (uncredited)
 1920 Midsummer Madness
Mrs. Hicks
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Brunette American character actress who began in silent films with Cecil B. DeMille in 1920. Her first husband was Wellington E. Wales, a one-time business manager of Mary Pickford. Her second marriage was to the actor Hal Taliaferro. See more »

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