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Lucile Watson (1879–1962)


Unsmiling character player Lucile Watson was one of Hollywood's most indomitable mothers of the 1930s and 1940s...and you can take that both ways. The archetypal matriarch who enhanced scores of plush, soapy, Victorian-styled drama, her prickly pears could be insufferable indeed and heaven help anyone who gathered up the courage to take them on. A ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge Lady Margaret Cronin
(1940)
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other Mrs. Harriet Mason
(1939)
The Women
The Women Mrs. Morehead
(1939)
Song of the South
Song of the South Grandmother
(1946)

Filmography

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 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Lloyd Minster
- A Favor for a Friend (1954) ... Mrs. Lloyd Minster
 1952 Juliette Low and the Girl Scouts (TV Movie)
Juliette Low
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Years of Grace (1952)
 1951 My Forbidden Past
Aunt Eula Beaurevel
 1950-1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Partnership (1951)
- The Chair (1950)
 1950 Harriet Craig
Celia Fenwick
 1950 Let's Dance
Serena Everett
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Anut Cornelia Farley
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Mrs. Packett
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Mrs. Hamilton
 1946 My Reputation
Mrs. Mary Kimball
 1946 Tomorrow Is Forever
Aunt Jessica Hamilton (as Lucille Watson)
 1944 Till We Meet Again
Mother Superior
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Mme. Maret
 1941 Model Wife
J.J. Benson
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Mrs. Archer
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Mrs. Monrell
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Custer
 1940 Florian
Countess
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Lady Margaret Cronin
 1939 Made for Each Other
Mrs. Harriet Mason
 1938 The Young in Heart
Mrs. Jennings
 1938 Little Me (Short)
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Martha
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Mother Superior Josephine
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Lady Emily
 1934 Men in Black (Short)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 The Inventors (Short)
Miss Tiddlebaum
 1930 The Royal Family of Broadway
Actress Backstage (uncredited)
 1916 The Girl with the Green Eyes
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines. Comedy (revival). Written by Clyde Fitch. Empire Theatre: 18 Feb 1907- Mar 1907 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Ethel Barrymore (as "Madame Trentoni"), Alice Bryan, Charles Bryant, Fanny Burt, Frances Comstock, W. Connor, Louis Eagan, Mattie Ferguson, May Galyer, Echlin Gayer, ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Lucille Watson
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Personal Quote:

To become a comedienne is the most difficult of all, I think, but it is also difficult to continue to be one after you have learned the technique. See more »

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Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by Axel Nissen. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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