STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,854 this week

Dame May Whitty (1865–1948)


Born Mary Whitty on June 19, 1865 to a Liverpool newspaper editor and his wife, she became known as May Whitty to the world. She first stepped on the London stage in 1882. She worked as an understudy at the St. James Theatre, and then, began playing leading roles when she joined a traveling stock company. After nearly 25 years as one of the leading... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.


Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 390 people
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 471 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 34 images
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 29 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dame May Whitty.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (37 credits)
 1948 The Return of October
Aunt Martha Grant
 1948 The Sign of the Ram
Clara Brastock
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mrs. Perch
 1947 This Time for Keeps
Grandmother Cambaretti
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Mother Superior
 1943 Madame Curie
Madame Eugene Curie
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Lady Pamela Hardwick (Episode 2)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
May Whitty
 1943 The Constant Nymph
Lady Constance Longborough
 1943 Crash Dive
Grandmother
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Baba
 1943 Forever and a Day
Mrs. Lucy Trimble
 1942 Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air]
Lady Jane Stackhouse
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Florence
 1940 Return to Yesterday
Mrs Emily Truscott
 1939 Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mead, Wilkes's mother-in-law
 1939 Mary Rose (TV Movie)
Mrs. Morland
 1938 Parnell (TV Movie)
Aunt Caroline
 1938 I Met My Love Again
Aunt William
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please
Aunt Georgina Withers (uncredited)
 1914 Enoch Arden
Miriam Lane (as May Whitty)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Therese (1945). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

May Whitty | Miss May Whitty
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've got everything Betty Grable has - only I've had it longer. See more »

Trivia:

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

Nickname:

Old Faithful

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Happy Birthday! kelkyl
Discuss Dame May Whitty on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page