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Cora Witherspoon (1890–1957)

A delightfully irksome, viper-tongued presence who usually played older than she was, actress Cora Witherspoon began her five-decade career in New York playing an elderly lady in the 1910 production of "The Concert". She was 20 years old at the time. Born in 1890, the brown-haired, Louisiana-born character player continued on the Broadway stage ... See full bio »

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 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Aunt Fanny
- The House of Gair (1954) ... Aunt Fanny
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Macy's Saleslady (uncredited)
 1952 Just for You
Mrs. Angevine
 1952 The First Time
Nurse Salisbury
 1951 Chain of Circumstance
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Mating Season
Mrs. Williamson
 1950 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Stopover (1950)
 1946 I've Always Loved You
Edwina Blythe
 1946 Dangerous Business
Mrs. Abigail Ellsworth
 1946 She Wrote the Book
Carrothers
 1946 Young Widow
Aunt Emeline
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Mrs. Clara Meigs
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Mrs. Peterson - Patient (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Woman
 1943 Follies Girl
Mrs. J. B. Hamlin
 1941 Honeymoon for Three
Mrs. Sneddington, Book Club Spokeswoman (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Agatha Sousè
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Aunt Cecile
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Susie Watson
 1939 The Women
Mrs. Van Adams
 1939 For Love or Money
Mrs. Sweringen
 1939 Dark Victory
Carrie
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Mrs. Mamie 'Make' Thompson (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
Mrs. McCoy
 1939 Woman Doctor
Fanny
 1938 Just Around the Corner
Aunt Julia Ramsby
 1938 Vacation from Love
Mrs. Soames, Wedding / Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Mrs. Herford
 1938 Professor Beware
Mrs. Pitts
 1938 He Couldn't Say No
Mrs. Coney
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller
 1937 Madame X
Nora
 1937 The Big Shot
Mrs. Elizabeth Simms
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Fanny Worthington
 1937 Personal Property
Mrs. Burns
 1937 On the Avenue
Aunt Fritz
 1937 Dangerous Number
Gypsy
 1936 Libeled Lady
Mrs. Burns-Norvell
 1936 Frankie and Johnnie
Mrs. Lumpy Thornton
 1935 Ladies Love Hats (Short)
 1935 The Amateur Husband (Short)
The Mother-in-Law
 1934 A Peach of a Pair (Short)
Suzy Woodbury (uncredited)
 1934 Gambling
Mrs. Edna Seeley
 1934 Mushrooms (Short)
Dot's Mother
 1933 The Way of All Freshmen (Short)
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Lily Pratt
 1931 Peach-O-Reno
Aggie Bruno
 1931 Night Angel
Head Nurse
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Saleslady (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Shooting Star. Written by Noel Pierce and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. Directed by Bela Blau. Selwyn Theatre: 12 Jun 1933- Jun 1933 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Walter Baldwin (as "Hank Morrisey"), Oliver Barbour, Mathilde Baring (as "Second Maid"), Violet Barney, Mary Alice Collins, George Cowell, Helen Crane, ... See more »
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Trivia:

Despite their hostile on-camera exchanges in The Bank Dick (1940), Cora and W.C. Fields were actually quite friendly in real life, frequently keeping in touch with cordial letters.

Star Sign:

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