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Jean Adair (I) (1873–1953)


Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the vaudeville Orpheum Circuit performing in one-act plays, she... See full bio »

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Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace Martha Brewster
(1944)
Living in a Big Way
Living in a Big Way Abigail Morgan
(1947)
Something in the Wind
Something in the Wind Aunt Mary Collins
(1947)
Kraft Theatre
Kraft Theatre Actress
(1951)

Filmography

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 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ann
- Outward Bound (1952) ... Ann
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Lizzie
- Son Wanted (1952) ... Miss Lizzie
 1951-1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Susan Deddington
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... Susan Deddington
- At Mrs. Beam's (1951)
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 The Naked City
Little Old Lady (uncredited)
 1947 Something in the Wind
Aunt Mary Collins
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Abigail Morgan
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Martha Brewster
 1933 Advice to the Forlorn
Mrs. Prentiss (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Next Half Hour. Drama. Written by Mary Chase. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Empire Theatre: 29 Oct 1945- 3 Nov 1945 (8 performances). Cast: Fay Bainter (as "Margaret Brennan"), Jean Adair (as "Bridget O'Neill"), Francis Compton, Conrad Janis (as "Barney Brennan"), Larry Oliver, Esther Owen, Pamela Rivers, Jack Ruth, Thelma... See more »

Alternate Names:

Jennet Adair
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Gemini

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