Nana Bryant (1888–1955)

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Nana Bryant was born on November 23, 1888 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Harvey (1950), Brewster's Millions (1945) and Theodora Goes Wild (1936). She was married to F Clifford Earl Thompson and Phineas Gourley McLean (Ted MacLean). She died on December 24, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Harvey Mrs. Hazel Chumley
Theodora Goes Wild Ethel Stevenson


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 1952-1955 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Mrs Wynona Nestor / Mrs Graybar
- Who's Who? (1955) ... Mrs Wynona Nestor
- Transition Show (1955) ... Mrs Wynona Nestor
- Madison Country Club (1952) ... Mrs Graybar
 1953-1955 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Mother / Julia - Margaret's Mother / Julia Summers
- Margaret Goes Home to Mother (1955) ... Mother
- The Children's Governess (1955) ... Mother
- Margaret's Aunt (1954) ... Mother
- Julia's Birthday (1954) ... Julia - Margaret's Mother
- Margaret's Jealousy (1954) ... Julia Summers
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson
Mother Redempta
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Reverend Mother / Mother-in-law / Mrs. Carter
- Thunder on the Hill (1955) ... Reverend Mother
- A Bouquet for Millie (1953) ... Mother-in-law
- Two Make Four (1952) ... Mrs. Carter
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Stake My Life (1955) ... Adele
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Lady Agatha
- The Lady's Game (1955) ... Lady Agatha
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Holmes
- The Failure (1955) ... Mrs. Holmes
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Polly Hammond / Mrs. Wilcox
- Option on a Wife (1955) ... Polly Hammond
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1954) ... Mrs. Wilcox
 1954-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Aunt Clara
- Pretend You're You (1955) ... Aunt Clara
- The Tryst (1954)
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Marsha Grundy
- Rare Editions (1955) ... Marsha Grundy
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Dehring
- Interlude (1954) ... Mrs. Dehring
 1954 The Outcast
Mrs. Banner
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. McKay
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
- Sweepstakes (1954) ... Woman
 1953 Geraldine
Dean Blake
 1953 Studio One (TV Series)
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Lucas
- The Chess Game (1953) ... Mrs. Lucas
 1951-1952 The First Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mary Martin / Mrs. Martin
- Episode dated 23 June 1952 (1952) ... Mrs. Martin
- Episode dated 14 March 1952 (1952) ... Mrs. Martin
- Episode dated 13 March 1952 (1952) ... Mrs. Martin
- Pressure (1952) ... Mary Martin
- Episode dated 11 March 1952 (1952) ... Mary Martin
 1951 Bright Victory
Mrs. Nevins
 1951 Only the Valiant
Mrs. Drumm
 1951 Follow the Sun
Sister Beatrice
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Elizabeth du Pont
 1950 Harvey
Mrs. Hazel Chumley
 1950 Let's Dance
Mrs. Bryant (uncredited)
 1950 Three Secrets
Mrs. Gilwyn, Supervisor of 'The Shelter' (uncredited)
 1950 A Modern Marriage
Mrs. Brown
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 I Was a Shoplifter
Aunt Clara (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Mrs. Cabot (uncredited)
 1949 The Blonde Bandit
Mrs. Henley
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Mrs. Dennis Sutherland
 1949 Hideout
Sybil Elwood Kaymeer
 1949 State Department: File 649
Peggy Brown
 1948 Ladies of the Chorus
Mrs. Adele Carroll
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Nun (uncredited)
 1948 The Return of October
Cousin Therese
 1948 Inner Sanctum
Mrs. Mitchell
 1948 Lady at Midnight
Lydia Forsythe
 1948 Eyes of Texas
Hattie Waters
 1948 Stage Struck
Mrs. Howard
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Housekeeper (deleted sequence) (uncredited)
 1948 Reaching from Heaven
Kay Bradley
 1948 Goodbye, Miss Turlock (Short)
Miss Turlock (uncredited)
 1947 Dangerous Years
Miss Templeton
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Mrs. Winterbottom
 1947 The Unsuspected
Mrs. White
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Mrs. Belmont
 1947 Possessed
Pauline Graham (uncredited)
 1947 The Big Fix
Mrs. Carter
 1947 Millie's Daughter
Mrs. Cooper Austin
 1946 The Perfect Marriage
Corinne Williams
 1946 Big Town
Mrs. Crane
 1946 The Runaround
Mrs. Mildred Hampton
 1946 The Virginian
Mrs. Wood (uncredited)
 1945 Black Market Babies
Mrs. Grace Andrews
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Mrs. H. Davenport Drew
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Mrs. Gray
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Mrs. Carstairs (uncredited)
 1944 Take It or Leave It
Miss Burke
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Dean Clinton
 1944 Jungle Woman
Miss Gray
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Mrs. Langdon
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Mere Imbert (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Mrs. Mulvaney (uncredited)
 1943 The West Side Kid
Mrs. Winston
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Mrs. Dalrymple
 1943 Get Going
Mrs. Daughtery
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Mrs. Hellie Novotny
 1942 Madame Spy
Alicia Rolf
 1942 Youth on Parade
Agatha Frost
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Aunt Addie
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Mrs. Marshall Todwell
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Madame Dupre
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Mrs. Morris
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Martha Matthews
 1941 Nice Girl?
Mary Peasley
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon
Mrs. Benchley
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Susan Bower
 1940 The Flag of Humanity (Short)
Clara Barton
 1940 If I Had My Way
Marian Johnson
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Agatha Winters
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby
Mrs. Harper
 1939 Old Hickory (Short)
Rachel Jackson
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Louise Wilcox
 1939 Espionage Agent
Mrs. Corvall
 1939 Parents on Trial
Margaret Ames
 1939 Street of Missing Men
Mrs. Putnam
 1939 Lincoln in the White House (Short)
Mary Todd Lincoln (uncredited)
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Hyacinth Hepburn
 1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
Mrs. Henry Peck
 1938 Out West with the Hardys
Dora Northcote
 1938 Always in Trouble
Mrs. Minnie Darlington
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Mrs. Minnie Brewster
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
Mrs. Franklin Sydney
 1938 Mad About Music
Louise Fusenot
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mrs. Thatcher
 1938 Midnight Intruder
Mrs. John Clark Reitter Sr.
 1938 Man-Proof
Meg Swift
 1937 Counsel for Crime
Mrs. Maddox
 1937 A Dangerous Adventure
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Mrs. Sanders
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Agnes Burton
 1937 Let's Get Married
Mrs. Willoughby
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Miss Howard
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Ethel Stevenson
 1936 The Man Who Lived Twice
Margaret Schuyler
 1936 Blackmailer
Mrs. Lindsay
 1936 Meet Nero Wolfe
Sarah Barstow
 1936 The King Steps Out
 1936 Lady of Secrets
Aunt Harriet
 1936 You May Be Next!
Miss Abbott
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
Aunt Julie Stewart
 1935 One-Way Ticket
Mrs. Bourne
 1935 Crime and Punishment
Madam (uncredited)
 1935 Guard That Girl
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Lady Drake
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Joan Hill (uncredited)
 1935 Unknown Woman
Aunt Mary
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Genteel American character actress, in films with Columbia from 1935. Essentially played the same roles as Nella Walker or Marjorie Gateson, namely society matrons, gossipy spinsters or kindly mothers. She began her career on stage at the age of sixteen. She was later a leading lady with touring stock companies in San Francisco, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., and Portland, Maine. She ... See more »

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