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Louise Closser Hale (1872–1933)

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on Broadway, and in 1907 she made her London debut in ... See full bio »

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Dinner at Eight Hattie Loomis
Another Language Mother Hallam
Platinum Blonde Mrs. Schuyler
Shanghai Express Mrs. Haggerty


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 1933 Duck Soup
Reception Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Hattie Loomis
 1933 Another Language
Mother Hallam
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Militza Brooska
 1933 The Barbarian
 1933 The White Sister
 1933 Today We Live
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Lazy Spoiled Woman (uncredited)
 1932 The Son-Daughter
Toy Yah
 1932 No More Orchids
Grandma Holt
 1932 Faithless
First Landlady
 1932 Movie Crazy
Mrs. Kitterman
 1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Aunt Miranda
 1932 New Morals for Old
Mrs. Warburton
 1932 Letty Lynton
Miranda, Letty's Maid
 1932 Sky Bride
Mrs. (Ma) Smith
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Florence Royle
 1932 Shanghai Express
Mrs. Haggerty
 1931 Platinum Blonde
Mrs. Schuyler
 1931 Devotion
Mrs.Emmet Mortimer
 1931 Rebound
Mrs. Jaffrey
 1931 Daddy Long Legs
Miss Pritchard
 1931 Born to Love
Lady Ponsonby
 1931 Captain Applejack
Aunt Agatha
 1930 The Princess and the Plumber
Miss Eden
 1930 Big Boy
 1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew
Mrs. Benson
 1929 Paris
Cora Sabbot
 1929 The Outlaw In-Law (Short)
The Mother-in-Law
 1929 The Hole in the Wall
Mrs. Ramsay
 1919 Winning His Wife (Short)
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Stage Play: Peer Gynt. Drama (revival). See more »

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Louise Closser


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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