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Elspeth Dudgeon (1871–1955)

Elspeth Dudgeon was born on December 4, 1871 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Old Dark House (1932), Becky Sharp (1935) and Mystery House (1938). She died on December 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Old Dark House Sir Roderick Femm
Becky Sharp Miss Pinkerton
Mystery House Aunt Lucy Kingery
The Moonstone Betteredge


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 1955 Moonfleet
Granny Walker - Old Woman in Church (uncredited)
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Grandma (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Fearful Old Gambling Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Lust for Gold
Martha Bannister (uncredited)
 1949 The Secret Garden
Dickon's Mother (uncredited)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Woman in Pawn Shop (uncredited)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
Mrs. Marbey (uncredited)
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mrs. Ward, Tyber Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1947 The Paradine Case
Second Matron (uncredited)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Guest (uncredited)
 1947 Yankee Fakir
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Katie (uncredited)
 1946 Devotion
Elderly Reader of 'Jane Eyre' (uncredited)
 1946 Song of Arizona
Ella (uncredited)
 1945 Woman Who Came Back
Old Woman in Bus / Jezebel Trister (uncredited)
 1944 The Suspect
Pauline Barlow (uncredited)
 1944 Three Sisters of the Moors (Short)
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1944 Reckless Age
Miss Ferris (uncredited)
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Stuart's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Aged Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Miss Travers (uncredited)
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Lady Behind Vicky at Concert (uncredited)
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Frances (uncredited)
 1943 Family Troubles (Short)
Aunt Aurelia
 1942 Nightmare
Angus' Wife
 1942 Now, Voyager
Aunt Hester (uncredited)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Mrs. King (uncredited)
 1939 Raffles
School Mistress (uncredited)
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Old Lady in Hall (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Lady Bolton (uncredited)
 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Mrs. Thomas--Housekeeper
 1939 Midnight
Stephanie's Party Guest with Dog (uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Agatha DeHaven (uncredited)
 1938 Mystery House
Aunt Lucy Kingery
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Cynthia (uncredited)
 1937 Sh! The Octopus
 1937 The Great Garrick
Old Witch in Audience (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Grandmother Canty
 1936 Camille
Fireplace Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 A Woman Rebels
Lord Gaythorne's Maid (uncredited)
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Alice Dodd
 1936 The White Angel
Second Lady Disapproving of Florence (uncredited)
 1936 Counterfeit
Mrs. Martin (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Mother Superior (uncredited)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Older Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Kind Lady
Lady Emily (uncredited)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Second Waiting Woman (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Outpost
Head Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl Friend
English Lady (uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp
Miss Pinkerton
 1935 Bride of Frankenstein
Gypsy's Mother (uncredited)
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Vera Trent
 1935 The Night Is Young
Duchess of Reidheim (uncredited)
 1934 The Moonstone
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Reformer (uncredited)
 1933 Stage Mother
Music Store Customer (uncredited)
 1933 Looking Forward
Old Servant (uncredited)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Woman Whose Skunk Was Stolen (uncredited)
 1932 Cynara
Mrs. Weeks (uncredited)
 1932 The Old Dark House
Sir Roderick Femm (as John Dudgeon)
 1932 The Crash
Solitaire Player (uncredited)
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Musicale Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Vanity Fair
Sir Pitt's Housekeeper
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Would-Be Ticket Buyer (uncredited)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge
Elegant Dowager (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John Dudgeon


5' (1.52 m)

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In her screen debut in James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932), she was not only disguised as an old man, but billed pseudonymously as male to boot. See more »

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