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Maude Eburne (1875–1960)

Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired from the screen in 1951. See full bio »

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Known For

The Bat Whispers Lizzie Allen
The Vampire Bat Aunt Gussie Schnappmann
Hollywood Cowboy Violet Butler


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 1951 Belle Le Grand
Woman Companion at Stock Exchange (uncredited)
 1949 Arson, Inc.
 1949 The Lawton Story
 1948 The Plunderers
Old Dame at Wedding
 1948 Slippy McGee
Mrs. Dexter
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Mrs. Muggins (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Fitter (uncredited)
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness
Mrs. Randall
 1945 Man from Oklahoma
Grandma Lane
 1945 Leave It to Blondie
Magda - Tea Leaf Reader (uncredited)
 1944 The Suspect
Mrs. Packer
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Judge Bingle
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Mame Alda
 1944 I'm from Arkansas
Matilda Alden Jenkins - aka Ma
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Johnny's Landlady
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
Homely Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Granma Quill
 1944 Up in Arms
Dowager in Cable Car (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Dakota (uncredited)
 1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
Miss Edna Counihan (uncredited)
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Maggie (uncredited)
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Apple Annie Character (scenes deleted)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Mother Hodges
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Sarah Harkins
 1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You
Amelia Jones (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Mrs. Norris
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Lady in Elevator (uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel
Juli (uncredited)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Mrs. Bradley
 1942 Almost Married
Mrs. Clayton
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
 1941 Among the Living
Mrs. Pickens
 1941 Glamour Boy
Borax Betty
 1941 You Belong to Me
 1941 They Meet Again
Mrs. Hastings
 1941 West Point Widow
Mrs. Willits
 1941 Melody for Three
Mrs. Hastings
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Mrs. Mulcahey's Friend (uncredited)
 1940 The Border Legion
Hurricane Hattie McGuire
 1940 Remedy for Riches
Mrs. Hastings
 1940 Li'l Abner
Granny Scragg
 1940 Colorado
Etta Mae
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women
Mrs. Hastings
 1940 The Courageous Dr. Christian
Mrs. Hastings
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Landlady (uncredited)
 1939 Meet Dr. Christian
Mrs. Hastings
 1939 The Covered Trailer
Widow Ella Jones
 1939 Sabotage
Mrs. Hopkins
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Señora Moreno (scenes deleted)
 1939 Mountain Rhythm
Ma Hutchins
 1939 Exile Express
Mrs. Smith
 1939 My Wife's Relatives
Widow Ella Jones
 1939 Undercover Agent
Mrs. Minnow
 1939 Convict's Code
Mrs. Magruder
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills
Mrs. Peggy Garth
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Nagging Wife of Man Shaving on Train (uncredited)
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Dowager at Rector's (uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Mrs. Crump
 1937 Hollywood Cowboy
Violet Butler
 1937 Paradise Express
Maggie Casey
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Mrs. Basscombe
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Mrs. Scribner
 1936 Reunion
Mrs. Barton
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Maggie Devlin
 1936 Poppy
Sarah Tucker
 1936 The Lonely Trail
Mrs. Pruitt (uncredited)
 1936 Doughnuts and Society
Belle Dugan
 1936 Man Hunt
Mrs. Hoggins
 1936 The Leavenworth Case
Phoebe Leavenworth
 1935 Happiness C.O.D.
Aunt Addie
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Little Ellen Purdy
 1935 Party Wire
Clara West
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap
'Ma' Pettingill
 1935 Maybe It's Love
 1934 When Strangers Meet
Nell Peck
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Landlady (uncredited)
 1934 Here Comes the Navy
Mrs. Mullins - Droopy's Mother
 1934 Return of the Terror
Mrs. Elvery
 1934 Love Birds
Mme. Bertha
 1934 Lazy River
Miss Minnie Lescalle
 1933 East of Fifth Avenue
Mrs. Conway
 1933 Havana Widows
Mrs. Ryan--Landlady
 1933 Fog
Mrs. Jackson
 1933 Big Executive
Coroner's Wife
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Mme. Fifi
 1933 My Lips Betray
Mamma Watscheck
 1933 Shanghai Madness
Mrs. Glissen
 1933 The Warrior's Husband
 1933 Hell Below
Lady Higby (uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
Aunt Maggie
 1933 The Vampire Bat
Aunt Gussie Schnappmann
 1932 Robbers' Roost
Aunt Ellen
 1932 Faithless
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1932 Divorce in the Family
Martha Jenkins (uncredited)
 1932 The First Year
Emily Livingston
 1932 Stranger in Town
Mrs. Petrick
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Mrs. Elizabeth Hardy
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Mrs. Jennings
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Aunt Charlotte
 1932 Panama Flo
 1932 Union Depot
Passenger at Information Desk (uncredited)
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Dowager Party Guest
 1932 This Reckless Age
 1931 Under Eighteen
Mrs. McCarthy
 1931 Local Boy Makes Good
Maid (uncredited)
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Aunt Harriette
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Mrs. Snyder
 1931 The Guardsman
 1931 Bought!
Mrs. Chauncey
 1931 The Man in Possession
 1931 Indiscreet
Aunt Kate
 1931 Lonely Wives
Mrs. Mantel
 1930 The Bat Whispers
Lizzie Allen
 1919 Taxi
Sweet Genevieve
 1918 A Pair of Sixes
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Great Day. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Material by William Carey Duncan and John Wells. Lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu. Musical Direction by Paul Lannin and Nicholas Kempner. Choreographed by LeRoy Prinz. Directed by R.H. Burnside and Frank M. Gillespie. Cosmopolitan Theatre: 17 Oct 1929- 16 Nov 1929 (36 ... See more »

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Did You Know?


She appeared in several silent films. It was more than a decade before she was cast in her next film, the early sound film "The Bat Whispers" (1930) in the key role of Lizzie the maid in which her distinctive voice was first heard. The following year (1931) she appeared in no less than nine credited roles and her prolific career continued until her retirement from the screen in 1951.

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