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Florence Eldridge (1901–1988)


Versatile character actress Florence Eldridge seemed often better served by the stage than by her roles in motion pictures. On the boards from the age of seventeen as a chorine in "Rock-a-Bye Baby" in 1918, she acted with touring companies and on Broadway and soon found herself playing leading parts. The Brooklyn-born was bitten by the acting bug ... See full bio »

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Known For

Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Sarah Brady
(1960)
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Fantine
(1935)
Mary of Scotland
Mary of Scotland Elizabeth Tudor
(1936)
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus Queen Isabella
(1949)

Filmography

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 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rollin
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Sarah Brady
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Grace Winslow
- The Winslow Boy (1958) ... Grace Winslow
 1951-1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Emma / Bess
- Ferry Crisis at Friday Point (1952) ... Emma
- The Speech (1951) ... Bess
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Lucy Morgan
- The Magnificent Ambersons (1950) ... Lucy Morgan
 1949 Christopher Columbus
Queen Isabella
 1948 An Act of Murder
Catherine Cooke
 1948 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Nanine
- Camille (1948) ... Nanine
 1948 Another Part of the Forest
Lavinia Hubbard
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Elizabeth Tudor
 1935 Les Misérables
Fantine
 1934 A Modern Hero
Leah Ernst
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Ruby Lemarr
 1933 Dangerously Yours
Jo Horton
 1933 The Great Jasper
Jenny Horn
 1932 Thirteen Women
Grace Coombs
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
Juliet Corton
 1930 The Divorcee
Helen
 1929 Charming Sinners
Helen Carr
 1929 The Greene Murder Case
Sibella Greene
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Blanche Hardell
 1929 The Eligible Mr. Bangs (Short)
Lucille Morgan
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
Marilyn Sterling
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Autumn Garden. Written by Lillian Hellman. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Howard Bay. Directed by Harold Clurman. Coronet Theatre: 7 Mar 1951- 2 Jun 1951 (101 performances). Cast: Florence Eldridge, Ethel Griffies (as "Mrs. Mary Ellis"), Fredric March (as "Nicholas Denery"), Kent Smith (as "Edward Crossman"), Jane ... See more »

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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for her landmark performance in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night," in which she co-starred with her husband, Fredric March. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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