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Cecil Elliott (1887–1982)

Cecil Elliott was born on October 25, 1887 in Greenville, Illinois, USA as Cecil Melvin. She was an actress, known for Chinatown (1974), The Killing (1956) and The Lost Missile (1958). She died on April 8, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Chinatown Emma Dill
The Killing Lady with Small Dog
The Lost Missile Harold's Wife
Honeychile Woman


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 1975 The Drowning Pool
Motel Switchboard Operator
 1974 Summer School Teachers
 1974 Chinatown
Emma Dill
 1974 The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (TV Movie)
Gramma Dupre (as Cecil Elliot)
 1969 The Love God?
Juror (uncredited)
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
- Aunt Bee's Cruise: Part 1 (1969) ... Blanche
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Roselle Duncan - Woman with Dog (uncredited)
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
First Woman
- The Case of the Wrathful Wraith (1965) ... First Woman
 1956-1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashby / Mrs. Morpher
- The Vintage Years (1962) ... Mrs. Ashby
- Year of Destiny (1956) ... Mrs. Morpher
 1962 The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
Matron (uncredited)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
- Out of Order (1962) ... Housewife
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
- The Mortal Coil (1961) ... Hannah
 1960 From the Terrace
Josephine (uncredited)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- Once Upon a Knight (1960) ... Landlady
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
- Love Comes to Goldie (1960) ... Katrina
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Mrs. Quigley
- Black Light (1959) ... Mrs. Quigley
 1959 The Miracle of the Hills
Miss Willowbird
 1959 The Rebel Set
Train Gossip
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashborne
- The Senator (1959) ... Mrs. Ashborne
 1958 The Lost Missile
Harold's Wife (as Cecil Elliot)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Mrs. Murphy
- The Judas Mask (1958) ... Mrs. Murphy (uncredited)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- East of the Moon (1958)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Drunken Woman in Bar (uncredited)
 1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Mrs. Abernathy
- The Bold Raven Rodeo (1956) ... Mrs. Abernathy
 1956 The Killing
Lady with Small Dog
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Apartment Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 1955 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Woman at Dance
- Trigger Twins (1955) ... Woman at Dance
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Bannion
- A Turkey for Terry (1954) ... Mrs. O'Bannion
 1954 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- Convention Story (1954)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
Miss Tiddleford (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
- The Evil Three (1953) ... Elsa
 1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Nina Peterson
- The Secret of Superstition Peak (1952) ... Nina Peterson
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Hunt for Death (1952)
- Party Dress (1951)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Honeychile
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1950 One Too Many
Minnie (Barmaid)
 1950 Surrender
Mrs. Schultz (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Matron (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Servant (uncredited)
 1936 King of the Royal Mounted
Landlady (uncredited)
 1936 Pepper
Tenement Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Farmer Woman at Church (uncredited)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mrs. Drake (uncredited)
 1935 Les Misérables
Concierge (uncredited)
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
Cook (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Play [Satire about Hollywood]: Kitty Doone. Written by Aben Kandel. Circle Theatre, Los Angeles: December 1, 1949 premiere. Directed by Jerry Epstein. Ellanora Reeves (Ellanora Needles) as Kitty Doone. Cast includes: Alan Nixon, William Schallert, Sydney Chaplin, Cecil Elliott, Alvin Hammer.

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Cecil Elliot

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In "The Killing" (1956) and "The Reluctant Astronaut" (1967) she plays remarkably similar roles of an annoying lady with an equally annoying small dog that causes a good deal of trouble.

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