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Mary Ellis (I) (1897–2003)

A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ranging from heavy doses of Shakespeare and Eugene... See full bio »


(age 105) in London, England, UK

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Bella Donna Mary Chepstow Amine
Wednesday Theatre Empress Catherine / The women in John's life
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Queen of Brobdingnag


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 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Maberley
- The Three Gables (1994) ... Mary Maberley
 1993 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lady Florence
- The Eligible Bachelor (1993) ... Lady Florence
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Mrs. Leroy Passells
- You Can't Condemn Them All (1971) ... Mrs. Leroy Passells
 1961 Frederic Chopin (Short)
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Queen of Brobdingnag
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Summer Pavilion (1959)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Sumner / Mrs. Millward (Evie)
- Trespass (1958) ... Helen Sumner
- The Distaff Side (1958) ... Mrs. Millward (Evie)
 1958 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Pauline Viardot / Irela / Olivia Marsden / ...
- The End of the Summer (1957) ... Madame Pauline Viardot
- Evensong (1953) ... Irela
- Mr. Pim Passes By (1952) ... Olivia Marsden
- The Indifferent Shepherd (1950) ... Melanie Aspen
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Empress Catherine / The women in John's life
- Great Catherine (1953) ... Empress Catherine
- Happiness My Goal (1953) ... The women in John's life
 1951 The Magic Box
Mrs. Nell Collings
 1950 The First Mrs. Fraser (TV Movie)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
Patient / Gag Bit (uncredited)
 1949 The Browning Version (TV Movie)
Millie Crocker-Harris
 1937 Glamorous Night
Melitza Hjos
 1936 Fatal Lady
Marion Stuart / Maria Delasano / Malevo
 1935 Paris in Spring
 1935 All the King's Horses
Elaine, the Queen of Langenstein
 1934 Bella Donna
Mary Chepstow Amine
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Anthony Quayle, Laurence Harvey, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Michael Bates, John Turner, Zena Walker and John Nettleton in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

May Belle Elsas

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Switched to acting after feeling she didn't have the commitment nor patience to dedicate herself to an operatic career. See more »

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