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Flora Finch (1867–1940)

Flora Finch was born in London, England, on June 17, 1867. After spending time on the legitimate stage, she began to make films, and was one of the early comedy stars of the silent-film era. Her first film was Mrs. Jones Entertains (1909). After making nine more films she began appearing with rotund comic John Bunny, and together they would make ... See full bio »

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 1939 The Women
Woman Window Tapper (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
League Member (uncredited)
 1938 Stablemates
Singer at Beulah's (uncredited)
 1937 A Night at the Movies (Short)
Movie Patron (uncredited)
 1937 Bad Guy
Beauty Shop Customer (uncredited)
 1937 London by Night
Old Woman Pulling Down Shade (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Maw (uncredited)
 1937 When Love Is Young
Performer (uncredited)
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Old Maid in Hall (uncredited)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short)
Old Woman Who Loses Wig (uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector
The Ugly Fraud (uncredited)
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Moonlight Murder
Attendee at Hollywood Bowl with Seat Cushion (uncredited)
 1934 The Painted Veil
German (scenes deleted)
 1934 The Scarlet Letter
Faith Bartle, the Gossip
 1932 Play Girl
19-Cent Woman (uncredited)
 1931 The Bride's Mistake (Short)
Maid (uncredited)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
 1929 Say It with Songs
Radio Station Beauty Expert (uncredited)
 1929 Come Across
 1929 The Faker
 1928 The Haunted House
 1928 Five and Ten Cent Annie
Wedding Party Guest
 1928 The Wife's Relations
Mrs. Cyrus Dodd
 1927 Quality Street
Mary Willoughby
 1927 Rose of the Golden West
Señora Comba
 1927 The Cat and the Canary
 1927 Captain Salvation
Mrs. Snifty
 1927 Are Brunettes Safe? (Short)
School teacher (uncredited)
 1926 The Berth Mark (Short)
Reform Committee
 1926 'Morning, Judge (Short)
The Judge's Wife
 1926 Oh, Baby!
Aunt Phoebe
 1926 The Brown Derby
Aunt Anna
 1926 Fifth Avenue
Mrs. Pettygrew
 1925 Lover's Island
Amanda Dawson
 1925 A Kiss for Cinderella
Second Customer
 1925 His Buddy's Wife
 1925 The Live Wire
Pansy Darwin
 1925 The Wrongdoers
Society Woman
 1925 The Adventurous Sex
The Grandmother
 1925 Men and Women
 1925 The Midnight Girl
 1925 The Early Bird
Miss Quincy
 1924 Monsieur Beaucaire
Duchesse de Montmorency
 1924 Roulette
Mrs. Smith-Jones
 1923 Luck
The Plumber's Best Girl
 1922 A Social Error (Short)
 1922 Orphan Sally
 1922 Man Wanted
 1922 When Knighthood Was in Flower
French Countess (uncredited)
 1921 Orphans of the Storm
Starving Peasant
 1921 Lessons in Love
Agatha Calthorpe
 1920 Birthright
 1919 Dawn
Mrs. Natalie Colebrook
 1919 The Immovable Guest (Short)
 1919 Oh Boy!
Miss Penelope Budd
 1918 Boodle and Bandits (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1918 The Great Adventure
Rags's Aunt
 1917 Flora in the Movies (Short)
 1917 Flora Joins the Chorus (Short)
 1917 Flora the Dressmaker (Short)
 1917 Flora the Life-Saver (Short)
 1917 Flora the Manicure Girl (Short)
 1917 Flora the School Teacher (Short)
 1917 Guess What (Short)
 1917 War Prides (Short)
 1916 The Brown Derby (Short)
 1916 Prudence, the Pirate
The Aunt
 1916 Hughey, the Process Server (Short)
 1916 A Night Out
Mrs. Marie Haslem
 1916 When Hooligan and Dooligan Ran for Mayor (Short)
Mrs. Hooligan
 1915 Hughey of the Circus (Short)
Flora Powell
 1915 The Conquest of Constantia (Short)
Constantia Calthrope
 1915 Between Two Fires (Short)
Belinda Byers
 1915 Heavy Villains (Short)
Serena Slim - the Slender Sleuth
 1915 Pat Hogan, Deceased (Short)
Pat Hogan's Widow
 1915 Some Duel (Short)
 1915 A Pair of Queens (Short)
 1915 A Mistake in Typesetting (Short)
Mulvina Minchen
 1915 The Starring of Flora Finchurch (Short)
Flora Finchurch
 1915 Strictly Neutral (Short)
Flora - the French Maid
 1915 Whose Husband? (Short)
Flora Sniffen
 1915 They Loved Him So (Short)
Miss Prism - Artist
 1915 The Lady of Shalott (Short)
Ivy Skinner - the Lady of Shalott
 1915 Two and Two (Short)
Mrs. Bunty - 1st Wife
 1915 War (Short)
Frau Schultz
 1915 The Smoking Out of Bella Butts (Short)
Bella Butts
 1914 The New Secretary (Short)
 1914 Sweeney's Christmas Bird (Short)
Mrs. Sweeney
 1914 A Strand of Blond Hair (Short)
Flora - Bunny's Wife
 1914 Bunny's Little Brother (Short)
Flora - Joe's Wife
 1914 Mary Jane Entertains (Short)
Mary Jane
 1914 Fixing Their Dads (Short)
The Widow Hathaway
 1914 The Rocky Road of Love (Short)
Emmaline Burr
 1914 Bunny Backslides (Short)
Flora Winslow - a Widow
 1914 Hearts and Diamonds (Short)
Miss Rachel Whipple
 1914 Such a Hunter (Short)
Eva Spurling
 1914 Polishing Up (Short)
Mrs. John Bunny, alias Vivian Astor
 1914 The New Stenographer (Short)
Lucille Montgomery
 1914 David Garrick (Short)
 1914 The Locked House (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1914 Private Bunny (Short)
Flora Finch
 1914 The Vases of Hymen (Short)
Annette Kershaw
 1914 A Train of Incidents (Short)
Miss Prim
 1914 The Old Maid's Baby (Short)
Flora - the Old Maid
 1914 Father's Flirtation (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1914 Mr. Bingle's Melodrama (Short)
Flossy Hamm, an Actress
 1914 Mr. Bunnyhug Buys a Hat for His Bride (Short)
Mrs. Clara Bunnyhug
 1914 Cutey's Wife (Short)
Miss Crab
 1914 Bunny's Swell Affair (Short)
A Rich Widow
 1914 Bunny Buys a Harem (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1914 Mr. Bunny in Disguise (Short)
Euphemia Jones
 1914 The Old Fire Horse and the New Fire Chief (Short)
The Secretary's Mother
 1914 Bunco Bill's Visit (Short)
The Farmer's Wife
 1914 Tangled Tangoists (Short)
 1914 The Chicken Inspector (Short)
Miss Birch
 1914 Bunny's Scheme (Short)
Ethel Dana
 1914 A Change in Baggage Checks (Short)
Stella Triplight
 1914 Bunny's Birthday (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1914 Love's Old Dream (Short)
Miranda, Simon's Sweetheart
 1914 Cutey's Vacation (Short)
Miss Gammon Olde
 1914 Bunny's Mistake (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1914 The Misadventures of a Mighty Monarch (Short)
Flora - John's Jealous Wife
 1913 The Golf Game and the Bonnet (Short)
Flora - the Wife
 1913 The Girl at the Lunch Counter (Short)
Susie Finch
 1913 The Schemers (Short)
Mrs. Smith aka Mrs. Nag
 1913 Mary Jane (Short)
Mary Jane
 1913 Fatty's Affair of Honor (Short)
 1913 Father's Hatband (Short)
Mrs. Henpecko
 1913 The Autocrat of Flapjack Junction (Short)
Edith - the Widow
 1913 John Tobin's Sweetheart (Short)
 1913 Which Way Did He Go? (Short)
Mrs. Henpecko
 1913 The Feudists (Short)
Second Wife, Mrs. Craig
 1913 Those Troublesome Tresses (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1913 When the Press Speaks (Short)
Lizzie Ellison aka Bealla Wilfax - the Sob Sister
 1913 A Gentleman of Fashion (Short)
Nanette Stevens - the Heiress
 1913 The Pickpocket (Short)
Patrick's Suffragette Wife
 1913 Hubby's Toothache (Short)
 1913 A Millinery Bomb (Short)
Cora Burrows
 1913 Love's Quarantine (Short)
Dot's Mother
 1913 One Good Joke Deserves Another (Short)
Jim's Mother
 1913 No Sweets (Short)
The Shop Clerk's Wife
 1913 Bunny's Dilemma (Short)
Aunt Eliza
 1913 Bunny as a Reporter (Short)
Leader of the Suffragettes
 1913 A Lady and Her Maid (Short)
 1913 Bunny's Birthday Surprise (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1913 His Life for His Emperor (Short)
 1913 Vampire of the Desert (Short)
 1913 Mr. Horatio Sparkins (Short)
Teresa Halderton
 1913 Cupid's Hired Man (Short)
Anne Matthews, a Spinster
 1913 Bingles Mends the Clock (Short)
Mrs. Bingles
 1913 There's Music in the Hair (Short)
Iolanthe McSwatt
 1913 The Fortune (Short)
Muriel, Jake's Wife
 1913 Cutey and the Chorus Girls (Short)
Flora Scrawny
 1913 He Answered the Ad (Short)
Amanda, John's Wife
 1913 Love Laughs at Locksmiths; or, Love Finds a Way (Short)
The Preceptress - Principal of the School
 1913 The Wonderful Statue (Short)
 1913 The Dog House Builders (Short)
Mrs. Mealy
 1913 His Honor, the Mayor (Short)
Aunt Minerva
 1913 The Way Out (Short)
 1913 Hubby Buys a Baby (Short)
Mrs. Bun
 1913 Suspicious Henry (Short)
Mrs. Michael Murphy
 1913 The Locket; or, When She Was Twenty (Short)
Mrs. Evelyn Jones
 1913 A Trap to Catch a Burglar (Short)
Bedelia O'Flanagan, a Suffragette
 1913 Stenographer Troubles (Short)
A Typist
 1913 The Classmate's Frolic (Short)
The Director of the School
 1913 And His Wife Came Back (Short)
Miss Finch - an Old Maid
 1913 When Mary Grew Up (Short)
The Maid
 1913 The Little Minister (Short)
Jeanne - the Dishart's Servant
 1913 Three Black Bags (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1913 Mr. Bolter's Niece (Short)
Miss Lavinia Racey
 1912 Planting the Spring Garden (Short)
Mrs. Citiman
 1912 Freckles (Short)
Madame Legrand
 1912 Doctor Bridget (Short)
Freddie's Mother
 1912 In the Flat Above (Short)
Miss Finch - a Pupil
 1912 The Servant Problem; or, How Mr. Bullington Ran the House (Short)
Harriet Jenkins - the Third Cook
 1912 The Unusual Honeymoon (Short)
Mary McGregor, His Wife
 1912 Lord Browning and Cinderella (Short)
Sylvia, Cinderella's Older Sister
 1912 The Professor and the Lady (Short)
Miss Fullom - Principal of the School
 1912 The Hand Bag (Short)
Miss Amanda De Rosville
 1912 An Expensive Shine (Short)
First Sister
 1912 Bunny All at Sea (Short)
Flirty Passenger (unconfirmed)
 1912 Mammoth Life-Savers (Short)
The Spinster
 1912 She Cried (Short)
Factory Worker
 1912 Bachelor Buttons (Short)
 1912 A Vitagraph Romance (Short)
Principal of Miss Flint's Seminary
 1912 Bunny's Suicide (Short)
Mrs. Spink
 1912 Captain Barnacle's Legacy (Short)
Markham's African Sister
 1912 Saving an Audience (Short)
A Suffragette
 1912 Suing Susan (Short)
Miss Susan - a Spinster
 1912 The Awakening of Jones (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1912 Martha's Rebellion (Short)
The Maid
 1912 A Persistent Lover (Short)
Olivia Slincum
 1912 The Foster Child (Short)
 1912 Her Old Sweetheart (Short)
Priscilla - A Sympathetic Old Lady
 1912 The Troublesome Step-Daughters (Short)
The Governess
 1912 The Church Across the Way (Short)
A Disagreeable Aunt
 1912 The Pseudo Sultan (Short)
The Sultana
 1912 Pandora's Box (Short)
Flora Finnee
 1912/I Diamond Cut Diamond (Short)
Mrs. Bunce
 1912 Professor Optimo (Short)
An Unhappy Woman
 1912 Leap Year Proposals (Short)
Miss Bullfinch - an Old Maid
 1912 Thou Shalt Not Covet (Short)
 1912 The Red Ink Tragedy (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1912 How He Papered the Room (Short)
Mrs. Jolliwell
 1912 The Jocular Winds of Fate (Short)
Juliet Humph
 1912 The Suit of Armor (Short)
A Strict Domestic Servant
 1912 The Old Silver Watch (Short)
 1912 The First Woman Jury in America (Short)
Priscilla Simpkins - Forewoman of the Jury
 1912 Irene's Infatuation (Short)
Mme. Frangiapani
 1912 Stenographers Wanted (Short)
The Chosen Stenographer
 1912 A Cure for Pokeritis (Short)
Mrs. Sharpe
 1912 Bunny and the Twins (Short)
Flora - First 'Twin'
 1912 Umbrellas to Mend (Short)
The Old Maid
 1912 The First Violin (Short)
Helen's Step-Mother
 1911 In the Clutches of a Vapor Bath (Short)
Mrs. Bunny
 1911 The Ventriloquist's Trunk (Short)
Miss Flora - a Hotel Boarder
 1911 The Politician's Dream (Short)
Widow Merritt
 1911 The Gossip (Short)
Priscilla Primp - the Gossip
 1911 Selecting His Heiress (Short)
One of Doughbags' Nieces
 1911 Her Hero (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1911 Her Crowning Glory (Short)
The Governess
 1911 Intrepid Davy (Short) (unidentified role)
 1911 The Strategy of Anne (Short)
Headmistress of the School
 1911 Treasure Trove (Short)
 1911 The Subduing of Mrs. Nag (Short)
Mrs. Nag
 1911 The Woes of a Wealthy Widow (Short)
The Wealthy Widow
 1911 In Northern Forests (Short)
 1911 Two Overcoats (Short)
Mrs. Maggie Gallagher
 1911 The Sleep Walker (Short)
 1911 Tim Mahoney, the Scab (Short)
Mrs. Tim Mahoney - The Strikebreaker's Wife
 1911 The Derelict Reporter (Short)
 1911 The Wooing of Winifred (Short)
 1911 Captain Barnacle's Courtship (Short)
The Girl's Mother
 1911 The New Stenographer (Short)
The Old Stenographer
 1911 The Midnight Marauder (Short)
 1911 The Misses Finch and Their Nephew Billy (Short)
Miss Finch
 1910 The Troublesome Baby (Short)
Mrs. Samuels (unconfirmed)
 1910/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
Ophelia St. Clare
 1910 Muggsy's First Sweetheart (Short)
Uplift Woman
 1910 Caught in His Own Trap (Short)
 1909 The Way of Man (Short)
The Mother
 1909 Her First Biscuits (Short)
 1909 What Drink Did (Short)
 1909 Jones and the Lady Book Agent (Short)
The Lady Book Agent
 1909 A Sound Sleeper (Short)
 1909 His Wife's Mother (Short)
 1909 A Wreath in Time (Short)
Actress on Stage
 1909 Those Awful Hats (Short)
Woman with Largest Hat (uncredited)
 1909 Mr. Jones Has a Card Party (Short)
 1909 Mrs. Jones Entertains (Short)
Leader of Temperance League
 1908 The Helping Hand (Short)
Mrs. Harcourt
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Stage: Appeared (as "Miss Finney") in "We've Got to Have Money" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Edward Laska. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Playhouse Theatre: 20 Aug 1923-Oct 1923 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Manuel A. Alexander, Robert Ames, Jerome Cowan (as "Toney Platt"), R.M. D'Angelo, Alex Derman, Leo Donnelly, ... See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[in 1925] I have never in all my days had a pie thrown at me, and that in itself is a distinction few actors in old comedies can claim.


In 1917, she became one of the first stars to form an eponymous production company -- The Flora Finch Film Corporation. She placed advertisements in film industry trade publications announcing her new company with this screaming banner: "FLORA FINCH!! IN ALL HER SCRAWNY, SKINNY MAJESTY!" The ad included a photograph of her head pasted onto an artist's rendering of her body, which included ... See more »


Extrodinarily tall and skinny for a woman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, accentuated by an elongated face and a long "swan" neck. Her unusual physique was often juxtaposed with shorter, fatter co-stars like John Bunny.

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