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Mary Forbes (I) (1883–1974)

Mary Forbes was born on January 1, 1883 in Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England as Ethel Louise Young. She was an actress, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Awful Truth (1937) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She was married to Wesley Wall, Charles Quatermaine and Ernest J. Taylor. She died on July 22, 1974 in... See full bio »

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Known For

You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You Mrs. Anthony Kirby
(1938)
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth Mrs. Vance
(1937)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
(1945)
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina Princess Sorokina
(1935)

Filmography

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 1958 Houseboat
British Society Woman (uncredited)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Mrs. Merton
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1958) ... Mrs. Merton
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Winthrop
- Into Thin Air (1955) ... Mrs. Winthrop
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
- Meeting at Mayerling (1955) ... Empress Elisabeth of Austria
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Second Elopement (1954)
 1952 Les Miserables
Nun (uncredited)
 1951 Pest Man Wins (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Aunt Martha
 1948 The Black Arrow
Nun (uncredited)
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Margaret (uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You
Mrs. Kimberly (uncredited)
 1947 The Exile
Second Court Lady
 1947 Song of Love
Woman at Party (uncredited)
 1947 Down to Earth
Mrs. Fenimore Hume (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Mrs. Pierce (uncredited)
 1947 Ivy
Lady Crail (uncredited)
 1947 The Other Love
Madame Gruen - Sanitarium Patient (uncredited)
 1947 Cigarette Girl
Mrs. Halstead
 1947 Half-Wits Holiday (Short)
Countess Shpritzvasser (uncredited)
 1946 A Stolen Life
Art Patron (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Terror by Night
Lady Margaret Carstairs
 1946 One Way to Love
Distinguished Woman (uncredited)
 1945 That Night with You
Mrs. Brock (uncredited)
 1945 Lady on a Train
Waring Cousin (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Queen Mother Elena
 1945 I'll Remember April
Mrs. Barrington
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Mrs. Breckenridge (uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lady Agatha
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Sister Rose (uncredited)
 1943 Tender Comrade
Mrs. Flanagan - Jo's Mother (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Senator's Wife (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Mrs. Eshton (uncredited)
 1943 Women in Bondage
Gladys Bracken
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Lady Thomas (uncredited)
 1943 Dangerous Blondes
Isabel Fleming (uncredited)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Dame Dunne Hartley
 1943 Mr. Lucky
War Relief Worker (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Mother Pettibone (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Lady Leslie Clayfair
 1942 Almost Married
Mrs. Marvin
 1942 This Above All
Vicar's Wife (uncredited)
 1942 Twin Beds (uncredited)
 1942 We Were Dancing
Mrs. Louise Sandys (uncredited)
 1942 Klondike Fury
Mrs. Langton
 1941 Paris Calling
Lady Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
Mrs. Ralston
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Freddie's Mother, Fourth Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1941 Back Street
Mrs. Williams (uncredited)
 1940 Blame It on Love
Mrs. Wadsworth
 1940 South of Suez
Mrs. Putnam
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Lady at the Theatre (uncredited)
 1940 Private Affairs
Mrs. Stanley
 1940 Florian
Grandmother (uncredited)
 1940 Laddie
Mrs. Anna Pryor
 1939 Ninotchka
Lady Lavenham - Indignant Woman in Doorway (uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Mrs. Gaynes
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Lady Conyngham
 1939 These Glamour Girls
Mrs. Van Reichton (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Customer in Flower Shop (uncredited)
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
Mrs. Barnes
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Mrs. Quigley (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Mrs. Randolph
 1939 Outside These Walls
Gertrude Bishop
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Mrs. Withers (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Lady Hilda (uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Loose
Mrs. Torrent
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Mrs. Bel-Goodie
 1939 Risky Business
Mrs. Jameson
 1938 Just Around the Corner
Miss Vincent (uncredited)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Mrs. Hansen
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Mrs. Anthony Kirby
 1938 Always Goodbye
Aunt Martha Marshall
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Woman in Opera Box (uncredited)
 1938 Outside of Paradise
Mrs. Stonewall
 1938 Everybody Sing
Miss Colvin
 1938 What Do You Think? (Number Three) (Short)
Mrs. Dosier - John's Mother (uncredited)
 1937 The Awful Truth
Mrs. Vance
 1937 Stage Door
Cast of Stage Play
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Concert Hall Patron (uncredited)
 1937 The Life of the Party
Mrs. Saunders (uncredited)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Mrs. MacMonachie
 1937 Another Dawn
Mrs. Lydia Benton
 1937 Women of Glamour
Mrs. Stark
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Mrs. Wyatt (uncredited)
 1936 Wedding Present
Mrs. Dodacker
 1936 The White Angel
First Lady Disapproving of Florence (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood
Mrs. Steed
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Lady Holloway
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
Lady Clyffe-Pembrook
 1935 Rendezvous
Lady Cavendish (uncredited)
 1935 Anna Karenina
Princess Sorokina
 1935 Stranded
Grace Dean (uncredited)
 1935 Dizzy Dames
Mrs. Stokes
 1935 Les Misérables
Mlle. Baptiseme
 1935 Laddie
Mrs. Anna Pryor
 1935 McFadden's Flats (uncredited)
 1935 Roberta
Mrs. Teale (uncredited)
 1934 The Painted Veil
Mrs. Braithwaite (uncredited)
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Passenger Campbell Sits Next To (uncredited)
 1934 We Live Again
Mrs. Kortchagin (uncredited)
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Mrs. Travis
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
Mrs. Caroline Devonshire
 1934 A Lost Lady
Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
Lady Catherine Trehearne
 1934 She Was a Lady
Lady Diana Vane
 1934 Shock
Lady Heatherly (uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Mrs. Drake (uncredited)
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Mrs. Kelsey
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Admirer at Nightclub (uncredited)
 1934 Sadie McKee
Mrs. Alderson (uncredited)
 1934 Carolina
Aunt Catherine (uncredited)
 1934 You Can't Buy Everything
Kate Farley
 1933 Bombshell
Mrs. Middleton
 1933 Cavalcade
Duchess of Churt (uncredited)
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Miss Van Campen
 1932 Vanity Fair
Mrs. Sedley
 1932 The Silent Witness
Lady Howard
 1932 Stepping Sisters
Mrs. Tremaine
 1931 Working Girls
Mrs. Johnstone
 1931 The Brat
Mrs. Mary Forrester
 1931 Chances
Mrs. Ingleside
 1931 Born to Love
The Duchess (uncredited)
 1931 The Man Who Came Back
Mrs. Gaynes
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Mrs. Hope (uncredited)
 1930 East Is West
Mrs. Benson
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Actress (uncredited)
 1930 Holiday
Mrs. Pritchard Ames (uncredited)
 1930 So This Is London
Lady Worthing
 1930 Strictly Unconventional
Mrs. Anna Shenstone
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Mrs. Cromwell
 1929 The Trespasser
Mrs. Ferguson
 1929 The Thirteenth Chair
Lady Crosby
 1929 Her Private Life
Ladu Wildering
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
Mrs. Fish - Pennington's Mother (uncredited)
 1920 Inheritance
Lady Isabel
 1920 Nance
Felicia Damarche
 1919 The Lady Clare
Lady Julia Medwin
 1919 Women Who Win
Ella Graham
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Stage Play: Victoria Regina. Historical drama [return engagement]. Written by Laurence Housman. Incidental music arranged by Walter Leigh Directed by Gilbert Miller. Broadhurst Theatre: 31 Aug 1936- Jun 1937 (closing date unknown/314 performances). Cast: Helen Hayes (as "Victoria"), Mary Austin (as "A Maidservant"), Alan Bandler (as "Royal... See more »

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Prolific English-born character actress who played many stately dowagers and pompous socialites in Hollywood movies of the 1930s and '40s. On the London stage from 1908, on Broadway from 1913. See more »

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