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Mary Gordon (I) (1882–1963)

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before finding work on the stage. Joining a company bound ... See full bio »

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The Pearl of Death Mrs. Hudson


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 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Mary O'Toole
- False Marriage (1950) ... Mary O'Toole
 1950 West of Wyoming
Nora Jones
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Charwoman (uncredited)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Tenement Neighbor (uncredited)
 1949 Deputy Marshal
Mrs. Lance
 1949 Haunted Trails
Aunt Libby
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Slatternly Woman Tenant (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Old Woman (unconfirmed)
 1949 Tucson
Housemother (uncredited)
 1949 Shamrock Hill
Grandma Rogan
 1948 Highway 13
Aunt Myrt Lacy
 1948 Kidnapped
Scottish Woman (uncredited)
 1948 Hills of Home
Mrs. Burnbrae (uncredited)
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Mrs. Hogan (revised version) (uncredited)
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Mary - Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 1948 Fort Apache
Ma (barmaid)
 1948 Angels' Alley
Mrs. Mamie Mahoney
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Annie, the Scrub Woman (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Mrs. Bledsoe
 1947 Exposed
Miss Keets
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Mother Machree (uncredited)
 1947 The Long Night
Old Lady in Crowd (uncredited)
 1947 Stallion Road
Mrs. Ford, Purcell's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Mrs. O'Rourke
 1946 Sister Kenny
Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
 1946 Sing While You Dance
Mom Henderson
 1946 The Dark Horse
Mrs. Mahoney (uncredited)
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Mrs. Conover
 1946 In Fast Company
Mrs. Cassidy
 1946 Dressed to Kill
Mrs. Hudson
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Agnes (uncredited)
 1946 Little Giant
Ma Miller
 1945 Kitty
 1945 Strange Confession
Mrs. O'Connor
 1945 Divorce
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Lady at Bus Stop (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Eddie
Mrs. Westrom
 1945 The Woman in Green
Mrs. Hudson
 1945 Law of the Badlands (Short)
Mrs. Curry (uncredited)
 1945 See My Lawyer
Mrs. Fillmore
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Tenement Woman (uncredited)
 1945 The Body Snatcher
Mrs. Mary McBride (uncredited)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions
Hotel Proprietress (uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Hostess (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1944 The Last Ride
Mrs. Mary Kelly
 1944 Bonnie Lassie (Short)
Mrs. MacGregor
 1944 National Barn Dance
Mrs. Owen (uncredited)
 1944 Ever Since Venus
Mrs. Murphy (uncredited)
 1944 The Pearl of Death
Mrs. Hudson
 1944 Secret Command
Mrs. McKenzie (uncredited)
 1944 Secrets of Scotland Yard
Libby the Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Leader
Mrs. McGinnis (uncredited)
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn
Annie (uncredited)
 1944 Hat Check Honey
 1944 Million Dollar Kid
Mrs. McGinnis
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1944 The Racket Man
Ma Duffy (uncredited)
 1943 Whispering Footsteps
Ma Murphy
 1943 Smart Guy
 1943 The Spider Woman
Mrs. Hudson
 1943 You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith
Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Charwoman (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Kelly
Mrs. Kelly
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Mrs. Tinkle
 1943 Sarong Girl
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Mrs. Banning
 1943 Forever and a Day
Woman in Air Raid Shelter (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)
 1942 The Boss of Big Town
Mrs. Lane
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Mrs. Casey (uncredited)
 1942 Keeping Fit (Short)
Mary - Irene's Friend
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
 1942 Halfway to Shanghai
Mrs. McIntyre
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Mrs. Hudson (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Maid (uncredited)
 1942 Powder Town
Mrs. Douglas
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Mrs. Collins
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Mrs. Stewart
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Broadway Carrie
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
Mrs. Scott (uncredited)
 1942 Fly-By-Night
Ma Prescott
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Mrs. Flaherty - Mike's Landlady (uncredited)
 1942 Sealed Lips
Mrs. Ann Morton (Fred's mother)
 1941 Riot Squad
Mrs. McGonigle
 1941 Borrowed Hero
Mrs. Riley
 1941 Appointment for Love
 1941 Bombay Clipper
Abigail 'Mag' MacPherson
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Gossiper (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Mrs. O'Toole - Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Miss Brady (uncredited)
 1941 Double Cross
Mrs. Murray
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Ma McCorkle
 1941 Flight from Destiny
 1940 Kitty Foyle
First Charwoman (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Mrs. Bates
 1940 No, No, Nanette
Gertrude, the Cook
 1940 Go West
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1940 Nobody's Children
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 Young People
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Ma Dalton
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Tenement Landlady
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Mrs. Dunn (uncredited)
 1940 The Last Alarm
Mrs. Hadley
 1940 Brother Orchid
Mrs. Sweeney - Flo's Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Oath
Mrs. Eileen Hanagan
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Mrs. Sullivan
 1940 Saps at Sea
Mrs. O'Riley (uncredited)
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Mrs. Mulvaney
 1940 Women Without Names
Juror (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Cookie, the Cook (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Mrs. Montabelli (uncredited)
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Mrs. O'Leary (uncredited)
 1939 The Night of Nights
1st Pencil Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Day-Time Wife
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Mrs. Ogilvie (uncredited)
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City
Mrs. Dudley
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Three Sons
Woman at Barn Fire (uncredited)
 1939 The Escape
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1939 Parents on Trial
 1939 The Story That Couldn't Be Printed (Short)
Woman Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
 1939 She Married a Cop
Ma Duffy
 1939 The Jones Family in Hollywood
Landlady (uncredited)
 1939 Captain Fury
Mrs. Bailey
 1939 Racketeers of the Range
Mary - Benson's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Mrs. Bryant (uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Streets
Mrs. Flaherty (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Annie (uncredited)
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Mrs. Hudson
 1939 Tail Spin
Mrs. Lee
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Irene's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1939 Off the Record
Mrs. Finnegan (uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Maggie, Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Mrs. Patrick McGee (uncredited)
 1938 Vacation from Love
Maggie, the Cook (uncredited)
 1938 Campus Confessions
Mrs. Twill (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Scottish Mother (uncredited)
 1938 City Streets
Mrs. Devlin
 1938 Blond Cheat
Maggie - the Charwoman (uncredited)
 1938 Kidnapped
Mrs. MacDonald
 1937 Friend Indeed (Short)
 1937 Lady Behave!
 1937 Mannequin
Mrs. O'Rourke (uncredited)
 1937 You're Only Young Once
Mary's Mother (uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Cook (uncredited)
 1937 Double Wedding
Mrs. Keough
 1937 Souls at Sea
Cook (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Y.W.C.A. Scrub Woman (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Mrs. Callahan - Charwoman (uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend
Mrs. Grimes
 1937 One Man Justice
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Mrs. Nevins (uncredited)
 1937 The Man in Blue
Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Mrs. Watts - Undertaker's Wife (uncredited)
 1937 That I May Live
Mrs. Healy (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Cook (uncredited)
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Her Husband Lies
Mrs. Jenks (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Mrs. Watson - Landlady (uncredited)
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Mrs. O'Malley
 1936 Great Guy
Mrs. Ogilvie
 1936 The Plough and the Stars
Woman at Barricades
 1936 After the Thin Man
Rose (uncredited)
 1936 The Plot Thickens
Woman with Bag (uncredited)
 1936 Stage Struck
Mrs. Cassidy
 1936 Yellowstone
Mrs. McDougall (uncredited)
 1936 Mary of Scotland
 1936 The White Angel
Nursing Applicant (uncredited)
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
Mrs. Biddle (uncredited)
 1936 Forgotten Faces
Mrs. O'Leary
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
Ma MacClyde
 1936 Laughing Irish Eyes
Mrs. O'Keefe
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Farmer's Wife on Way to Church (uncredited)
 1936 The Lady Consents
Apple Lady (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Peddler (uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan
Mrs. Tolentino (uncredited)
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Mrs. O'Flaherty
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Mrs. Bickerdike
 1935 The Irish in Us
Ma O'Hara
 1935 Ginger
Mrs. Monohan (uncredited)
 1935 $10 Raise
Landlady (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Myrtle - Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Hans' Wife
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Mrs. Leathwaite
 1935 I'm a Father (Short)
 1934 The Little Minister
 1934 Flirtation
Woman on a Window (uncredited)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London
Prison Visitor (uncredited)
 1934 The Man from Hell
Mrs. Frank McCarrol (uncredited)
 1934 One More River
Cook (uncredited)
 1934 Our Daily Bread
Community Woman in Cottage (uncredited)
 1934 I Give My Love
Marie (uncredited)
 1934 The Defense Rests
Scrub Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Newfoundlander (uncredited)
 1934 Cross Streets
Sonny's Mother
 1934 Baby, Take a Bow
Mrs. O'Brien (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1934 The World Moves On
English Soldier's Mother (uncredited)
 1934 A Man's Game
Landlady (uncredited)
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Washerwoman (uncredited)
 1934 The Loudspeaker
Landlady (uncredited)
 1934 The Key
Dublin Townswoman (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Assistant Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart
Woman in Street (uncredited)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Boat Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Oil's Well (Short)
 1934 Voice in the Night
Woman on Phone in Montage (uncredited)
 1934 The Woman Condemned
Crying Woman at Night Court (uncredited)
 1934 Beloved
Mrs. O'Leary
 1933 The World Changes
Lady at Party (uncredited)
 1933 Design for Living
Theatre Chambermaid (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 1933 The Invisible Man
Screaming Woman (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Washer Woman (uncredited)
 1933 My Woman
Woman at Ironing Board (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
Wardrobe Woman on Bus (uncredited)
 1933 Brief Moment
Cook (uncredited)
 1933 Doctor Bull
Townswoman at Meeting (uncredited)
 1933 The Power and the Glory
Nurse (uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage
Mrs. MacGregor (uncredited)
 1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1933 The Whirlwind
Mrs. Curtis
 1933 Sweepings
Mrs. Patrick O'Leary (uncredited)
 1933 Nature in the Wrong (Short)
Mrs. Clancy (uncredited)
 1933 Men Must Fight
Pacifist Audience Member (uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
Prisoner in Visiting Room (uncredited)
 1933 Her Splendid Folly
Mrs. Clancey
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Laughter in Hell
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage
Lady in Tenement (uncredited)
 1932 Wild Girl
Washerwoman (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Mrs. MacTavish (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Landlady (uncredited)
 1932 70, 000 Witnesses
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1932 Almost Married
Cook (uncredited)
 1932 Beauty Parlor
Landlady (uncredited)
 1932 Radio Patrol
Landlady (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Court Matron (uncredited)
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Hotel Resident (uncredited)
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Inquest Onlooker (uncredited)
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Timer
2nd Job Seeker (uncredited)
 1932 The Expert
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Irish Neighbor (uncredited)
 1932 Texas Cyclone
 1932 A Fool's Advice
Woman at Rally (uncredited)
 1931 Delicious
Dancer (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Inmate (uncredited)
 1931 A House Divided
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1931 Models and Wives (Short)
 1931 Possessed
Woman at Political Rally (uncredited)
 1931 Frankenstein
Mourner (uncredited)
 1931 24 Hours
Nurse (uncredited)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge
Distraught Woman on Stairway (uncredited)
 1931 The Brat
Angry Wife in Night Court (uncredited)
 1931 The Black Camel
Mrs. MacMasters
 1931 Always Goodbye
Mrs. MacPherson, Moviegoer (uncredited)
 1931 Subway Express
Mrs. Delaney
 1931 Unfaithful
Bit (uncredited)
 1930 Oh, for a Man!
Stage Door Admirer with Violets (uncredited)
 1930 Dance with Me (Short)
 1930 Dangerous Youth (Short)
 1930 Anybody's Woman (uncredited)
 1930 Song o' My Heart
Irish Woman (uncredited)
 1930 Manslaughter
Cook (uncredited)
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
Mrs. Mannix - Tenement Woman (uncredited)
 1930 Let Us Be Gay
Mrs. McIntyre (uncredited)
 1930 Roaring Ranch
Mrs. O'Riley (uncredited)
 1930 Las fantasmas (Short)
Chubby's Mama
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short)
Chubby's Mother (uncredited)
 1930 His Honor the Mayor (Short)
 1930 The Duke of Dublin (Short)
 1930 Seven Days Leave
Bit (uncredited)
 1929 Sunny Side Up
Grocery Shopper (uncredited)
 1929 Dynamite
Neighbor at Store (uncredited)
 1929 Hell's Heroes
Choir Member (uncredited)
 1929 The Sky Hawk
Mary- House Maid (uncredited)
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid
Reducing Customer (uncredited)
 1929 Is Everybody Happy?
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1929 Madame X
Nursemaid (uncredited)
 1929 The Black Watch
Sandy's Wife (uncredited)
 1928 The Old Code
Mary MacGregr
 1928 The Ol' Gray Hoss (Short)
First Taxi Passenger (uncredited)
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1928 Hangman's House
The Woman at Hogan's Hideout (uncredited)
 1928 The Matinee Idol
Woman in Audience (uncredited)
 1927 Little Mickey Grogan
Kind Landlady (uncredited)
 1927 Clancy's Kosher Wedding
Molly Clancy
 1927 The Claw
Bit (uncredited)
 1927 Annie Laurie
First Midwife (uncredited)
 1927 Naughty Nanette
Mrs. Rooney
 1926 The Dixie Flyer
Mrs. Clancy
 1926 Black Paradise
Mrs. Murphy
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The People vs. Nancy Preston
Mrs. Tifft
 1925 One of the Bravest
Tenement Boy's Mother
 1925 Tessie
Aunt Maggie
 1925 The Home Maker
Mrs. Hennessy
 1925 The Dome Doctor (Short)
Woman with Long Hair (uncredited)
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Most memorable as Mrs Hudson, housekeeper at 221B Baker Street, opposite Basil Rathbone in the Sherlock Holmes films of the 30's and 40's. (She played the same role opposite Rathbone in the Holmes radio series.) See more »

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