Josephine Hutchinson (1903–1998)

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As a child she studied at Seattle's Cornish School. Still in her early twenties, after several years of stock work in New York, she joined Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theater where she won critical praise for her title role in "Alice in Wonderland." She came to Hollywood in 1934 under contract with Warners, debuting in Happiness Ahead (1934)... See full bio »

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North by Northwest Mrs. Townsend
Happiness Ahead Joan Bradford
Son of Frankenstein Elsa von Frankenstein
The Right to Live Stella Trent


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 1974 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Amy O'Hara Hearn
- If I Should Wake Before I Die (1974) ... Amy O'Hara Hearn
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
 1972 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
- All's War in Love and Fairs (1972) ... Amanda
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Mamie Baldwin
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Lydia Duval
- A World of Perfect Complicity (1971) ... Lydia Duval
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Mildred Oliver
- Dark So Early, Dark So Long (1971) ... Mildred Oliver
 1971 Travis Logan, D.A. (TV Movie)
Mrs. Tice
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Miss Osgood
- A Short Course in War (1971) ... Miss Osgood
 1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Mrs. Kinneman
- The Boy Next Door (1970) ... Mrs. Kinneman
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Martha Randolph
- The Love Child (1970) ... Martha Randolph
 1970 Rabbit, Run
Mrs. Angstrom
 1969-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Anna Wandermere / Libby Jackson
- Time Bomb (1970) ... Anna Wandermere
- The Doll Courier (1969) ... Libby Jackson
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Emma Fields
- If I Can't Sing, I'll Listen (1970) ... Emma Fields
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Miss Lucy
- All the World and God (1969) ... Miss Lucy
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Millie Farrell
- Nightmare (1968) ... Millie Farrell
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Emily Maslan
 1959-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sister Ellen / Mrs. Crale
- Ladies from St. Louis (1967) ... Sister Ellen
- Johnny Red (1959) ... Mrs. Crale
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
Martha Frobish
- The Sweet Little Old Lady (1966) ... Martha Frobish
 1966 Nevada Smith
Mrs. Elvira McCanles
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall
Mrs. Ewing
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Amelia Blair
- The Last Leaves on the Tree (1964) ... Amelia Blair
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Madeline Vickers
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Blanchard
- The Machine That Played God (1963) ... Mrs. Blanchard
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Grace Weber
- Whose Little Girl Are You? (1963) ... Grace Weber
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
- The Black-Robed Ghost (1963) ... Cora
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Grandma Robot
- I Sing the Body Electric (1962) ... Grandma Robot
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Miss Woods
- The Boy Who Said No (1962) ... Miss Woods
 1958-1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Amelia Corning / Sarah McKay / Miriam Baker / ...
- The Case of the Mystified Miner (1962) ... Amelia Corning
- The Case of the Barefaced Witness (1961) ... Sarah McKay
- The Case of the Spanish Cross (1959) ... Miriam Baker
- The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958) ... Leona Walsh
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Abigail Briggs
- Grandma's Money (1962) ... Abigail Briggs
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
- Mr. Weltschmerz (1962) ... Nettie
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanford
- Up Jumped the Devil (1961) ... Mrs. Hanford
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mary Turner
- September Song (1961) ... Mary Turner
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Agatha Webster
- Lady Trouble (1961) ... Agatha Webster
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Betty Galloway
- Confession (1961) ... Betty Galloway
 1956-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mama Stacey / Mother
- A Possibility of Oil (1961) ... Mama Stacey
- The Enemies (1956) ... Mother
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mrs. Stone
- A Matter of Conscience (1961) ... Mrs. Stone
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Mrs. Stanhope
- Mother and Son (1960) ... Mrs. Stanhope
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Widow Douglas
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon
Ma Bartlett
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Christine Havercourt
- The Prodigal (1960) ... Christine Havercourt
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Miss Stevenson
- The Tom Tuckett Story (1960) ... Miss Stevenson
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Mrs. Maynard
- Prince of Penmen (1959) ... Mrs. Maynard
 1959 North by Northwest
Mrs. Townsend
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Sister Bridgit
- Story of Sister Bridgit (1958) ... Sister Bridgit
 1958 Step Down to Terror
Sarah Walters
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
Caroline Walker
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Mrs. Larkin
- Course of Action (1957) ... Mrs. Larkin
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- Sister Louise Goes to Town (1957) ... Mother Superior
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mildred Macready
- Deadline Decision (1957) ... Mildred Macready
 1956 Gun for a Coward
Mrs. Keough
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Agnes Harper
- The Ivy Curtain (1956) ... Agnes Harper
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Agnes Wood
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Lavery
- Branded (1955) ... Mrs. Lavery
 1955 Your Play Time (TV Series)
Lydie Hampton
- Wait for George (1955) ... Lydie Hampton
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister / Lyddie Hampton
- The House Where Time Stopped (1955) ... Sister
- Wait for George (1955) ... Lyddie Hampton
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Mrs. Cherne
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Letitia Gentry
 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
Mrs. Macaboy
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Mrs. Sheldon
 1948 The Tender Years
Emily Norris
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Lillian Drover
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Elizabeth Conroy
 1941 Her First Beau
Mrs. Wood
 1940 Tom Brown's School Days
Mrs. Mary Arnold
 1940 My Son, My Son!
Nellie (Moscrop) Essex
 1939 Son of Frankenstein
Elsa von Frankenstein
 1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet
Dr. Mary Reynolds
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Jane Carson
 1937 Mountain Justice
Ruth Harkins
 1936 I Married a Doctor
Carol Kennicott
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Marie Pasteur
 1935 The Melody Lingers On
Ann Prescott
 1935 Oil for the Lamps of China
Hester Adams
 1935 The Right to Live
Stella Trent
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Joan Bradford
 1917 A Little Princess (uncredited)
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