Isabel Jewell (1907–1972)

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Isabel Jewell, like other actresses in Hollywood in the 1930s, suffered from chronic typecasting. The diminutive, platinum-haired daughter of a doctor and medical researcher seemed to be often playing hard-boiled, tough-talking broads: gangster's molls, dumb blondes, prostitutes and, of course, poor "white trash" Emmy Slattery in Gone with the Wind... See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind Emmy Slattery
Born to Kill Laury Palmer
Counsellor at Law Bessie Green


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 1972 Ciao Manhattan
 1972 Sweet Kill
Mrs. Cole
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Geraldine Hull
- Citizen Ritter (1967) ... Geraldine Hull
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Madame Ahr
- Circus Trick (1965) ... Madame Ahr (as Isabel Jewel)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Lyons
- The Gun (1964) ... Mrs. Lyons
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962) ... Sophie
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
- Planter's Death (1961)
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Miss Port
- The Defective Tank Adventure (1961) ... Miss Port
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- Murder Has a Deadline (1957) ... Actress
 1957 Bernardine
Mrs. Ruby McDuff
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Madam Ava (1957)
- Summer Pavilion (1956)
 1956 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
- Insurance Policy (1956) ... Mae
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
- The Case of the Lady in Hiding (1955) ... (as Isabel Jewel)
 1954 Drum Beat
Lily White
 1953 Man in the Attic
 1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
- Gracie Reports Car Stolen (1953) ... Sally
 1952-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Anne Noble
- The Nobles (1952) ... Anne Noble
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- One for the Money (1952) ... Sister
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Mary Barker
- The Trap (1952) ... Mary Barker
 1949 The Story of Molly X
Mrs. Mack - Prison Laundry Matron (uncredited)
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Belle Starr
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours
First Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Ward 33 Inmate (uncredited)
 1948 Michael O'Halloran
Mrs. Laura Nelson
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Hysterical Mother
 1947 Born to Kill
Laury Palmer
 1946 Badman's Territory
Belle Starr
 1945 Sensation Hunters
 1945 Steppin' in Society
Jenny the Juke
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds
Mary Phoebus
 1943 Danger! Women at Work
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Frances Fallon
 1943 The Leopard Man
Maria - Fortune Teller
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Amy Devore
 1941 High Sierra
 1940 Little Men
 1940 Marked Men
Linda Harkness
 1940 Scatterbrain
Esther Harrington
 1940 Babies for Sale
Edith Drake
 1940 Irene
 1940 Northwest Passage
Jennie Coit
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Gertie - Truck Stop Waitress
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Emmy Slattery
 1939 Missing Daughters
 1939 They Asked for It
Molly Herkimer
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Mrs. Johnny Martin
 1938 Swing It, Sailor!
Myrtle Montrose
 1937 Love on Toast
Belle Huntley
 1937 Marked Woman
Emmy Lou
 1937 Lost Horizon
 1936 Career Woman
Gracie Clay
 1936 Go West Young Man
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Lili Eipper
 1936 The Man Who Lived Twice
Peggy Russell
 1936 36 Hours to Kill
Jeanie Benson
 1936 Small Town Girl
Emily Brannan
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Bessie Blair
 1936 Dancing Feet
Mabel Henry
 1936 Ceiling Zero
Lou Clarke
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
 1935 Mad Love
Marianne (scenes deleted)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Amelia Llewellyn
 1935 Times Square Lady
 1935 I've Been Around
Sally Van Loan
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Inez Johnson
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Judith Wilson
 1934 She Had to Choose
Sally Bates
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
 1934 Let's Be Ritzy
 1933 The Women in His Life
Catherine 'Cathy' Watson
 1933 Advice to the Forlorn
 1933 Design for Living
Plunkett's Stenographer
 1933 Counsellor at Law
Bessie Green
 1933 Day of Reckoning
Kate Lovett
 1933 Bombshell
A Girl Friend (as Isobel Jewell)
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
 1933 Bondage
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1932 Blessed Event
Dorothy Lane (uncredited)
 1931 The Week End Mystery (Short)
Miss Keith
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Alternate Names:

Isabel Jewel | Isobel Jewell


4' 11" (1.5 m)


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I want nothing that I haven't earned through my own efforts.


Was engaged for several years to actor Lee Tracy whom she met on the set of the 1933 comedy Bombshell but nothing ever came of it and by the end of the 1930s the engagement was broken off due to lack of fulfillment. See more »

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