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Alma Kruger (1871–1960)


Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960. See full bio »

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Known For

These Three
These Three Mrs. Amelia Tilford
(1936)
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday Mrs Baldwin
(1940)
Saboteur
Saboteur Mrs. Henrietta Sutton
(1942)
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Empress Maria Theresa
(1938)

Filmography

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 1947 Forever Amber
Lady Redmond
 1947 Dark Delusion
Molly Byrd
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Mrs. Van Orsdale
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Marquise De Pierremont
 1946 Do You Love Me
Mrs. Joshua Frederick Crackleton (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Mrs. Clyde Manadue (uncredited)
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning
Mrs. Wellington Lake (uncredited)
 1945 Between Two Women
Nurse Molly Byrd
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Mrs. Jacob Livingstone (uncredited)
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Martha Curtis
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Mrs. Lamberton
 1944 3 Men in White
Molly Bird
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Molly Byrd
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Molly Byrd
 1942 That Other Woman
Grandma Borden
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Molly Byrd
 1942 Saboteur
Mrs. Henrietta Sutton
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Molly Byrd
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Molly Byrd
 1941 Puddin' Head
Matilda Montgomery
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Molly Byrd
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Dr. Saunders
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
Victoria
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Molly Byrd
 1940 You'll Find Out
Aunt Margo Bellacrest
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Molly Byrd
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars
Mrs. Stephen Pringle
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Molly Byrd, Superintendant of Nurses
 1940 His Girl Friday
Mrs Baldwin
 1939 Balalaika
Mrs. Danchenoff
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Head Nurse Molly Byrd
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Molly Byrd
 1939 Made for Each Other
Sister Madeline
 1938 The Great Waltz
Mrs. Strauss
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Mrs. Harry Stockton
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Aunt Bertha
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Empress Maria Theresa
 1938 The Toy Wife
Madame Vallaire
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Mrs. Tyler
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Sophie Miller
 1937 The Man in Blue
Mrs. Dunne
 1937 Breezing Home
Mrs. Evans
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Mrs. Davis
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
Veronica Todd
 1936 Craig's Wife
Ellen Austen
 1936 These Three
Mrs. Amelia Tilford
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Living Corpse. Tragedy. Written by Leo Tolstoy. Directed by Jacob Ben-Ami. Civic Repertory Theatre: 6 Dec 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Walter Beck, Jacob Ben-Ami (as "Fedya/Feodor Vasilyetvitch Protasov"), Egon Brecher (as "Ivan Petrovitch Alexandrov"), J. Edward Bromberg (as "Ivan ... See more »

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Trivia:

A noted Shakespearean stage actress, on Broadway from 1907.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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