Aline MacMahon (1899–1991)

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Aline MacMahon was born of Irish/Russian ancestry on May 3 1899, the daughter of William Marcus MacMahon and Jennie Simon MacMahon. Her father went on to become editor-in-chief of Munsey's Magazine, while her mother pursued a theatrical acting career from middle-age and lived to the ripe old age of 107. After the family moved to Brooklyn, Aline ... See full bio »

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Kind Lady Mary Herries
One Way Passage Barrel House Betty
Once in a Lifetime May Daniels


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 1975 For the Use of the Hall (TV Movie)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Antigone (1974) ... Nurse
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Prodigal (1969) ... Penelope
 1963-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Vronis / Mary Alice Trotter
- King of the Hill (1964) ... Mrs. Vronis
- Old Lady Ironsides (1963) ... Mary Alice Trotter
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Betty Anderson
- The Bystanders (1964) ... Betty Anderson
 1963 All the Way Home
Aunt Hannah
 1962 Diamond Head
Kapiolani Kahana
 1961 The Young Doctors
Dr. Lucy Grainger (as Aline Mac Mahon)
 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Aunt Hannah Lynch
- Episode #14.34 (1961) ... Aunt Hannah Lynch
 1960 Cimarron
Mrs. Mavis Pegler
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Medea (1959) ... Nurse
 1957-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Grey / Mrs. Weston
- The Desperate Age (1958) ... Mrs. Grey
- The Weston Strain (1957) ... Mrs. Weston
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Kate Canaday
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story
Grandma Esther
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Town (1952)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow
Nonna Bartoli
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Sarie McCoy
 1948 The Search
Mrs. Murray
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Mamie Steeple
 1944 Guest in the House
Aunt Martha
 1944 Dragon Seed
Ling Tan's Wife
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short)
Mrs. Scott
 1943 Seeds of Freedom
Odessa Citizen
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Aline MacMahon
 1942 Tish
Lizzie Wilkins
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
 1941 Out of the Fog
Florence Goodwin
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Miss Williams
 1937 When You're in Love
Marianne Woods
 1935 Ah Wilderness!
Aunt Lily
 1935 Kind Lady
Mary Herries
 1935 I Live My Life
Betty Collins
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa
Ellen Preston
 1935 While the Patient Slept
Sarah Keate
 1934 Babbitt
Myra Babbitt
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert
Elizabeth Kainess
 1934 Side Streets
Bertha Krasnoff
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Hattie 'Mom' Frink
 1934 Heat Lightning
 1933 The World Changes
Anna Nordholm
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Mary Dennis
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Mrs. Moore aka Auntie
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Trixie Lorraine
 1932 Silver Dollar
Sarah Martin
 1932 One Way Passage
Barrel House Betty
 1932 Once in a Lifetime
May Daniels
 1932 Life Begins
Miss Bowers
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Agnes Davis
 1932 The Heart of New York
Bessie - the Neighbor
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Miss Hickey
 1931 Five Star Final
Miss Taylor
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Stage Play: Grand Street Follies. Musical revue/burlesque. Music by Lily Hyland. Book by Agnes Morgan. Lyrics by Agnes Morgan. Additional lyrics by Dan Walker and Ann MacDonald. Costume Design by Aline Bernstein. Scenic Design by Aline Bernstein. Mask Design by Jo Davidson and Marjorie Content. Choreographed by Albert Carroll. Neighborhood... See more »

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