Mae Marsh (1894–1968)

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Mae Marsh's father was an auditor for the railroad who died when she was four. Her family moved to San Francisco, where her stepfather was killed in the 1906 earthquake. Her great-aunt then took Mae and her sister to Los Angeles. With her show business background, Mae's aunt took them to the various movie studios for work as extras. Mae was a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Birth of a Nation Flora Cameron - the Pet Sister
Intolerance The Dear One
Impact Mrs. King
Hoodoo Ann Hoodoo Ann


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (205 credits)
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Woman (uncredited)
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Family Council Member (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Hanna Clegg (uncredited)
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Jesse Grant
- The Colter Craven Story (1960) ... Mrs. Jesse Grant (uncredited)
 1960 From the Terrace
Sandy's Governess (uncredited)
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Mrs. Nellie Hackett (uncredited)
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Phillip Diedesheimer Story (1959) ... Mary
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Mourner at Wake (uncredited)
 1958 Cry Terror!
Woman in Elevator (replaced by Marjorie Bennett) (scenes deleted)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Nurse Crumley (uncredited)
 1956 Julie
Hysterical Passenger
 1956 Girls in Prison
'Grandma' Edwards
 1956 The Searchers
Dark Cloaked Woman at Fort Guarding Deranged Woman (uncredited)
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Mrs. Manners
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
Mrs. Cobb - Steve's Landlady (uncredited)
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Woman in Bank (uncredited)
 1955 The Girl Rush
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1955 The Tall Men
Emigrant (uncredited)
 1955 Prince of Players
Witch in 'Macbeth' (uncredited)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Malibu Party Guest (uncredited)
 1953 The Robe
Jerusalem Woman Aiding Demetrius (uncredited)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Anna Swenson - Lynne's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1953 Powder River
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1953 Titanic
Woman to Whom Norman Gave His Seat (uncredited)
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
G.A.R. Woman at the Ball
 1952 Night Without Sleep
Maid (uncredited)
 1952 The Quiet Man
Father Paul's Mother (uncredited)
 1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker
Sharon Springs Resident (uncredited)
 1950 The Jackpot
Mrs. Woodruff in Photo (uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Maid (uncredited)
 1950 The Gunfighter
Mrs. O'Brien (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Mrs. Clara Fettles (uncredited)
 1949 Everybody Does It
Higgins - the Borlands' Maid (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Sister Hattie
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Greenleaf's Maid (uncredited)
 1949 Impact
Mrs. King (as Mrs. Peters)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Miss Jenkins (uncredited)
 1948 3 Godfathers
Mrs. Perley Sweet
 1948 The Snake Pit
Tommy's Mother (uncredited)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Mourner Offering Condolences (uncredited)
 1948 Deep Waters
Molly Thatcher
 1948 Green Grass of Wyoming
Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1948 Fort Apache
Officer's Wife
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Woman Leaving Apartment (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Resort Guest (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
Flower Vendor (uncredited)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Woman in Santa Line (uncredited)
 1947 The Late George Apley
Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Simpson's Sister (uncredited)
 1946 Smoky
Parade Spectator (uncredited)
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Fisherwoman (uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Annie (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Ring-Toss Spectator (uncredited)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Tynmore Sister (uncredited)
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Emma (uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down
Apartment House Tenant (uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Arcade Customer (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Sullivans
Neighbor of Mrs. Griffin (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Leah (uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Madame Blanche - Townswoman (uncredited)
 1943 Jitterbugs
Susan's Mother in Photo (uncredited)
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
French Townswoman (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Villager (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Mrs. Sloan
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Miss Hartwig (uncredited)
 1942 It's Everybody's War (Short)
Mrs. Stone (uncredited)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Mrs. Inge (uncredited)
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Molly (Robinson sequence)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Aunt Mae, Team Co-Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Mrs. Purdy (uncredited)
 1942 Right to the Heart
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Mrs. Bertha Toby
 1941 Remember the Day
Teacher (uncredited)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Miner's Wife (uncredited)
 1941 Swamp Water
Mrs. McCord (uncredited)
 1941 Great Guns
Aunt Martha
 1941 Belle Starr
Preacher's Wife (uncredited)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Night Manager (uncredited)
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road
County Clerk's Assistant (uncredited)
 1940 Young People
Maria Liggett
 1940 Four Sons
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Muley's Wife (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Mrs. Stetson
 1939 Swanee River
Mrs. Jonathan Fry (uncredited)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Empire State Building Tourist (uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Carlotta Blakeford
 1935 Black Fury
Mrs. Mary Novak
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Mrs. Mary Barth
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Wife of Karl Goebbler
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
 1932 That's My Boy
Mom Scott
 1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Aunt Jane
 1931 Over the Hill
Ma Shelby
 1925 The Rat
Odile Etrange
 1925 Tides of Passion
 1924 Arabella
 1924 Daddies
Ruth Atkins
 1923 The White Rose
Bessie 'Teazie' Williams
 1923 Paddy the Next Best Thing
Paddy Adair
 1922 Flames of Passion
Dorothy Hawke
 1922 Till We Meet Again
Marion Bates
 1921 Nobody's Kid
Mary Cary
 1920 The Little 'Fraid Lady
Cecilia Carne
 1919 Spotlight Sadie
Sadie Sullivan
 1919 The Bondage of Barbara
Barbara Grey
 1918 The Racing Strain
Lucille Cameron
 1918 Stake Uncle Sam to Play Your Hand (Short)
Belgian Girl
 1918 Hidden Fires
Peggy Murray / Louise Parke
 1918 Money Mad
Elsie Dean
 1918 The Glorious Adventure
Carey Wethersbee
 1918 All Woman
Susan Sweeney
 1918 The Face in the Dark
Jane Ridgeway
 1918 The Beloved Traitor
Mary Garland
 1918 Fields of Honor
Marie Messereau
 1917 The Cinderella Man
Marjorie Caner
 1917 Sunshine Alley
 1917 Polly of the Circus
 1916 The Wharf Rat
Carmen Wagner
 1916 The Little Liar
 1916 Intolerance
The Dear One
 1916 The Marriage of Molly-O
 1916 A Wild Girl of the Sierras
The Wild Girl
 1916 A Child of the Paris Streets
Julie / the Child-Wife
 1916 Hoodoo Ann
Hoodoo Ann
 1915 Her Shattered Idol
Mae Carter
 1915 The Victim (Short)
Mary Hastings, Frank's Wife
 1915 The Outlaw's Revenge
The American lover
 1915 The Outcast
The Girl of the Slums
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Flora Cameron - the Pet Sister
 1915 His Lesson (Short)
Participant in Mob Scene (uncredited)
 1914 Paid with Interest (Short)
 1914 The Genius (Short)
Nell Graham
 1914 The Great God Fear (Short)
Meta Gates
 1914 Meg of the Mines (Short)
 1914 Moonshine Molly (Short)
Molly Boone
 1914 The Birthday Present (Short)
Dorothy Ellis - the Wife
 1914 The Escape
Jennie Joyce
 1914 The Swindlers (Short)
Alice Rodney
 1914 The Girl in the Shack (Short)
Jenny - the Wild Frontier Girl
 1914 Home, Sweet Home
Apple Pie Mary Smith
 1914 The Life of General Villa
American lover
 1914 The Broken Bottle (Short)
May Ford
 1914 The Primitive Man (Short)
Priscilla Mayhew (Prologue) / Lily White (The Old Days)
 1914 Apple Pie Mary (Short)
Aple Pie Mary
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
 1913 The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (Short)
Sally Cameron - the First Waif
 1913 By Man's Law (Short)
Ann Calvert - Sister Owner
 1913 The Girl Across the Way (Short)
Grace - the Girl
 1913 Influence of the Unknown (Short)
The Young Woman
 1913 For the Son of the House (Short)
The Young Woman
 1913 The Sorrowful Shore (Short)
On Shore (uncredited)
 1913 Her Mother's Oath (Short)
In Church (uncredited)
 1913 A Timely Interception (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1913 His Mother's Son (Short)
The Daughter
 1913/II The Wanderer (Short)
The Other Parents' Daughter, as an Adult
 1913 The Little Tease (Short)
The Little Tease - as an Adult
 1913 The Perfidy of Mary (Short)
 1913 Fate (Short)
THe Mother - Loving Family
 1913 Near to Earth (Short)
One of Marie's Friends
 1913 A Girl's Stratagem (Short)
The Young Woman
 1913 Broken Ways (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1913 Love in an Apartment Hotel (Short)
Angelina Millingford - a Maid
 1913 The Tender Hearted Boy (Short)
The Tender-Hearted Boy's Sweetheart
 1913 An Adventure in the Autumn Woods (Short)
The Girl
 1913 The Telephone Girl and the Lady (Short)
The Telephone Girl
 1913 Three Friends (Short)
The Wife's Friend
 1912 The Indian Uprising at Santa Fe (Short)
 1912 The New York Hat (Short)
Second Gossip
 1912 Brutality (Short)
The Young Woman
 1912 The Civilian (Short)
Ethel Brown
 1912 For the Honor of the Seventh (Short)
The Girl in Town
 1912 Two Daughters of Eve (Short)
 1912 The Parasite (Short)
Rose Fletcher
 1912 Kentucky Girl (Short)
Belle Hopkins - Bob's Sister
 1912 The Sands of Dee (Short)
 1912 Man's Genesis (Short)
 1912 An Indian Summer (Short)
The Widow's Second Daughter
 1912 The School Teacher and the Waif (Short)
 1912 The Spirit Awakened (Short)
The Renegade Farmhand's Sweetheart
 1912 Lena and the Geese (Short)
The 'Adopted' Daughter
 1912 A Temporary Truce (Short)
A Murdered Settler (uncredited)
 1912 Home Folks (Short)
At Barn Dance
 1912 A Beast at Bay (Short)
The Young Woman's Friend
 1912 When Kings Were the Law (Short)
At Court (uncredited)
 1912 His Lesson (Short)
A Visitor
 1912 A Lodging for the Night (Short)
First Mexican Couple - the Woman
 1912 The Lesser Evil (Short)
The Young Woman's Companion
 1912 Just Like a Woman (Short)
In Club
 1912 Those Hicksville Boys (Short)
At Party
 1912 A Voice from the Deep (Short)
On Beach (uncredited)
 1912 A Siren of Impulse (Short)
 1911 Fighting Blood (Short)
 1910 Serious Sixteen (Short)
 1910 Ramona (Short)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Mrs. Peters


5' 3" (1.6 m)


Louis Lee Arms  (her death)  (3 children)


George Bertholon Jr. (niece or nephew)

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Personal Quote:

I used to follow my sister Marguerite to the old Biograph studio and then, one great day, Mr. Griffith noticed me, put me in a picture and I had my chance. I love my work and though new and very wonderful interests have entered my life, I still love it and couldn't think of giving it up.


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