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Ottola Nesmith (1889–1972)

Ottola Nesmith was born on December 12, 1889 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for Becky Sharp (1935), Television Spy (1939) and Four Star Playhouse (1952). She was married to Leon D'Usseau. She died on February 7, 1972 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Becky Sharp Lady Jane Crawley
Television Spy Caroline Sheldon
Bewitched Aunt Enchantra


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 1969 The Comic
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
- Love My Enemy (1969) ... Charwoman
 1966-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Old Lady / Red Cross Lady
- I'm Always Chasing Gomers (1969) ... Old Lady
- Vacation in Las Vegas (1966) ... Red Cross Lady
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Blaney
- Night Out of Time (1968) ... Mrs. Blaney
 1967 Bewitched (TV Series)
Aunt Enchantra
- The Trial and Error of Aunt Clara (1967) ... Aunt Enchantra
 1966 Stagecoach
Landlady (uncredited)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Maggie Lafarge
- The Night of the Howling Light (1965) ... Maggie Lafarge
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mrs. Beech
- Josh (1965) ... Mrs. Beech
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Courtiere (uncredited)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Old Woman
- A Portrait of Marie Valonne (1963) ... Old Woman
 1962-1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Dennis / Lady with Jewelry
- Rafe Hollister Sings (1963) ... Mrs. Dennis
- Andy and Barney in the Big City (1962) ... Lady with Jewelry
 1962 The Notorious Landlady
Flower Woman (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Moncher
- The Witch Doctor (1962) ... Mrs. Moncher
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
The Woman
- Services Rendered (1961) ... The Woman
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
The Zuvembie, Eula Lee Blassenville / Rowena / Old Laura Bellman
- Pigeons from Hell (1961) ... The Zuvembie, Eula Lee Blassenville
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) ... Rowena
- The Hungry Glass (1961) ... Old Laura Bellman
 1960 From the Terrace
Lady Servringham (uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Send a Thief (1960) ... Old Lady
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Liza Marley
- Alibi for the Scalped Man (1960) ... Liza Marley
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
- No Place to Stop (1959) ... Auntie
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- The Little Lame Prince (1958) ... Soothsayer
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Edge of Terror (1958)
 1957 Witness for the Prosecution
Miss Johnson (uncredited)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Sanders
- The Hole Card (1957) ... Mrs. Sanders
 1957 Something of Value
Nurse - Nairobi Hospital (uncredited)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Woman in Car
- The Johnny Rath Story (1956) ... Woman in Car
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- A Bed of Roses (1956)
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Wylie / Dora
- She Married Her Boss (1956) ... Miss Wylie
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Dora
 1956 The Swan
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hollow Woman (1956) ... Anna
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Feeling No Pain (1955) ... Milliner
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Second Elopement (1954)
 1953 Man Crazy
Mrs. Becker
 1953 I, the Jury
Cathy (uncredited)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Mull
- Sound Off, My Love (1953) ... Mrs. Mull
 1952 Scaramouche
Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
 1952 Invitation
Guest (uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Nurse (uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance
Wife / Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Second Teacher (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah (uncredited)
 1949 Chinatown at Midnight
Mrs. Langdon (uncredited)
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Mrs. Asher (uncredited)
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Sister John (uncredited)
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Martha, Receptionist (uncredited)
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Tourist (uncredited)
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Solicitous Tourist (uncredited)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1947 Forever Amber
Mrs. Chiverton (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Woman (uncredited)
 1947 Down to Earth
Dowager ('I adore musicals..') (uncredited)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
French Matron (uncredited)
 1947 The Late George Apley
Madame at Modiste Shop (uncredited)
 1946 Cluny Brown
Mrs. Tupham (uncredited)
 1946 To Each His Own
Dora (uncredited)
 1946 A Letter for Evie
Red Cross Nurse (uncredited)
 1945 My Name Is Julia Ross
Mrs. Robinson (uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Diplomat's Wife (uncredited)
 1945 Love Letters
Elderly Nurse (uncredited)
 1945 Molly and Me
Lady Alexander (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Hysterical Woman in Senate (uncredited)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Mrs. Raines (uncredited)
 1944 Three Sisters of the Moors (Short)
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Fur Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
Patient's Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Ministry of Fear
Woman at Admission Gate (uncredited)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Orderly in Hospital (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Missionary's Wife (uncredited)
 1943 The Return of the Vampire
Elsa Walter - Governess
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Mrs. Loughwood (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1943 Thumbs Up
English Matron (uncredited)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Teacher (uncredited)
 1943 The Leopard Man
Señora Contreras (uncredited)
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Mrs. Burton - Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1942 This Above All
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Dowager at Tea (uncredited)
 1942 We Were Dancing
Mrs. Gertrude Quimby (uncredited)
 1941 The Wolf Man
Mrs. Bally (uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Mrs. Prinkle, Dance School Teacher (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Man's Lady
Mrs. Frisbee (uncredited)
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Third Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Mrs. Harris (uncredited)
 1941 The Deadly Game
Nazi Wife
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Nana, the Governess (uncredited)
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Mrs. Stevens (uncredited)
 1941 Shining Victory
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 Invisible Ghost
Mrs. Mason (as Ollola Nesmith)
 1940 Her First Romance
Mrs. Whiting
 1940 Lillian Russell
Miss Smyth
 1939 Miracle on Main Street
Welfare worker
 1939 Television Spy
Caroline Sheldon
 1939 The Star Maker
Elderly Lady (uncredited)
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Nora (uncredited)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Woman at Auction (uncredited)
 1938 The Beloved Brat
Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Agnes (as Tola Nesmith)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Dolly Madison's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Partners in Crime
Committee Woman (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Head Nurse (as Tola Nesmith)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Maternity Ward Nurse (uncredited)
 1936 Flying Hostess
Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse
Head Nurse (as Tola Nesmith)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Sister Ursula (uncredited)
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Mrs. Samuel Metford (uncredited)
 1935 Ship Cafe
Lady Todhunter (uncredited)
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Susan (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Club Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp
Lady Jane Crawley
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1933 Back Page
Gertrude Mellon
 1928 The Girl-Shy Cowboy
Girls' College Teacher
 1921 Wife Against Wife
Florence Bromley
 1921 Beyond Price
Mrs. Temple
 1918 Rich Man, Poor Man
Mrs. Wynne
 1915 Still Waters
Drasa La Rue
 1913 The Still Voice (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Ollola Nesmith | Tola Nesmith


Leon D'Usseau  (his death)  (4 children)

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Sharp-featured character actress, a poor man's Margaret Hamilton. Played numerous spinsters, dowagers, gossips, forbidding nurses, governesses and saleswomen from the mid-'30s to the late '60s. Also briefly hosted horror films on KTLA in Los Angeles during the '50s. See more »


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