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Maidel Turner (1888–1953)

Maidel Turner was born on May 12, 1888 in Sherman, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for State of the Union (1948), Mutiny Ahead (1935) and The Boy Friend (1926). She was married to Frederic Sumner. She died on April 12, 1953. See full bio »

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Known For

State of the Union Lulubelle Alexander
Mutiny Ahead Kitty Vanderpool
The Boy Friend Mrs. Wilson
Life Returns Mrs. Vandergriff


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 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Aunt Abby
 1948 State of the Union
Lulubelle Alexander
 1937 She Asked for It
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Boardinghouse Resident (uncredited)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Lil Doremus (uncredited)
 1937 They Won't Forget
Stout Lady on Train (uncredited)
 1937 Slim
Mrs. Johnson
 1937 The Road Back
Member of Dinner Party (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is News
Dowager Visiting Jail (uncredited)
 1937 She's Dangerous
Dowager (uncredited)
 1936 Make Way for a Lady
Mrs. Jackson - Mildred's Mother (uncredited)
 1936 And Sudden Death
Dodie Sloan
 1936 Palm Springs
Mrs. Baxter (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Mother (uncredited)
 1936 Gentle Julia
Justice's Wife (uncredited)
 1936 Klondike Annie
Lydia Bowley (uncredited)
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Mrs. Blaisdell
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Mrs. Martin (uncredited)
 1935 Splendor
Mrs. Hicks (uncredited)
 1935 Bad Boy
Dowager with Ping Pong Racket (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Mary (uncredited)
 1935 The Gay Deception
Mrs. Dingledorf (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Mrs. Perry (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Chubby Lady (uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Mrs. Murdock (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Mme. Zucchini (uncredited)
 1935 The Raven
 1935 Society Fever
Mrs. Prouty
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals
Audience Extra (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny Ahead
Kitty Vanderpool
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Burly Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Sweepstake Annie
Friend of Mrs. Foster (uncredited)
 1935 Life Returns
Mrs. Vandergriff
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Mrs. Young (uncredited)
 1934 Men of the Night
Mrs. Webbley
 1934 By Your Leave
Lady with Ancient Greek Costume (uncredited)
 1934 She Had to Choose
Mrs. Cutler
 1934 Servants' Entrance
Dowager at Employment Agency (uncredited)
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Wife of Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Henrietta Crosland
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Mrs. Kerry Green
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Ella Heenan
 1934 Most Precious Thing in Life
Dean's Wife (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Mrs. Shinliver
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Unknown Blonde
Mrs Parker
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
Mrs. Emerson (uncredited)
 1934 A Modern Hero
Aunt Clara Weingartner
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Stout Lady at Play Party (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night
Last Motel Manager's Wife (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Little Boy's Mother (uncredited)
 1933 The Worst Woman in Paris?
Mrs. Leda Jensen
 1933 Only Yesterday
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Mrs. Gillespie, a Customer (uncredited)
 1933 Another Language
Etta Hallam
 1933 The Barbarian
Flirty Dowager (uncredited)
 1933 Olsen's Big Moment
Mrs. Van Allen (uncredited)
 1929 The Eligible Mr. Bangs (Short)
 1926 The Boy Friend
Mrs. Wilson
 1913 Mother Love (Short)
Mrs. Wisner - Bob's Mother
 1913 The Two Cowards (Short)
Florence Hope
 1913 The Great Discovery (Short)
 1913 In the Toils (Short)
Mona Denton
 1913 Over the Crib (Short)
Ethel Langdon
 1913 The Governor (Short)
Helen Cheston
 1913 The Angel of the Slums (Short)
Mabel Harris
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Stage Play: Angel Island. Comedy/mystery. Written by Bernie Angus. Directed by George Abbott. National Theatre: 20 Oct 1937- Nov 1937 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Joyce Arling (as "Gail Marsh"), Carroll Ashburn, Nigel Blake, Clayton Collyer, Morgan Conway, Alma Dickson, Betty Field (as "Eunice"), Clyde Fillmore (as "John ... See more »

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American stage and screen actress, on Broadway from 1910. She was noted for her performance in MGM's Another Language (1933), which she had previously essayed in the theatrical road show of the play. From the mid-30's, she was chiefly active as a character comedienne, though in ever diminishing roles.

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