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Poll: Old Ladies Are Charming... Or Are They?

Here are some charming and not so charming old ladies from film and tv. Which of them is/are your favourite?

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    Katie Johnson in The Ladykillers (1955)

    Miss Wilberforce - somewhat garrulous lady who lets a couple rooms in her house to a charming musician who has his equally charming friends over for rehearsals...
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    Edward Everett Horton, Jean Adair, and Josephine Hull in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

    The sisters Abby and Martha Brewster - charming ladies with a few skeletons in the cupboard...
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    "Harold and Maude" Ruth Gordon 1971 Paramount

    Maude - unforgettable free spirited lady, and object of adoration of twenty year old Harold...
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    Miss Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy) - the elderly Jewish lady in the American South who isn't fond of change..
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    Miss Marple - fluffy old lady and sharp witted sleuth of the Agatha Christie mysteries. Played by (Margaret Rutherford, Joan Hickson, Angela Lansbury and others over the years)
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    Maggie Smith in Keeping Mum (2005)

    Grace Hawkins - a lady with a past, who will stop at nothing to protect those whom she loves, not even... no, that would be telling!
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    Ladies in Lavender (2004)

    Janet (Maggie Smith) and Ursula (Judi Dench) - two Cornish spinsters who rescue and nurse to back to health a young lad washed up on the local beach
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    Judi Dench and Joan Plowright in Tea with Mussolini (1999)

    Arabella and Mary - a free spirited artist and a motherly soul, two ex-pat English ladies in Italy
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    Judi Dench in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

    Evelyn Greenslade - the upbeat English lady who reinvents herself after retiring to India for financial reasons...
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    Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur, and Betty White in The Golden Girls (1985)

    The Golden Girls - all four of them...
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    Betty White in Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012)

    Betty White - this lady is quite possibly off her rocker...
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    3631-9 Katharine Hepburn in "On Golden Pond"

    Ethel Thayer - the pracitcal ageing lady and anchor of a family that's not without its problems...
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    Angela Lansbury in Nanny McPhee (2005)

    Aunt Adelaide - an austere old lady this...
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    Helen Mirren in RED 2 (2013)

    Victoria - a British agent, not your average old lady, that's for sure...
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    Vanessa Redgrave in Unfinished Song (2012)

    Marion - a rather inspirational old lady...
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    Lauren Bacall in The Walker (2007)

    Natalie Van Miter - a card playing society lady...
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    Maggie Smith and Pauline Collins in Quartet (2012)

    Cissy Robson and, because an old lady seldom comes alone, Jean Horton - one of these retired musicians is cheerful, the other a bit less...
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    Maggie Smith in Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

    Mrs. Docherty - a slightly senile old lady...
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    Celeste Holm and Barry Humphries

    Dame Edna Everage - "Well, possums..."
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    Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll) - meddling Irish mother of a motley bunch of grown up children
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    Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena (2013)

    Philomena - an Irish lady with a past...
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    Cissy Colpitts 1 (Joan Plowright) - the matriarch of a dynasty of murdering ladies
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    5735-23 Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion In Winter" 1968 Avco/Embassy

    Eleanor of Aquitane - the queen who, let out of prison for the holidays by her husband, the king, plots and schemes with and against him and their three sons
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    Elisabeth Flickenschildt in Der Besuch der alten Dame (1959)

    Claire Zachanassian - the old lady who offers to bail out an entire town if somebody will kill the man who once jilted her...
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    Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, and Ann Sothern in The Whales of August (1987)

    Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish) - two elderly sisters, one is charming enough, the other rather not...
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    Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Mrs Doubtfire - it's not only a question of her being charmig, it's also a question of her being a lady... in any sense of the word

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