Maureen O'Sullivan (I) (1911–1998)


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Of Irish, English, and Scottish descent, Maureen Paula O'Sullivan was born on May 17, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland. Her father was Charles Joseph O'Sullivan, an officer in the Connaught Rangers, and his wife, the former Mary Fraser (or Frazer). She was educated at Catholic schools in Dublin, Paris, and London (Convent of the Sacred ... See full bio »

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The Thin Man Dorothy
(1934)
Tarzan the Ape Man Jane Parker
(1932)
Tarzan and His Mate Jane Parker
(1934)

Filmography

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 1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (TV Movie)
Eleanor Biddlecomb
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie)
Helen Taylor
 1992 With Murder in Mind (TV Movie)
Aunt Mildred
 1991 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
- Once a kid (1991)
 1988 The River Pirates
Aunt Sue
 1987 Stranded
Grace Clark
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Dorothy Richardson
- All This and a Gold Card Too (1987) ... Dorothy Richardson
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Elizabeth Alvorg
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Norma
 1985 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Grandmere / Elaine Descot
- Episode #1.8753 (1985) ... Grandmere (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8751 (1985) ... Grandmere (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8670 (1985) ... Elaine Descot
- Episode #1.8669 (1985) ... Elaine Descot
 1984 Too Scared to Scream
Inez Hardwick
 1984 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Miss Emma / Miss Emma Witherspoon
- Episode #1.9455 (1984) ... Miss Emma
- Episode #1.9453 (1984) ... Miss Emma
- Episode #1.9452 (1984) ... Miss Emma
- Episode #1.9451 (1984) ... Miss Emma
- Episode #1.9450 (1984) ... Miss Emma Witherspoon
 1983 All My Children (TV Series)
Olive Whelan
- Episode #1.3454 (1983) ... Olive Whelan
- Episode dated 22 April 1983 (1983) ... Olive Whelan
- Episode #1.3447 (1983) ... Olive Whelan
 1982 Morning's at Seven (TV Movie)
Esther Crampton
 1979 One Who Was There (Short)
Old Mary Magdalene
 1979 Mandy's Grandmother (Short)
Grandmother
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Lady Conan Doyle
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Lillian Stanton
 1970 The Phynx
Maureen O'Sullivan
 1965 Never Too Late
Edith Lambert
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Irene Crain
- A Boy Is Standing Outside the Door (1965) ... Irene Crain
 1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Elizabeth Lozier
- Moment of Decision (1961) ... Elizabeth Lozier
 1958 Wild Heritage
Emma Breslin
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Julia Williams
- The Edge of Innocence (1957) ... Julia Williams
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Doris
- The Gioconda Smile (1957) ... Doris
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Miriam / Lady Dominey
- Let It Be Me (1957) ... Miriam
- The Great Impersonation (1955) ... Lady Dominey
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mrs. Day
- The Man Who Walked on Water (1957) ... Mrs. Day
 1956 The Tall T
Doretta Mims
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest / Mary / Stella / ...
- Michael and Mary (1956) ... Mary
- The Last Confession (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- Perilous Deception (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- The Great McGinty (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- No Sad Songs for Me (1955) ... Intermission Guest
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sister Mary Benedict
- The Blessed Midnight (1956) ... Sister Mary Benedict
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Roommates (1956)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Ros
- Scandal on Deepside (1956) ... Ros
 1955 The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story (Short)
Mother (uncredited)
 1955 Casablanca (TV Series)
Helen Randall
- Labor Camp Escape (1955) ... Helen Randall
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
Helen
- The Return (1955) ... Helen
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Marta
- Trademark (1955) ... Marta
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Brian (1955)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Gladys Duffy
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lindsey Brown / Edith / Sheila MacNab
- Daughter of Mine (1954) ... Lindsey Brown
- The Trestle (1953) ... Edith
- They Also Serve (1953) ... Sheila MacNab
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Gladys Duffy
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Minna Baxter
- The Gift (1953) ... Minna Baxter
 1953 Mission Over Korea
Nancy Slocum
 1953 All I Desire
Sara Harper
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- They Also Serve (1953)
 1952 Ellis in Freedomland
The Dishwasher (voice)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- The Lucky Coin (1952)
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Marion Gateson Drew
 1951 No Resting Place
Nan Kyle
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Julie Dorn
 1948 The Big Clock
Georgette Stroud
 1941 Tarzan's Secret Treasure
Jane Parker
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
Abby Rawlston
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Jane Bennet
 1940 Sporting Blood
Linda Lockwood
 1939 Tarzan Finds a Son!
Jane
 1939 Let Us Live
Mary Roberts
 1938 Spring Madness
Alexandra Benson
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Sheila Carson
 1938 Port of Seven Seas
Madelon
 1938 Hold That Kiss
June Evans
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Molly Beaumont
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Martha Aldrich
 1937 Between Two Women
Claire Donahue
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Maria Orlich
 1937 A Day at the Races
Judy Standish
 1936 Tarzan Escapes
Jane
 1936 The Devil-Doll
Lorraine Lavond
 1936 Hollywood - The Second Step (Short)
Maureen O'Sullivan
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
Camden Terry
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Hester
 1935 Anna Karenina
Kitty
 1935 Woman Wanted
Ann
 1935 The Flame Within
Linda Belton
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Lenore di Brissac
 1935 West Point of the Air
'Skip' Carter
 1935 David Copperfield
Dora
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Henrietta Barrett
 1934 Hide-Out
Pauline Miller
 1934 The Thin Man
Dorothy
 1934 Tarzan and His Mate
Jane Parker
 1933 Stage Mother
Shirley Lorraine
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Pat
 1932 Robbers' Roost
Helen Herrick
 1932 Payment Deferred
Winnie Marble
 1932 Okay America!
Sheila Barton
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
Lynn Harding
 1932 Strange Interlude
Madeline
 1932 Fast Companions
Sally
 1932 The Silver Lining
Joyce Moore
 1932 Tarzan the Ape Man
Jane Parker
 1931 The Big Shot
Doris Thompson
 1931 Skyline
Kathleen Kearny
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
Alisande / Woman in Mansion
 1930 The Princess and the Plumber
Princess Louise
 1930 Just Imagine
LN-18
 1930 Song o' My Heart
Eileen
 1930 So This Is London
Elinor Worthing
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(April 20 to June 2, 1979) She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Pygmalion," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Robert Stephens, Roberta Maxwell and Milo O'Shea in the case. John Dexter was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

James Cushing  (her death) | See more »

Children:

Patrick Farrow | See more »

Parents:

Charles Joseph O'Sullivan | Mary Lovatt O'Sullivan

Relatives:

Ronan Farrow (grandchild)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Hollywood was a fantasy world in more ways than one. But it must be said that the industry did a lot for the war effort by producing some marvelous propaganda movies. See more »

Trivia:

Was a favorite of Irving Thalberg and Louis B. Mayer at MGM and they had big plans for her as a big star. Thalberg's sudden death at age 37 of pneumonia in 1936 put a big damper on the momentum in her pursuit of stardom and was soon relegated to romantic interest roles. See more »

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