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Also Known As: Died: April 15, 1962
Born: June 4, 1881 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: Hong Kong Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Boston, Massachusetts
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Acted with E H Sothern's stage company; appeared in "Richard Lovelace"
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Moved to NYC
1903:
Appeared on Broadway in "The Christian"
1911:
Film debut in "The Maid's Double"
1916:
Acted in the silent film, "The Stolen Triumph"
1924:
Garnered attention for stage performance in "Hell-Bent for Heaven"
1929:
Resumed film career in "Men Are Like That" and "Poor Aubrey"
1929:
Became an established character player after turn in "Wise Girls"
1930:
Cast as Aunt Polly in "Tom Sawyer"
1937:
Portrayed Janet Gaynor's stern aunt in "A Star Is Born"
1939:
Had best-known and most memorable role as Auntie Em in "The Wizard of Oz"
1940:
Offered a scene-stealing turn in "Anne of Windy Poplars"
1941:
Was featured in the Marx Brothers' vehicle "The Big Store"
1943:
Appeared in "Heaven Can Wait"
1944:
Portrayed Deanna Durbin's socialite aunt in "Can't Help Singing"
1947:
Cast as the family maid in "Life With Father"
1950:
Final film role, "Key to the City"

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