Jane Darwell

Highest Rated:
100% Mary Poppins (1964)
Lowest Rated:
60% One Night of Love (1934)
Birthday:
Oct 15
Birthplace:
Palmyra, Missouri, USA
Bio:
American actress Jane Darwell was the daughter of a Missouri railroad executive. Despite her father's disapproval, she spent most of her youth acting in circuses, opera troupes and stock companies, making her film debut in 1912. Even in her early thirties, Darwell specialized in formidable "grande…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
100% Mary Poppins
  • Bird Woman
-- 1964
88% The Last Hurrah
  • Delia Boylan
-- 1958
There's Always Tomorrow
  • Mrs. Rogers
-- 1956
Girls in Prison
  • Matron Jamieson
-- 1956
Hit The Deck
  • Jenny
-- 1955
Affair With A Stranger
  • Ma Stanton
-- 1953
The Bigamist
  • Mrs. Connelly
-- 1953
The Sun Shines Bright
  • Mrs. Amora Ratchitt
-- 1953
It Happens Every Thursday
  • Mrs. Spatch
-- 1953
We're Not Married
  • Mrs. Bush
-- 1952
Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile)
  • Mrs. Belden
-- 1951
The Lemon Drop Kid
  • Nellie Thursday
-- 1951
100% 14 Hours
  • Actor
-- 1951
Three Husbands
  • Mrs. Wurdeman
-- 1951
The Daughter Of Rosie O'grady
  • Mrs. Murphy
-- 1950
Caged
  • Isolation Matron
-- 1950
100% Wagon Master
  • Sister Ledeyard
-- 1950
82% 3 Godfathers
  • Miss Florie
-- 1948
The Red Stallion
  • Mrs. Curtis
-- 1947
100% My Darling Clementine
  • Kate Nelson
-- 1946
I Live in Grosvenor Square
  • Mrs. Patterson
-- 1945
Sunday Dinner For A Soldier
  • Mrs. Dobson
-- 1944
Stage Door Canteen
  • Actor
-- 1943
Tender Comrade
  • Mrs. Henderson
-- 1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Ma Grier
-- 1943
The Battle of Midway
  • Actor
-- 1942
100% All Through the Night
  • Ma Donahue
-- 1941
100% The Devil & Daniel Webster (All That Money Can Buy)
  • Ma Stone
-- 1941
Chad Hanna
  • Mrs. Huguenine
-- 1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath
  • Ma Joad
-- 1940
Brigham Young
  • Eliza Kent
-- 1940
Jesse James
  • Mrs. Samuels
-- 1939
95% Gone With the Wind
  • Dolly Merriwether [At The Bazaar In Atlanta]
-- 1939
The Rains Came
  • Aunt Phoebe Smiley
-- 1939
Zero Hour
  • Sophie
-- 1939
Little Miss Broadway
  • Miss Hutchins
-- 1938
Love Is News
  • Mrs. Flaherty
-- 1937
86% Captain January
  • Eliza Croft
-- 1936
Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Mrs. Woodward
-- 1936
Private Number
  • Mrs. Meecham
-- 1936
Craig's Wife
  • Mrs. Harold
-- 1936
Metropolitan
  • Actor
-- 1935
Curly Top
  • Mrs. Denham
-- 1935
Paddy O'Day
  • Dora
-- 1935
Life Begins at Forty
  • Ida Harris
-- 1935
We're Only Human
  • Mrs. Walsh
-- 1935
60% The White Parade
  • Miss "Sailor" Roberts
-- 1934
90% The Scarlet Empress (Catherine the Great)
  • Mlle. Cardell
-- 1934
60% One Night of Love
  • Mary's Mother
-- 1934
Wonder Bar
  • Baroness
-- 1934
Firebird
  • Actor
-- 1934
Change of Heart
  • Mrs. McGowan
-- 1934
Blind Date (Her Sacrifice)
  • Ma
-- 1934
Fashions of 1934
  • Dowager
-- 1934
Happiness Ahead
  • Actor
-- 1934
Wake Up and Dream
  • Woman
-- 1934
78% Bright Eyes
  • Mrs. Higgins
-- 1934
Heat Lighting
  • The Wife
-- 1934
Finishing School
  • Maud the Head Nurse
-- 1934
Only Yesterday
  • Mrs. Lane
-- 1933
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men
  • Actor
-- 1933
Ann Vickers
  • Mrs. Gates
-- 1933
75% Design for Living
  • Housekeeper
-- 1933
One Sunday Afternoon
  • Mrs. Lind
-- 1933
Murders in the Zoo
  • Actor
-- 1933
Before Dawn
  • Mrs. Marble
-- 1933
Roman Scandals
  • Beauty Salon Manager
-- 1933
Back Street
  • Mrs. Schmidt
-- 1932
Hot Saturday
  • Mrs. Brock
-- 1932
Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Actor
-- 1932
Fighting Caravans
  • Pioneer Woman
-- 1931
Ladies of the Big House
  • Mrs. Turner
-- 1931
Tom Sawyer
  • Widow Douglas
-- 1930

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Quotes from Jane Darwell's Characters

    1. Ma Joad: Rich fellas come up an' they die, an' their kids ain't no good an' they die out. But we keep a'comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out; they can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, 'cause we're the people.
    From The Grapes of Wrath. Submitted by Filipe M (2 years ago)
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