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Mabel Paige

Highest Rated: 89% Johnny Belinda (1948)

Lowest Rated: 85% Houdini (1953)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Mabel Paige was virtually "born in a trunk"; both her parents were busy stock company actors. Paige made her own stage bow at age four, in a production of Van the Virginian. When Paige was 11, she was headlining her own Southern stock company; upon reaching adulthood, she established the Paige Theater in Jacksonville, FL. During her stay in Jacksonville, Paige appeared in a quartet of silent comedies, co-starring with her husband, Charles Ritchie, and up-and-coming Oliver Hardy. Retiring from show business in the 1920s to raise her family, Paige returned to acting on radio and on Broadway in the late '30s. In 1941, she was brought to Hollywood to re-create her role as an eccentric theatrical boarding house landlady in Out of the Frying Pan, which wouldn't be released until 1943, under the title Young and Willing. Because of the delayed release of this film, Paige's "official" talkie debut was as the Runyon-esque street peddler in Paramount's Lucky Jordan (1942). Usually heading the supporting cast, and generally cast as a tart-tongued "swinging senior," Paige was given one top-billed starring role in Republic's Someone to Remember (1943), playing a feisty old lady who resides in a college dormitory in hopes of being reunited with her long lost son. After completing her final film, Houdini (1953), Mabel Paige accepted brief roles in such TV series as Racket Squad and I Love Lucy, but illness and age had eroded her comic gifts.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% Houdini Medium 1953
86% The Sniper Landlady 1952
No Score Yet Edge of Doom Mrs. Pearson 1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy Grandma Sykes 1949
89% Johnny Belinda Mrs. Lutz 1948
No Score Yet Canon City Mrs. Oliver 1948
No Score Yet The Mating of Millie Mrs. Hanson 1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie Grandma 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Mrs. Josper 1947
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock Slatternly Woman 1947
No Score Yet Nocturne Mrs. Warne 1946
No Score Yet Behind Green Lights Flossie 1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Mrs. Whittaker 1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says Grandma Fleagle 1945
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball Lady with pekinese 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Actor 1942
No Score Yet My Heart Belongs to Daddy Miss Eckles 1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing Mrs. Garnet 1942
No Score Yet Someone To Remember Actor

TV

Credit
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Mrs. Hansen 1953

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