Aline MacMahon

Aline MacMahon

  • Highest Rated: 100% I Could Go on Singing (1963)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
  • Birthday: May 3, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Shortly after graduating from Barnard College in 1920, Aline MacMahon made her New York debut in The Madras House. She was lavishly praised by the Manhattan critics for her starring turn in the 1926 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon. After appearing in the 1930 Kaufman-Hart comedy Once in a Lifetime, MacMahon was brought to Hollywood to re-create her role in the film version. Production delays allowed her to work elsewhere, thus her screen bow was in Warner Bros.' Five Star Final (1931). She was stuck in a "wisecracking dame" rut until her moving portrayal of philandering silver tycoon Edward G. Robinson's careworn wife in Silver Dollar (1932). In 1944, she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Katharine Hepburn's Chinese mother in Dragon Seed. More than a decade later, MacMahon appeared as James Agee's grandmother in both the stage and screen versions of All the Way Home. Retiring from films in 1963, Aline MacMahon continued performing on stage, joining New York's Lincoln Repertory troupe just after turning 65.

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No Score Yet For the Use of the Hall Actor 1972
No Score Yet All the Way Home Aunt Hannah 1963
100% I Could Go on Singing Ida 1963
No Score Yet Diamond Head Kapiolani Kahana 1963
No Score Yet The Young Doctors Dr. Lucy Grainger 1961
No Score Yet Cimarron Mrs. Pegler 1960
100% The Man From Laramie Kate Canaday 1955
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Grandma Esther 1953
100% The Flame and the Arrow Nonna Bartoli 1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy Sarie McCoy 1949
100% The Search Mrs. Murray 1948
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Mamie Steeple 1946
No Score Yet Guest in the House Aunt Martha 1944
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Mrs. Ling Tan 1944
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Tish Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing Buddy 1942
No Score Yet Out of the Fog Florence Goodwin 1941
No Score Yet Back Door to Heaven Miss Williams 1939
No Score Yet When You're in Love Marianne Woods 1937
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! Lily Davis 1935
No Score Yet Kind Lady Mary Herries 1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life Betty 1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept Sarah Keate 1935
No Score Yet Babbitt Myra Babbitt 1934
No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Hattie 'Mom' Frink 1934
No Score Yet Heat Lightning Olga 1934
No Score Yet The World Changes Anna 1933
75% Heroes for Sale Mary Dennis 1933
No Score Yet Life of Jimmy Dolan Auntie - Mrs. Moore 1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933 Trixie Lorraine 1933
No Score Yet Once in a Lifetime May Daniels 1932
No Score Yet One Way Passage Countess Barilhaus 1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece Miss Hickey 1932
33% The Sign of the Cross Actor 1932
No Score Yet Silver Dollar Sarah Martin 1932
91% Five Star Final Miss Taylor 1931


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