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Aline MacMahon

Highest Rated:   100% The Man From Laramie (1955)
Lowest Rated:   33% The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet I Could Go On Singing
  • Ida
2001
No Score Yet For the Use of the Hall
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet All the Way Home
  • Aunt Hannah
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 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 Backdoor to Heaven
  • Actor
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 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 One Way Passage
  • Countess Barilhaus
1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece
  • Miss Hickey
1932
33% The Sign of the Cross
  • Actor
1932
91% Five Star Final
  • Miss Taylor
1931

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