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Anita Bolster



A member of Ireland's famed Abbey Theatre, sharp-featured character actress Anita Bolster (sometimes billed Anita Sharp-Bolster) had enjoyed a long career on the British stage and screen before coming to America in 1938. She received rave reviews on Broadway in Lady in Waiting, with which she also toured until making her American screen debut in 1941. Bolster became one of the busiest character actresses of the 1940s, usually playing prissy spinsters, gossips, and housekeepers. In the 1950s, she twice played "second witch" in television versions of Macbeth and she finished her career playing yet another housekeeper, this time in the cult daytime soap opera Dark Shadows.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything
  • Baby Sitter
1964
69% The List of Adrian Messenger
  • Mrs. Slattery
1963
No Score Yet The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler)
  • Volcheff's Assistant
1960
No Score Yet House in Marsh Road (The Invisible Creature)
  • Mrs. O'Brien
1960
No Score Yet School for Scoundrels
  • Maid
1960
No Score Yet The Rising of the Moon
  • His Wife [A Minute's Wait]
1957
No Score Yet Lost (Tears for Simon)
  • Miss Gill
1955
No Score Yet Botany Bay
  • Moll Cudlip
1953
No Score Yet Talk of a Million
  • Miss Rafferty
1951
No Score Yet The Perfect Woman
  • Lady Diana
1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out
  • Martha
1949
No Score Yet The Woman in White
  • Mrs. Todd
1948
92% Dark Passage
  • Woman
1947
No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Carrolls
  • Christine
1947
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger
  • Ethel the Maid
1947
100% Scarlet Street
  • Mrs. Michaels
1945
100% The Lost Weekend
  • Mrs. Foley
1945
100% My Name Is Julia Ross
  • Sparkes
1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill
  • Houskeeper
1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home
  • Hilda
1945
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Miller
1944
78% Going My Way
  • Mrs. Quimp
1944
No Score Yet The Lodger
  • Wiggy
1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy
  • Relative
1943
91% Heaven Can Wait
  • Mrs. Cooper-Cooper
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Mrs. Garrow
1943
No Score Yet Journey for Margaret
  • Woman
1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel
  • Mrs. Kipper
1942
No Score Yet This Above All
  • Customer
1942
81% Saboteur
  • Esmeralda the Bearded Lady/Lorelei
1942
92% The Pride of the Yankees
  • Sasha's Mother
1942
No Score Yet Gold Mine in the Sky
  • Actor
1938

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