Anne Ramsey

Anne Ramsey

  • Highest Rated: 80% Weeds (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Homer & Eddie (1989)
  • Birthday: Sep 1, 1929
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Bennington College graduate Anne Ramsey married actor Logan Ramsey in 1954; together, they formed Philadelphia's prestigious Theatre of the Living Arts. Despite her many stage credits, Ramsey did not actively pursue a film career during her first two decades as a professional. Put bluntly, she was far from photogenic; thus she decided to hold off working in films until she was as old as she looked. In 1971, she made her film bow, acting opposite her husband in The Sporting Club. She continued essaying minor roles until the 1980s, when tragedy transformed Ramsey into a latter-day star. Suffering from throat cancer, Anne was forced to endure the removal of most of her tongue and jawbone. Thereafter, her performances had a sharp, pit-bull edginess that worked beautifully in such films as Any Which Way You Can (1980) and The Goonies (1985). In 1987, Ramsey was Oscar-nominated for her bravura portrayal of Danny DeVito's monstrous mother in Throw Momma From the Train. Reportedly as salty offscreen as on, Anne Ramsey refused to go gentle into That Good Night, continuing to work in films right up to her death in 1988.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Killers Actor 2013
16% Tanner Hall Coffin Vendor $5.5K 2011
No Score Yet Dr. Hackenstein Actor 2004
34% Woman on Top Actor $4.6M 2000
0% Homer & Eddie Edna 1989
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads Babbleaxe 1989
No Score Yet Another Chance Landlady 1989
70% Scrooged Woman in Shelter 1988
No Score Yet The River Pirates (Good Old Boy) The Hag 1988
62% Throw Momma from the Train Momma 1987
80% Weeds Mom Umstetter 1987
No Score Yet Love at Stake Actor 1987
11% Deadly Friend Elvira Williams 1986
No Score Yet Say Yes Major 1986
71% The Goonies Mama Fratelli 1985
40% The Black Marble Bessie Callahan 1980
20% Any Which Way You Can Loretta Quince 1980
No Score Yet White Mama Heavy Charm 1980
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Rhea Childress 1979
71% Goin' South Spinster #2 1978
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Employment Applicant 1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three Massive Woman 1976
57% For Pete's Sake Telephone Lady 1974
No Score Yet The New Centurions Actor 1972
60% Up the Sandbox Battleaxe 1972

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Edna
  • 1985
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Gertrude
  • 1979

QUOTES FROM Anne Ramsey CHARACTERS

Momma
Bingo bastards
Elvira Williams
You get that out of here or I'll blow your heads off!
Momma
You clumsy poop!
Owen Lift
I don't want them to take you away!
Momma
Yes, you do!
Owen Lift
Owen loves his momma!
Momma
"Owen loves his momma!" [Sing-song] Owen loves his momma! Owen loves his momma! Owen loves his.....
Momma
'Owen loves his momma!' [sing-song] Owen loves his momma! Owen loves his momma! Owen loves his...
Momma
You sit there typing all day like a fat little pigeon!
Owen Lift
You won't ever hear it again, Momma. I promise.
Momma
Stop it, dammit! I got a waxball in my ear. get it out.
Momma
Stop it, dammit! I got a waxball in my ear. Get it out.
Momma
OWEN! OWEN! OWEN! OWEN! OWEN!!
Owen Lift
WHAT?
Momma
Get me a soda with some ice in it! Owen, hurry up!
Owen Lift
Momma...
Momma
Chop-chop, Owen! Come on!
Owen Lift
Alright!
Momma
Your friend had an accident! He's dead! You go bowling and leave a corpse to take care of me!
Owen Lift
He's dead?!
Momma
See for yourself!
Owen Lift
Larry! My friend! My friend, Larry!
Momma
"My friend, my friend!" You little crybaby! Go bury him in the yard before he stinks up the place.
Momma
'My friend, my friend!' You little crybaby! Go bury him in the yard before he stinks up the place.
Momma
He's tryin' to kill me! I asked for the salted nuts! He brought me the unsalted nuts! The unsalted nuts make me choke!
Momma
Pain in the ass!
Momma
I can hang up my own goddamn shirt!
Larry Donner
Let me hang it up for you!
Momma
I can hang up my own goddman shirt!
Larry Donner
I know that, but I would like to hang it up for you!
Momma
Get out of my way, you black bastard!
Larry Donner
[Confused] What?
Larry Donner
[confused] What?
Momma
Who the hell are you?!
Larry Donner
I'm Owen's friend.
Momma
Owen doesn't have a friend!
Larry Donner
That's because he's shy.
Momma
No he's not! He's fat and stupid! Get out of my house! [She hits him with her cane]
Momma
No he's not! He's fat and stupid! Get out of my house! [she hits him with her cane]
Momma
[Repeated line] AAAAAAAHHHH!
Momma
[repeated line] AAAAAAAHHHH!
Larry Donner
Are you okay, Mrs. Lift?
Momma
Beat it, chump!
Momma
Oh you saved me, Owen!
Larry Donner
Mrs. Lift, are you okay?
Momma
Beat it, chump! [She kicks him off the train]
Momma
Beat it, chump! [she kicks him off the train]
Owen Lift
Bye, Larry!
Owen Lift
Larry! You're alive!
Larry Donner
You killed her.
Momma
HOLY SHIT! [Owen and Larry get startled] What a dream I was havin'! Louis Armstrong was tryin' to kill me!
Larry Donner
Mrs. Lift?
Momma
Get away from me, you horse's ass! [She hits him in the crotch with her cane; Larry groans and collapses]
Momma
Get away from me, you horse's ass! [she hits him in the crotch with her cane; Larry groans and collapses]
Larry Donner
[To Owen] She's not a woman... she's the Terminator.
Larry Donner
[to Owen] She's not a woman... she's the Terminator.
Momma
You clumsy poop! What'd you do that for?!
Momma
Come on, move it, lardass! Pick up every piece!
Momma
Hurry up with that soda!
Owen Lift
Coming, Momma.
Momma
"Coming, Momma!" I'm choking to death, you moron! You're too damn slow!
Momma
'Coming, Momma!' I'm choking to death, you moron! You're too damn slow!
Owen Lift
I'm sorry, Momma.
Momma
"I'm sorry, Momma!" Why didn't you get me the salted nuts?
Momma
'I'm sorry, Momma!' Why didn't you get me the salted nuts?
Owen Lift
The salted ones are no good for ya.
Momma
The unsalted ones make me choke!
Momma
Owen loves his momma!
Momma
Who are ya talkin' to?! Who's in there with you?!
Momma
Who are ya talkin' to?! Who's in there with you?
Owen Lift
Nobody, Momma!
Momma
[Sees Larry] Who's this?
Momma
[sees Larry] Who's this?
Owen Lift
This is Cousin Patty! He's gonna be stayin' with us for a while. Isn't that nice?
Momma
You don't have a Cousin Patty!
Owen Lift
You lied to me!
Momma
Holy, shit! What a dream I was having! Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me!
Momma
Holy shit! What a dream I was having! Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me!