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

CREDIT
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
No Score Yet Murder of Innocence Actor 1993
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 Dr. Hackenstein Graverobber 1988
62% Throw Momma from the Train Momma 1987
80% Weeds Mom Umstetter 1987
No Score Yet Love at Stake Actor 1987
0% Deadly Friend Elvira Williams 1986
No Score Yet Say Yes Major 1986
71% The Goonies Mama Fratelli 1985
No Score Yet I Want to Live! Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Killing of Randy Webster Actor 1981
No Score Yet A Small Killing Actor 1981
20% Any Which Way You Can Loretta Quince 1980
No Score Yet The Black Marble Bessie Callahan 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
No Score Yet The Gift of Love Actor 1978
55% Fun with Dick and Jane Employment Applicant 1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three Massive Woman 1976
No Score Yet The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Rachel 1976
57% For Pete's Sake Telephone Lady 1974
No Score Yet The New Centurions Actor 1972
60% Up the Sandbox Battleaxe 1972
No Score Yet The River Pirate The Hag 1928

TV

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

QUOTES FROM Anne Ramsey CHARACTERS