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Anne Ramsey

Highest Rated:   80% Weeds (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Homer & Eddie (1989)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet The Killers
  • Actor
2013
12% Tanner Hall
  • Coffin Vendor
2011
No Score Yet Dr. Hackenstein
  • Actor
2004
34% Woman on Top
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Thank You, Jackie Robinson
  • Actor
1998
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
68% Scrooged
  • Woman in Shelter
1988
No Score Yet Dr. Hackenstein
  • Graverobber
1988
61% 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
70% The Goonies
  • Mama Fratelli
1985
No Score Yet Getting Physical
  • Lady at Police Station
1984
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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Gift of Love
  • Actor
1978
60% 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
No Score Yet Up the Sandbox
  • Battleaxe
1972
No Score Yet The River Pirate
  • The Hag
1928

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