Anne Seymour

Anne Seymour

Highest Rated: 95% All the King's Men (1949)

Lowest Rated: 35% Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1909

Birthplace: Not Available

American character actress Anne Seymour was descended from an Irish theatrical family, active "on the boards" since the early 18th century. On stage from 1928, she went on to become one of the radio industry's busiest leading ladies, starring in such serials as The Story of Mary Marlin, Woman of America, Whispering Streets and (briefly, when actress Lucille Wall fell ill) Portia Faces Life. She appeared with equal frequency on television, accepting innumerable guest-star assignments and co-starring on the weekly series Empire (1962) and The Tim Conway Show (1970). Seymour's first film was the 1949 Oscar-winner All the King's Men, in which she played Lucy Stark, the politically convenient but cruelly neglected wife of Southern demagogue Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford). She went on to appear in such roles as Mrs. Tarbell in Pollyanna (1960) and Aunt Ev in The Miracle Worker (1962). Active up until her death in 1988, Anne Seymour's last film assignment was the small but pivotal role of the Minnesota newspaper editor who puts Kevin Costner on the trail of forgotten baseball player "Moonlight" Graham (Burt Lancaster) in Field of Dreams (1989).

Highest Rated Movies



87% Field of Dreams Chisolm Newspaper Publisher 1989
35% Big Top Pee-wee Pearl 1988
No Score Yet Chiller Mrs. Bunch 1985
83% Trancers Chairman Ashe 1985
No Score Yet Triumphs of a Man Called Horse Elk Woman 1983
No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Mrs. Lawson 1982
No Score Yet The Miracle Worker Aunt Evelyn 1979
No Score Yet The Gemini Affair Agnes Wilson 1975
No Score Yet A Cry in the Wilderness Sam's Grandmother 1974
No Score Yet The Man Ma Blore 1972
No Score Yet Stay Away, Joe Mrs. Hawkins 1968
No Score Yet Fitzwilly Grimsby 1967
92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Mrs. Biggley 1967
No Score Yet Blindfold Smitty 1965
No Score Yet Mirage Frances 1965
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Dr. Sally Jennings 1964
80% Good Neighbor Sam Irene Krump 1964
No Score Yet Misty Grandma Beebe 1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Mrs. Bixby 1960
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Charlotte Percepied 1960
90% Home from the Hill Sarah Halstead 1960
86% Pollyanna Amelia Tarbell 1960
No Score Yet Desire Under the Elms Eben's Mother 1958
No Score Yet The Gift of Love McMasters 1958
No Score Yet Man on Fire Judge Randolph 1957
95% All the King's Men Lucy Starke 1949
No Score Yet Rainbow (Raduga) English Voice 1944


No Score Yet Remington Steele
Mrs. Underwood 1986
No Score Yet Family Ties
May 1985
No Score Yet Ironside
Mother Carrie Carrie Stephens Lily 1974
No Score Yet Bonanza
Miss Frost 1972
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Mrs. Lorimer 1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
Mirabelle Adelaide Cosgrove 1971
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Hetty Randall Mrs. Wilmet 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
Mag 1961
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Mrs. Boggs Cora 1960


Mrs. Amelia Tarbell says: [Ben opens the car door] I am not going to budge.

Ben Tarbell says: [looks over his shoulder] I have had just about enough of your nonsense! You're going to join in with the others and make this into a town, not a dynasty. Get down out of that car, Amelia, I'm warning you! Move! [She gets out of the car]