Cathleen Nesbitt

Cathleen Nesbitt

Highest Rated: 94% Pygmalion (1938)

Lowest Rated: 40% Staircase (1969)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1888

Birthplace: Not Available

British actress Cathleen Nesbitt took the first step toward a career that would span nine decades when she made her stage debut in the 1910 London revival of Pinero's The Cabinet Minister. While appearing with the Irish Players, Nesbitt made her first journey to America in 1915, where she would star in the Broadway premiere of Playboy of the Western World. After four years in the U.S., Nesbitt returned to England in 1919, where she concentrated on classic roles and where she would make her first film in 1922. Hundreds of stage roles later, Ms. Nesbitt appeared in her first American movie, 1954's Three Coins in the Fountain. Two years later, she played Mrs. Higgins in the Broadway hit My Fair Lady. When she accepted a co-starring role as William Windom's mother in the 1963 TV sitcom The Farmer's Daughter, some observers opined that this would be the capper of her long career. Not so: Cathleen Nesbitt had over 15 years of work still in her, including the demanding role of an octogenarian drug addict in The French Connection II. And in 1981, at the age of 92, Ms. Nesbitt again portrayed Mrs. Higgins in the Broadway revival of My Fair Lady. Cathleen Nesbitt wrote her autobiography, A Little Love and Good Company, in 1973.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Night Cries Actor 1978
76% Julia Grandmother 1977
No Score Yet The Haunting of Julia (Full Circle) Mrs. Rudge 1977
92% Family Plot Julia Rainbird 1976
79% The French Connection II Old Lady 1975
67% Villain Mrs. Dakin 1971
40% Staircase Harry's Mother 1969
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Dr. Brock's Mother 1964
90% The Parent Trap Louise McKendrick 1961
69% Separate Tables Lady Matheson 1958
63% An Affair to Remember Grandmother Janou 1957
No Score Yet Desiree Mme. Bonaparte 1954
No Score Yet Black Widow Lucia 1954
60% Three Coins in the Fountain Principessa 1954
No Score Yet Men of Two Worlds Mrs. Upjohn 1952
No Score Yet So Long at the Fair Mme. Herve 1951
No Score Yet Madness of the Heart Mother Superior 1949
No Score Yet Jassy Elizabeth Twisdale 1948
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby Actor 1947
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby Miss Knagg 1946
No Score Yet Caesar and Cleopatra Egyptian Lady 1945
No Score Yet Fanny by Gaslight (Man of Evil) Kate Somerford 1945
No Score Yet Lamp Still Burns The Matron 1943
No Score Yet Chamber of Horrors Ann Cody 1940
94% Pygmalion Old Lady 1938
No Score Yet Passing of the Third Floor Back Mrs. Tompkin 1936


No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
Lady Southwold


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