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Cathleen Nesbitt

Highest Rated:   95% Family Plot (1976)
Lowest Rated:   62% An Affair to Remember (1957)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Night Cries
  • Actor
1978
72% Julia
  • Grandmother
1977
No Score Yet The Haunting of Julia (Full Circle)
  • Mrs. Rudge
1977
95% Family Plot
  • Julia Rainbird
1976
77% The French Connection II
  • Old Lady
1975
No Score Yet Villain
  • Mrs. Dakin
1971
No Score Yet Staircase
  • Harry's Mother
1969
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything
  • Dr. Brock's Mother
1964
89% The Parent Trap
  • Louise McKendrick
1961
77% Separate Tables
  • Lady Matheson
1958
62% An Affair to Remember
  • Grandmother Janou
1957
No Score Yet Desiree
  • Mme. Bonaparte
1954
No Score Yet Black Widow
  • Lucia
1954
63% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs
1971-1975
  • Lady Southwold

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