Charlotte Greenwood

Charlotte Greenwood

Highest Rated: 100% The Gang's All Here (1943)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1890

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This long-legged, gangly comic actress' career stretched from turn-of-the-century vaudeville to the splashy musical films of WWII and beyond. Charlotte Greenwood left school early and took to the stage, first as a chorus girl in "The White Cat" (1905), later in vaudeville with Eunice Burnham, billed as "Two Girls and a Piano." She became a star with the stage show "So Long, Letty" (1916), which established her character for all time: a rowdy, man-chasing gal with a good heart and a stork-like dancing skill ("Lady Longlegs" was Greenwood's nickname). With her long face and prominent chin, Greenwood was not pretty in a conventional sense, but she nonetheless starred in a series of "Lettys": "Linger Longer, Letty" (1919), "Letty Pepper" (1922), "Leaning on Letty" (1935). Greenwood appeared in a number of other shows, as well as two indifferent silent films, "Jane" (1915) and "Baby Mine" (1927).

Highest rated movies

The Gang's All Here
Oklahoma!
The Opposite Sex

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 46% The Opposite Sex Lucy (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory Miz Agnes Tilbee (Character) - 1956
88% 75% Oklahoma! Aunt Eller Murphy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 53% Dangerous When Wet Ma Higgins (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peggy Mrs. Emelia Fielding (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Aunt Netty (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 73% Driftwood Mathilda (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream Sara March (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 50% Home in Indiana Penny Bolt (Character) - 1944
100% 68% The Gang's All Here Mrs. Peyton Potter (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Dugan Mrs. Dugan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 62% Springtime in the Rockies Phoebe Gray (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Mrs. Winnie Sage (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 67% Moon Over Miami Aunt Susan 'Sue' Latimer (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Snob Martha Mason (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Star Dust Lola Langdon (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 67% Young People Kit Ballantine (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orders Is Orders Wanda Sinclair (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaters at Play Mrs. Crozier (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stepping Out Sally Smith (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Palmy Days Helen Martin (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flying High Pansy (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 38% Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Polly Hathaway (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in Possession Clara (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Long Letty Letty Robbins (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Mine Emma (Character) - 1928