Connie Gilchrist

Connie Gilchrist

Highest Rated: 100% It Should Happen to You (1954)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 2, 1901

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born to a stage actress mother, Connie Gilchrist took to the theater herself at just 16, in an English production in 1917. She would continue to work stages across Europe and the United States, eventually landing on Broadway in the mid-30s. Within four years, Gilchrist managed to secure a decade-long deal with MGM. In 1940, she made her feature film debut in the musical "Hullabaloo," and soon established herself as a dependable character actress, handling disparate roles in everything from largely forgotten mysteries and westerns to director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic comedy drama "A Letter to Three Wives" in 1949. Following her time at MGM, Cilchrist found steady work in features during the 1950s, even appearing as the top-billed female in the '54 swashbuckler "Long John Silver," in which she played Purity Pinker, an innkeeper vying to marry the titular pirate. The film spawned a subsequent television series, "The Adventures of Long John Silver," with Gilchrist appearing as Pinker in all 26 episodes of the show. In 1958 alone, she appeared in such disparate films as the Frank Sinatra vehicle "Some Came Running," the spirited comedy "Aunt Mame" and the violent Roger Corman gangster flick "Machine-Gun Kelly," but worked almost exclusively in television during the 1960s, continuing to be prolific up until 1969, when she ended her three-decade career as a screen actress.

Highest rated movies

It Should Happen to You
Good News
A Woman's Face
A Letter to Three Wives
Auntie Mame
Thunder on the Hill
Song of the Thin Man
Some Came Running

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 32% Two on a Guillotine Ramona Ryerdon (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 61% Tickle Me Hilda (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 41% The Monkey's Uncle Mrs. Gossett (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 63% The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Mrs. Gossett (Character) - 1964
40% 40% The Interns Nurse Connie Dean (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swingin' Along Aunt Sophie (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 43% Say One for Me Mary (Character) - 1959
79% 76% Some Came Running Jane Barclay (Character) - 1958
88% 93% Auntie Mame Norah Muldoon (Character) - 1958
71% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Mrs. Manter (Character) - 1956
100% 76% It Should Happen to You Mrs. Riker (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 44% Long John Silver Purity Pinker (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Diamond Robbery Cafe Blonde (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% The Half-Breed Ma Higgins (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Big Affair Miss Marple (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain of Circumstance Mrs. Mullins (Character) - 1951
83% 75% Thunder on the Hill Sister Josephine (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 88% Stars in My Crown Sarah Isbell (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buccaneer's Girl Vegetable Woman (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tripoli Henriette (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louisa Housekeeper Gladys (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 50% A Ticket to Tomahawk Madame Adelaide (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 57% Chicken Every Sunday Millie Moon (Character) - 1949
95% 86% A Letter to Three Wives Mrs. Ruby Finney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 54% Tenth Avenue Angel Mrs. Murphy (Character) - 1948
100% 78% Good News Cora the cook (Character) - 1947
83% 71% Song of the Thin Man Bertha (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Really Important Person Mrs. Reilly (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faithful in My Fashion Mrs. Murphy (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Widow Aunt Cissie (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 33% Bad Bascomb Annie Freemont (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 80% The Valley of Decision The Scott's Cook (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% Music for Millions Travelers Aid Woman (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 45% Nothing but Trouble Mrs. Flannigan (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rationing Mrs. Porter (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Havoc Sadie (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 77% Presenting Lily Mars Frankie (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Shift Maisie Maw Lustvogel (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Punch Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 42% Grand Central Murder Pearl Delroy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 62% We Were Dancing Olive Ransome (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Trail SeƱora Martinez (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Miss Nichols (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley Cook (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Mamie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Jennie (Character) - 1941
100% 83% A Woman's Face Christina Dalvik (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hullabaloo Arline Merriweather (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Housekeeper (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Natasha (Guest Star) 1964 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Hotel Proprietor (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Mrs. Feeny (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Big Mamacita (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Mrs. Tolliver (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet 100% Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Pinky Tomlinson (Guest Star) 1957