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Cora Witherspoon



Cora Witherspoon began her 50-year career as a character actress at age 17, playing a septuagenarian in the New York production In Concert. She spent the better part of her Hollywood years portraying imperious society matrons, domineering maiden aunts, and henpecking hausfraus. Most filmgoers closely associate Witherspoon with her portrayal of W. C. Fields' slatternly wife in The Bank Dick (1940); despite their on camera animosity, Witherspoon and Fields were friends in real life, frequently exchanging complimentary correspondence. Though she preferred to work in New York, Cora Witherspoon continued commuting to Hollywood into the 1950s to maintain a decent standard of living.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% Twilight
  • Actor
1998
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Saleslady
1954
No Score Yet The First Time
  • Miss Salisbury
1952
No Score Yet Just for You
  • Mrs. Angevine
1952
No Score Yet Down to Earth
  • Woman on Street
1947
No Score Yet I've Always Loved You
  • Mrs. Blythe
1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Clara Meigh
1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Patient
1945
No Score Yet Over 21
  • Mrs. Gates
1945
No Score Yet Follies Girl
  • Mrs. J.B. Hamlin
1943
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
  • Susie Watson
1940
100% The Bank Dick
  • Agatha Sousé
1940
86% Dark Victory
  • Carrie Spottswood
1939
100% Dodge City
  • Mrs. McCoy
1939
91% The Women
  • Mrs. Van Adams
1939
No Score Yet Just Around the Corner
  • Aunt Julia Ramsby
1938
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Mrs. Herford
1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Mme. de Noailles
1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Mrs. Ophelia Pitts
1938
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas
  • Claudine
1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal
  • Mrs. Miller
1937
60% Quality Street
  • Patty the Maid
1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue
  • Aunt Fritz Peters
1937
No Score Yet Personal Property
  • Mrs. Burns
1937
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Nora
1937
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Nesta Pett
1936
82% Libeled Lady
  • Mrs. Burns-Norvell
1936
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie
  • `Lumpy'
1936
No Score Yet Midnight
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Call It Murder
  • Elizabeth McGrath
1934
No Score Yet Peach-O-Reno
  • Aggie Bruno
1931

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