Dorothy Adams

Dorothy Adams

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% From the Terrace (1960)
  • Birthday: Jan 8, 1900
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Whenever Ellen Corby or Mary Field weren't available to play a timid, spinsterish film role, chances are the part would go to Dorothy Adams. Though far from a shrinking violet in real life, Ms. Adams was an expert at portraying repressed, secretive women, usually faithful servants or maiden aunts. Her best-remembered role was the overly protective maid of Gene Tierney in Laura (1944). Dorothy Adams was the wife of veteran character actor Byron Foulger; both were guiding forces of the Pasadena Playhouse, as both actors and directors. Dorothy and Byron's daughter is actress Rachel Ames, who played Audrey March on TV's General Hospital.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Mrs. Prendergast 1975
33% From the Terrace Mrs. Benziger 1960
100% The Big Country Hannassey Woman 1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk Mrs. Stotheby 1958
62% An Affair to Remember Mother 1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady Mrs. Adams 1957
97% The Ten Commandments Hebrew at Golden Calf/Hebrew Woman at Ramses' Gate 1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Aunt Martha 1956
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Mrs. Hopkins' Maid 1956
No Score Yet The Broken Star Mrs. Trail 1956
97% The Killing Actor 1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal Carpenter's Wife 1955
45% The Greatest Show on Earth Sam's Wife 1952
No Score Yet Carrie Carrie's mother 1952
No Score Yet The Winning Team Ma Alexander 1952
No Score Yet The First Legion Mrs. Dunn 1951
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail Nurse 1950
No Score Yet Montana Mrs. Maynard 1950
63% Samson and Delilah Woman 1949
No Score Yet Not Wanted Mrs. Kelton 1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships Miss Hopkins 1949
86% He Walked by Night Housewife 1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Widow Davitt 1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty Mrs. Goul 1948
80% Unconquered Mrs. Bront 1947
No Score Yet The Foxes of Harrow Mrs. Fox 1947
No Score Yet That's My Man Millie 1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Mrs. Cameron 1946
No Score Yet Nocturne Woman Tenant 1946
No Score Yet The Inner Circle Mrs. Wilson 1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Martha 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Claudette 1946
80% Fallen Angel Store Keeper 1945
100% Laura Bessie 1944
80% Since You Went Away Nurse 1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Lt. Irma Emerson 1943
No Score Yet Lady Gangster Deaf Annie 1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Betsy 1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Mrs. Farrell 1941
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills Elvy Royal 1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Cousin 1941
94% Penny Serenade Mother 1941
No Score Yet The Devil Commands Mrs. Marcy 1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road Payne's secretary 1941
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Maid in Apartment 1940
97% Ninotchka Jacqueline 1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Actor 1939
92% The Women Miss Atkinson 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Mrs. Twickenham
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Martha Neighbors
  • 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Mrs. Canfield
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Wilma Stone
  • 1960
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Miss Wakeland
  • 1958

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