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Dorothy Adams

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Country (1958)
Lowest Rated:   30% From the Terrace (1960)
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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
30% From the Terrace
  • Mrs. Benziger
1960
100% The Big Country
  • Hannassey Woman
1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk
  • Mrs. Stotheby
1958
64% An Affair to Remember
  • Mother
1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady
  • Mrs. Adams
1957
94% 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
44% 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
50% 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
83% He Walked by Night
  • Housewife
1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters
  • Widow Davitt
1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty
  • Mrs. Goul
1948
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Mrs. Bront
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
75% 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
93% 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
91% The Women
  • Miss Atkinson
1939
No Score Yet Circumstantial Evidence
  • Bolger's wife
1935

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mrs. Canfield
  • 1961
  • 1959

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