Edith Barrett

Edith Barrett

  • Highest Rated: 100% Jane Eyre (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Ghost Ship (1943)
  • Birthday: Jan 19, 1907
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Edith Barrett first stepped onto a Broadway stage at 16 as a member of Walter Hampden's Cyrano de Bergerac company. During the 1930s, Edith performed with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe. While appearing in the Mercury's 1937 production of The Shoemaker's Holiday, she married leading man Vincent Price, a union that lasted until 1948. Edith's biggest Broadway success was as star of the now-obscure production Mrs. Moonlight. She made her first film in 1941, playing the homicidal, half-witted half-sister of Ida Lupino in Ladies in Retirement. Edith's most famous movie role was the unfortunate Mrs. Holland in I Walked With a Zombie (1943), producer Val Lewton's voodoo version of Jane Eyre; ironically, she was seen as Mrs Fairfax in 20th Century-Fox's 1943 adaptation of the real Jane Eyre. Edith Barrett retired from films after essaying a minor role in 1956's The Swan.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet In Love and War Mrs. Lenaine 1958
No Score Yet The Swan Beatrix's Maid 1956
No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners Mrs. Corvier 1952
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Ruth Phillips 1949
No Score Yet Ruthless Mrs. Burnside 1948
No Score Yet Molly and Me Julia 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Aunt Polly 1944
No Score Yet Strangers in the Night Ivy Miller 1944
100% Jane Eyre Mrs. Fairfax 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Mother of Little English Boy 1944
71% Ghost Ship Ellen Roberts 1943
86% The Song of Bernadette Croisine 1943
92% I Walked With a Zombie Mrs. Rand 1943
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Lucille 1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Miss Roberts 1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters Agatha Waverly 1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Katherine Alderson 1942
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement Louisa Creed 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Mrs. Whiteford Miss Green
  • 1957

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