Elise Cavanna

Highest Rated: 100% The Pharmacist (1933)
Lowest Rated: 67% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Birthday: Jan 30, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
The angular victim of an abscessed molar in W.C. Fields uproarious The Dentist (1932) -- in order to pull the tooth, Fields is forced to carry her around in a manner that, for all the world, looks like a frenetic case of coitus -- Elise Cavanna shared a birthplace with the great comedian (Philadelphia) and had appeared in his abortive Broadway-bound The Comic Supplement in 1925. The famously loyal Fields would demand the former dancer's services whenever he could, and the statuesque Cavanna was equally memorable as a typical overbearing Fields wife in The Barber Shop (1933). Offscreen, Cavanna was married to the art critic Merle Armitage and was herself known for a fine series of abstract oil paintings, one of which, Elevation, is exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Shortly before her death from cancer in 1963, Cavanna, with second husband James Barrett Welton, wrote the cookbook Gourmet Cookery for a Low Fat Diet.

Highest Rated Movies



67% Ziegfeld Follies Actor 1946
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Maid 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Woman 1938
No Score Yet I Met My Love Again Actor 1938
No Score Yet Everybody Sing Actor 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Office Supervisor 1938
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Darcy's Secretary 1935
No Score Yet You're Telling Me Mrs. Smith 1934
No Score Yet The Barber Shop Actor 1933
100% The Pharmacist Actor 1933
100% The Dentist Patient (Miss Mason) 1932
No Score Yet A Flask of Fields Actor 1930
No Score Yet It's the Old Army Game Morning Stamp Customer 1926


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