Florence Roberts

Florence Roberts

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 78% The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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  • A theatrical performer from the 1880s, Florence Roberts was able to convey extreme youth on-stage even in her forties and fifties. At 42, Roberts played Bo Peep in the Victor Herbert musical Babes in Toyland; and at 50, she played the vampish title role in Sappho, repeating this portrayal on film in 1912. Her Hollywood career began in earnest in the talkie era. Her characterizations ranged from snooty dowagers to downtrodden pensioners. Among her more famous 1930s film roles were Widow Peep in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy version of Babes in Toyland (1934), the title character's mother in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), and Mrs. Bowling Green in Abe Lincoln Illinois (1940). She also appeared as the cantankerous, outspoken Granny Jones in 20th Century Fox's Jones Family series (1936-1940). Florence Roberts was married to actor Walter Gale.

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83% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mrs. Bowling Green 1940
No Score Yet The Storm Mrs. Roberts 1938
No Score Yet Down on the Farm Granny Jones 1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble Granny Jones 1937
78% The Life of Emile Zola Madame Zola 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Duenna 1937
No Score Yet Nobody's Baby Mrs. Mason 1937
No Score Yet Every Saturday Night Granny Evers 1936
91% Les Miserables Toussaint 1935
No Score Yet The Nut Farm Mrs. Barton 1935
No Score Yet Accent on Youth Mrs. Benham 1935
No Score Yet Harmony Lane Mrs. Foster 1935
No Score Yet Sons of Steel Sarah Mason 1935
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Mystery Mrs. Ballard 1935
82% Cleopatra Lady Flora 1934
No Score Yet Finishing School Actor 1934
No Score Yet Sing and Like It Actor 1934
No Score Yet Student Tour Elderly Woman 1934
No Score Yet Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen Agnes 1934
No Score Yet Torch Singer (Broadway Singer) Mother Angelica 1933
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart Eunice 1933
No Score Yet Melody Cruise Miss Potts 1933
No Score Yet Hoopla Ma Benson 1933
No Score Yet Officer 13 Granny 1933
No Score Yet Make Me a Star Mrs. Gashwiler 1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood? Diner 1932
No Score Yet Everything's Rosie Mrs. Lowe 1931
No Score Yet Kept Husbands Mrs. Henrietta Parker 1931
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Mrs. Holloran 1931


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