Helen Westley

Helen Westley

  • Highest Rated: 100% Heidi (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Helen Westley was a stage star before the turn of the century. In the teen years, she co-founded both the Greenwich Square Players and the Theatre Guild. She began her film career in 1934, spending the next eight years playing the grandest of grande dames. Westley was seen as the indomitable Granny Mingott in the 1934 version of The Age of Innocence, the couturier title character in Roberta (1935), and the shrill, shrewish Parthy Hawkes in Show Boat (1936). She was also effective as a stern authority figure opposite such sunny-dispositioned juveniles as Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) and Shirley Temple (Heidi, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm). Helen Westley remained active right up to her death at age 67.


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No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Actor 2013
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Emma Harper 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Mrs. Galloway 1941
No Score Yet Sunny Aunt Barbara 1941
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans) Mrs. Brunot 1941
No Score Yet Adam Had Four Sons Cousin Phillipa 1941
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair Mrs. Frazier 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Mme. Le Maire 1940
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Abigail Morrow 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Grandma Leonard 1940
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend Mrs. Blair 1939
No Score Yet Zaza Actor 1939
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Aunt Sophie 1938
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Aunt Miranda Wilkins 1938
No Score Yet The Baroness and the Butler Countess Sandor 1938
No Score Yet She Married an Artist Martha Moriarty 1938
No Score Yet I'll Take Romance Madame Della 1937
100% Heidi Blind Anna 1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole Margaret Ridgeway 1937
No Score Yet Sing and Be Happy Mrs. Henty 1937
No Score Yet Stowaway Mrs. Hope 1936
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee Grandma 1936
No Score Yet Dimples Mrs. Caroline Drew 1936
100% Show Boat Parthy Hawks 1936
86% Roberta Roberta/Aunt Minnie 1935
No Score Yet Captain Hurricane Abbie 1935
No Score Yet Splendor Mrs. Emmeline Lorrimore 1935
No Score Yet The Melody Lingers On Manzoni 1935
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables Marilla Cuthbert 1934
No Score Yet The Age of Innocence Granny 1934
88% Death Takes a Holiday Stephanie 1934
100% The House of Rothschild Gudula Rothschild 1934


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