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Helen Westley

Highest Rated:   100% The House of Rothschild (2000)
Lowest Rated:   80% Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy
  • Actor
2013
100% The House of Rothschild
  • Gudula Rothschild
2000
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
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
83% Roberta
  • Roberta/Aunt Minnie
1935
No Score Yet Captain Hurricane
  • Abbie
1935
No Score Yet Splendor
  • Mrs. Emmeline Lorrimore
1935
No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables
  • Marilla Cuthbert
1934
No Score Yet The Age of Innocence
  • Granny
1934
83% Death Takes a Holiday
  • Stephanie
1934

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