Janet Beecher

Highest Rated: 100% The Lady Eve (1941)
Lowest Rated: 71% Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Birthday: Oct 21, 1884
Birthplace: Not Available
American character actress Janet Beecher spent much of her film career as everybody's mother. After three decades on stage, Beecher made her first film, Gallant Lady, in 1934. Because of her handsome features, matronly demeanor and naturalistic acting style, Ms. Beecher was ideally cast as firm but compassionate matriarchs; one of her best screen assignments was as Tyrone Power's mother in Mark of Zorro (1940), never wavering in her belief of her son's fortitude despite his (apparently) foppish manners. Even when appearing as the First Lady in the political drama The President Vanishes, Beecher was spiritually the "mother" of her country. Undoubtedly Janet Beecher felt straitjacketed by the roles offered her in Hollywood; she retired in 1943, after only ten years before the cameras.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Silver Queen Mrs. Forsythe 1942
71% Reap the Wild Wind Mrs. Mottram 1942
100% The Lady Eve Mrs. Pike 1941
100% The Mark of Zorro Senora Isabella Vega 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Miss Haines 1940
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable Mrs. Cushing 1940
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Lady Daventry 1940
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Mrs. Foote 1939
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Mrs. Lea 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Woman Against Woman Mrs. Holland 1938
No Score Yet Judge Hardy's Children Miss Budge 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Mrs. Agatha Steward 1937
No Score Yet Big City Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Miss Baker 1937
No Score Yet Between Two Women Miss Pringle 1937
No Score Yet The Longest Night Mrs. Briggs 1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast Mrs. Colby 1936
No Score Yet I'd Give My Life Governor's Wife 1936
No Score Yet The Dark Angel Mrs. Shannon 1935
No Score Yet The President Vanishes Mrs. Craig 1934
No Score Yet The Last Gentleman Helen 1934


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