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Janet Beecher



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Mrs. Forsythe
1942
67% 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
67% 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 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 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

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