Jessie Ralph

Jessie Ralph

Highest Rated: 100% The Bank Dick (1940)

Lowest Rated: 40% I Live My Life (1935)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in the waning months of the Civil War, Jessie Ralph made her stage debut with a Providence, RI, stock company in 1880. Her extensive Broadway experience ranged from Shakespearean classics to George M. Cohan musicals. She had appeared in films as early as 1915, but did not become a permanent Hollywood resident until 1933. For the most part, Ralph was cast as kindly grandmas, sagacious maids, and stern but loving governesses; her finest screen performances included Peggoty in 1934's David Copperfield and a benign sorceress in 1940's The Blue Bird. Her gift for exuding imperious abrasiveness was amply demonstrated in such films as After the Thin Man (1936), and W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940), appearing in the latter as Fields' gorgon mother-in-law, Mrs. Hermisillio Brunch. Jessie Ralph retired in 1941 after enduring a leg amputation.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet They Met in Bombay Duchess of Beltravers 1941
No Score Yet Star Dust Miss Parker 1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Fairy Berylune 1940
100% The Bank Dick Mrs. Hermisillo Brunce 1940
75% I Want a Divorce Grandma Brokaw 1940
82% Drums Along the Mohawk Mrs. Weaver 1939
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Honorine 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss Aunt Lucy 1938
No Score Yet Love is a Headache Sheriff 1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding Mrs. Kensington Bly 1937
No Score Yet The Last Of Mrs.Cheyney Actor 1937
95% The Good Earth Cuckoo 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Duchess 1937
100% After the Thin Man Aunt Katherine Forrest 1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air Evelyn Bennett 1936
100% San Francisco Maisey Burley 1936
No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour Actor 1936
88% Little Lord Fauntleroy Apple Woman 1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Mrs. Hammle 1936
93% Camille Nanine 1936
100% Captain Blood Mrs. Barlowe 1935
No Score Yet Metropolitan Charwoman 1935
80% Mark of the Vampire Midwife 1935
83% Les Miserables Mme. Magloire 1935
No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Lady Mullion 1935
No Score Yet Enchanted April Mrs. Fisher 1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Nurse Peggotty 1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Nana 1935
40% I Live My Life Grandma 1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Mrs. Blake 1934
No Score Yet We Live Again Matrona Pavlovna 1934
71% One Night of Love Angelina, Housekeeper 1934
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini Beatrice 1934
75% Murder at the Vanities Mrs. Helen Smith 1934
No Score Yet Coming Out Party Nora, the Maid 1934
71% Nana Zoe 1934
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession Terry 1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour Princess 1933
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great Sarah Crosby 1933


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