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Louise Beavers

Highest Rated:   100% Holiday Inn (1942)
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Birthplace:   Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
African American actress Louise Beavers was born in Cincinnati and raised in California, where she attended Pasadena High School. Louise's entree into Hollywood was as maid to silent film star Leatrice Joy. With Ms. Joy's encouragement, Louise began accepting small film parts in 1923, and three years later became a full-time performer when she joined the Ladies Minstrel Troupe. After co-starring in the 1927 Universal remake of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Ms. Beavers worked steadily in films, usually playing maids, housekeepers and "mammies." Her most famous role was as troubled pancake entrepreneur Aunt Delilah in the 1934 filmization of Fannie Hurst's Imitation of Life. Another breakaway from stereotype was as the title character's strong-willed mother in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), On television, Louise Beavers starred on the weekly sitcom Beulah from 1952 through 1953, and played Louise the maid on the 1953 pilot episode of Make Room for Daddy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Life of Jackie Robinson
  • Mrs. Robinson
2003
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Gussie
1960
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals
  • Rose
1960
No Score Yet The Goddess
  • Cook
1958
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor
  • Osia
1957
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel
  • Willamay
1956
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It
  • Maid
1956
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Lady
  • Bonnie Drew
1956
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC
  • Artamesa
1953
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeanie
  • Mammy
1952
No Score Yet Colorado Sundown
  • Mattie
1952
No Score Yet Beulah Show
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven
  • Selma
1950
63% The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Mrs. Robinson
1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge
  • Cleo
1949
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary
  • Bertha
1948
No Score Yet Good Sam
  • Chloe
1948
80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
  • Gussie
1948
No Score Yet Delightfully Dangerous
  • Hannah
1945
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent
  • Bedelia
1944
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree
  • Opal
1944
No Score Yet Jack London
  • Mammy Jenny
1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Niagara
1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Seven Sweethearts
  • Petunia
1942
No Score Yet The Big Street
  • Maid
1942
100% Holiday Inn
  • Mamie
1942
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Maum Maria
1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man
  • Stella
1941
No Score Yet Belle Starr
  • Mammy Lou
1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Clotilda
1941
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf
  • Beulah
1941
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Clementine
1940
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Lily, the Cook
1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
  • Cassey
1938
No Score Yet Brother Rat
  • Jenny
1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Gloria
1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Mamie
1937
No Score Yet Rainbow on the River
  • Toinette
1936
No Score Yet General Spanky
  • Comelia
1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy
  • Aunt Sukey
1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots
  • Nellie LaFleur
1936
100% Imitation of Life
  • Delilah Johnson
1934
No Score Yet Doctor Monica
  • Mary Hathaway's Maid
1934
No Score Yet Palooka
  • Crystal
1934
No Score Yet I've Got Your Number
  • Crystal
1934
No Score Yet In the Money
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet Notorious but Nice
  • Ophelia
1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Abby, the Emerson's Maid
1933
89% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell)
  • Loretta
1933
No Score Yet A Shriek in the Night
  • Maid
1933
95% 42nd Street
  • Pansy
1933
90% She Done Him Wrong
  • Pearl
1933
No Score Yet Hold Your Man
  • Maid
1933
No Score Yet Woman Condemned
  • Sally
1933
No Score Yet Hell's Highway
  • Rascal's Prison Visitor
1932
No Score Yet Unashamed
  • Amanda
1932
No Score Yet Street of Women
  • Mattie, the Maid
1932
No Score Yet Night World
  • Maid
1932
No Score Yet Young America (We Humans)
  • Maid
1932
94% Freaks
  • Maid
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Bonita the Maid
1932
No Score Yet Ladies of the Big House
  • Ivory
1931
No Score Yet Sundown Trail
  • Hattie
1931
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides
  • Amelia the Maid
1930
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers
  • Messalina
1930
No Score Yet Wide Open
  • Easter
1930
No Score Yet Coquette
  • Julia
1929
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Actor
1927

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