Louise Beavers

Louise Beavers

  • Highest Rated: 100% Holiday Inn (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% Good Sam (1948)
  • Birthday: Mar 8, 1902
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, which was 1 of only 4 African-American sororities at the time.Starred in 1934's Imitation of Life, the first Hollywood film wherein a black woman's maternal problems were given equal importance to those of the leading white character.Made her professional stage debut in San Francisco in 1957 playing a caregiver who extols the Bible through song in the play Praise House.Late in her career she spoke out against the portrayal of African Americans in media and endorsed Chicago Defender editor Robert S. Abbott, who fought for black Americans' civil rights.Was posthumously inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1976, with Josephine Baker and Canada Lee.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

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 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
60% Good Sam Chloe 1948
82% 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 Follow the Boys Herself 1944
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Actor 1943
No Score Yet Jack London Mammy Jenny 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Niagara 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Addie 1942
No Score Yet Seven Sweethearts Petunia 1942
No Score Yet The Big Street Maid 1942
100% Holiday Inn Mamie 1942
78% 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
No Score Yet Wives Never Know Florabelle 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 The Merry Frinks Camille, Hattie's Maid 1934
No Score Yet I've Got Your Number Crystal 1934
No Score Yet Notorious but Nice Ophelia 1934
No Score Yet In the Money Actor 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Abby, the Emerson's Maid 1933
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Loretta 1933
No Score Yet A Shriek in the Night Maid 1933
96% 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 Pick-Up Magnolia 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 Gold Diggers of Broadway Sadie the Maid 1929
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right Actor 1929
No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Cabin Actor 1927

QUOTES FROM Louise Beavers CHARACTERS

Ted Hanover
I like it here... with you and Linda. [to Hardy]
Jim Hardy
answers: And we love having you. When are you leaving?
Francois
How can I stop him sir when I don't know which way is Connecticut!
Jim Hardy
A drink? Boy you were fractured!
Mamie
[about winning Linda back] You could melt her heart right down to butter, if you'd only turn on the heat!
Linda Mason
You sound sweet, but you don't make sense.
Gussie
If you ain't eatin' Wham, you ain't eatin' ham.