Martha Sleeper

Martha Sleeper

Highest Rated: 89% The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Lowest Rated: 89% The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1907

Birthplace: Not Available

Winsome brunette leading lady Martha Sleeper was 17 when she was signed by Hal Roach Studios in 1925. Sleeper was tried out as a member of Our Gang in Better Movies (1925), but she was obviously too mature -- and too well-developed -- to continue appearing in Roach's "kiddie comedies." She went on to play opposite most of Roach's top comedians, most notably in a series of amusing domestic farces starring Charley Chase. She left Roach to appear in feature films in 1928, and the following year made her Broadway debut in Stepping Out. Closing out her film career in 1935, she established a solid reputation as a stage actress: Her theatrical credits included Dinner at Eight, Russet Mantel, and Christopher Blake. In 1945, she was coaxed back before the cameras by her onetime Hal Roach colleague Leo McCarey to play a small but crucial role in McCarey's The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). After retiring from show business, she became a successful costume designer. In later years, Martha Sleeper managed a boutique in Charleston, SC, where she'd settled with her third husband, a high-ranking military officer (her first husband was actor Hardie Albright).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% The Bells of St. Mary's Patsy's mother 1945
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Constance 1936
No Score Yet The Scoundrel Julia Vivian 1935
No Score Yet Great God Gold Marcia Harper 1935
No Score Yet Sunset Range Actor 1935
No Score Yet Spitfire Eleanor Stafford 1934
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Sue Leonard 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary Barbara 1933
No Score Yet Broken Dreams Martha Morley 1933
No Score Yet The Chimp Landlord's wife 1932
No Score Yet Huddle Barbara 1932
No Score Yet Girls Demand Excitement Harriet Mundy 1931
No Score Yet Ten Cents a Dance Nancy Clark 1931
No Score Yet War Nurse Helen 1930
No Score Yet Madam Satan Fish Girl 1930
No Score Yet Our Blushing Brides Evelyn Woodforth 1930
No Score Yet Crazy Like A Fox Actor 1926
No Score Yet Where Do You Work-A John? Actor 1921

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