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      Mary Astor

      Mary Astor

      Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

      Birthday: May 3, 1906

      Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, USA

      Groomed from childhood to be a star, Mary Astor fulfilled that dream and proved to be an exceptional performer. Beauty contest exposure and an exceptionally camera-friendly face earned her an invitation to Hollywood and Astor gradually moved from supporting assignments to leads in such major silent films as "Beau Brummel" (1924), "Don Q Son of Zorro" (1925), and "Don Juan" (1926). She easily made the jump to sound pictures and displayed her versatility in everything from the sizzling "Red Dust" (1932) to the elegant "Dodsworth" (1936) to the screwball classic "Midnight" (1939). However, she was truly indelible as the deceitful heroine of "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) and gave an Oscar-winning barnstormer of a performance in "The Great Lie" (1941) that managed to overshadow the rarely dwarfed Bette Davis. Thanks to the enduring love for "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), it would almost certainly be Astor's best remembered credit, but her considerable dramatic and comedic abilities were on full view during virtually all phases of a commendable career that spanned four decades.

      Highest rated movies

      A Kiss Before Dying poster A Kiss Before Dying Meet Me in St. Louis poster
      Meet Me in St. Louis
      The Prisoner of Zenda poster
      The Prisoner of Zenda
      Red Dust poster
      Red Dust
      The Lost Squadron poster
      The Lost Squadron
      Don Juan poster
      Don Juan
      The Maltese Falcon poster
      The Maltese Falcon
      The Palm Beach Story poster
      The Palm Beach Story

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      82% 84% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Jewel Mayhew (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 100% Youngblood Hawke Irene Perry (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 34% Return to Peyton Place Mrs. Roberta Carter (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Arms Mrs. Virgilnie Beasley (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Happy Feeling Mrs. Tremaine (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 56% The Power and the Prize Mrs. George Salt (Character) - 1956
      100% 49% A Kiss Before Dying Mrs. Corliss (Character) - 1956
      14% 57% Any Number Can Play Ada (Character) - 1949
      75% 83% Little Women Marmee (Character) - 1949
      92% 76% Act of Violence Pat (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 60% Cass Timberlane Queenie Havock (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 43% Fiesta Señora Morales (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 40% Cynthia Louise Bishop (Character) - 1947
      67% 64% Desert Fury Fritzi Haller (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Claudia and David Elizabeth Van Doren (Character) - 1946
      100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Mrs. Anna Smith (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 40% Blonde Fever Delilah Donay (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Ideas Jo Evans (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 56% Thousands Cheer Hyllary Jones (Character) - 1943
      97% 81% The Palm Beach Story The Princess Centimillia (Character) - 1942
      80% 60% Across the Pacific Alberta Marlow (Character) - 1942
      99% 91% The Maltese Falcon Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Character) - 1941
      60% 72% The Great Lie Sandra Kovak (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 43% Brigham Young Mary Ann Young (Character) - 1940
      20% 25% Turnabout Marion Manning (Character) - 1940
      93% 88% Midnight Helene Flammarion (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 65% Listen, Darling Dottie Wingate (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 45% There's Always a Woman Lola Fraser (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Unknown (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise for Three Mrs. Irene Mallebre (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time to Marry Kay (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Against Woman Cynthia Holland (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 66% The Hurricane Mme. DeLaage (Character) - 1937
      100% 80% The Prisoner of Zenda Antoinette de Mauban (Character) - 1937
      90% 86% Dodsworth Mrs. Edith Cortright (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 29% And So They Were Married Edith Farnham (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 33% Trapped by Television Barbara "Bobby" Blake (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Dr. Harrigan Lillian Cooper (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Iron Vida (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am a Thief Odette (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinky Mrs. Martha Daniels (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Hot Tires Patricia Sanford (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 40% Page Miss Glory Gladys Russell (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 38% The Man With Two Faces Jessica Wells (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 38% Upperworld Mrs. Hettie Stream (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 50% The Case of the Howling Dog Bessie Foley (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy to Love Charlotte (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 73% The Little Giant Ruth Wayburn (Character) - 1933
      83% 66% The Kennel Murder Case Hilda Lake (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jennie Gerhardt Letty Pace (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Changes Virginia "Ginny" Clafflin Nordholm (Character) - 1933
      86% No Score Yet Convention City Unknown (Character) - 1933
      100% 79% Red Dust Barbara Willis (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 44% Those We Love May Ballard (Character) - 1932
      100% 50% The Lost Squadron Follette Marsh (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men of Chance Marthe Preston Silk (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Successful Calamity Emmy "Sweetie" Wilton (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 50% Other Men's Women Lily Kulper (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royal Bed Princess Anne (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet 33% Behind Office Doors Mary Linden (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Woman Unknown (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sin Ship Frisco Kitty (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Love Brutes Mimi Howell (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lash Dona Rosita Garcia (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet 97% Holiday Julia Seton (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Bride Mary Gray, AKA Sally Fairchild (Character) - 1930
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance of the Underworld Unknown (Character) - 1928
      No Score Yet 65% Two Arabian Knights Mirza (Character) - 1927
      100% 60% Don Juan Adriana della Varnese (Character) - 1926
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever After Jennie Clayton (Character) - 1926
      No Score Yet 73% Don Q, Son of Zorro Dolores de Muro (Character) - 1925
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Doctor! Dolores Hicks (Character) - 1925
      No Score Yet 42% Beau Brummel Lady Margery Alvanley (Character) - 1924
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Coward Unknown (Character) - 1924
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bright Shawl Unknown (Character) - 1923
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Fiddle Polly Crawford (Character) - 1923
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman-Proof Violet Lynwood (Character) - 1923

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dame Clorissa Rose Genet (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Isabelle Lagarde (Character) 1955