May Robson

Highest Rated: 100% Four Daughters (1938)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Born Mary Robison. In her late teens she moved to the U.S. with no intention of becoming an actress; a few years later she became a widow, and in 1884 she took up acting to support her three children. She played both leads and supporting roles on the road and on Broadway, and over several decades she became highly respected as a character actress. From 1914-19 she appeared in a few silent films (sometimes billed as Mrs. Stuart Robson), then returned to the screen for good in 1926 and fourished in the subsequent sound era. She was usually cast as crusty, gruff, domineering society matrons or grandmothers. For her portrayal of Damon Runyon's Apple Annie in Frank Capra's Lady for a Day (1933), one of her rare starring roles, she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Ultimately she appeared in more than 60 films, the last of which was released the year of her death.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Joan of Paris Mlle. Rosay 1942
No Score Yet Playmates Grandma Kyser 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Cornelia Wheelwright 1941
No Score Yet Four Mothers Aunt Etta 1941
No Score Yet Irene Granny O'Dare 1940
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Cecilia Dangerfield 1940
No Score Yet Four Wives Aunt Etta 1939
No Score Yet Nurse Edith Cavell Mme. Rappard 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Grandma Rafferty 1939
No Score Yet The Texans Granna 1938
100% Four Daughters Aunt Etta 1938
93% Bringing Up Baby Aunt Elizabeth 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Aunt Polly 1938
100% A Star Is Born Lettie 1937
No Score Yet Rainbow on the River Mrs. Harriet Ainsworth 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Mimi 1936
No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Madame Judith Paris 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Laura Bayles 1935
100% Anna Karenina Countess Vronsky 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Mrs. Granny Leslie 1935
No Score Yet Mills of the Gods Mary Hastings 1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice Patsy Patterson 1934
60% Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts 1933
No Score Yet Dancing Lady Dolly Todhunter - Tod's Grandmother 1933
No Score Yet The Solitaire Man Mrs. Vail 1933
100% Lady for a Day Apple Annie 1933
No Score Yet One Man's Journey Sarah 1933
95% Dinner at Eight Mrs. Wendel 1933
No Score Yet Men Must Fight Maman Seward 1933
No Score Yet Strange Interlude Mrs. Evans 1932
No Score Yet Red Headed Woman Aunt Jane 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Mrs. Walker 1932
No Score Yet Little Orphan Annie Mrs. Stewart 1932
No Score Yet Chicago Matron 1927
69% The King of Kings The Mother of Gestas 1927