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May Robson

Highest Rated:   100% Four Daughters (1938)
Lowest Rated:   69% The King of Kings (1927)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
95% 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 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
No Score Yet 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
100% 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

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