Mildred Natwick

Mildred Natwick

Highest Rated: 100% The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Lowest Rated: 20% At Long Last Love (1975)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

Fresh out of Bryn Mawr college, American actress Mildred Natwick started the road to stage success in amateur shows in her native Baltimore. By 1932 Natwick was on Broadway in Carrie Nation; establishing what would become her standard operating procedure, the actress played a character much older than herself. In 1940, Natwick was introduced to movie audiences as the cockney "lady of the evening" in John Ford's The Long Voyage Home (1940) -- the first of several assignments for Ford, which included Three Godfathers (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1948) and The Quiet Man (1952). Seldom starring in a film role, Natwick nonetheless made the most of what she was given, as in her one-scene part as an advocate of birth control who inadvertently pitches her program to the parents of 12 children in Cheaper By the Dozen (1950). And it was Natwick who, as skulking sorceress Grizelda in Danny Kaye's The Court Jester (1956), inaugurates the side-splitting "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle" routine. A frequent visitor to TV, Natwick briefly settled down on the tube in the mystery series "The Snoop Sisters," which costarred Helen Hayes. In films until 1988, Natwick was honored with a long-overdue Oscar nomination for her work as Jane Fonda's martyr mama in 1967's Barefoot in the Park.

Highest Rated Movies



93% Dangerous Liaisons Madame De Rosemonde 1988
No Score Yet Kiss Me Goodbye Mrs. Reilly 1982
20% At Long Last Love Mabel 1975
88% Daisy Miller Mrs. Costello 1974
No Score Yet The House Without a Christmas Tree Grandmother 1972
No Score Yet The Maltese Bippy Molly Fletcher 1969
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Jenny Grant 1969
84% Barefoot in the Park Ethel Banks 1967
No Score Yet Tammy and the Bachelor Aunt Renie 1957
No Score Yet Teenage Rebel Grace Hewitt 1956
96% The Court Jester Griselda 1956
91% The Trouble with Harry Miss Ivy Gravely 1955
No Score Yet Against All Flags Molvina MacGregor 1952
90% The Quiet Man Mrs. Tillane 1952
80% Cheaper by the Dozen Mrs. Mebane 1950
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Mrs. Abby Allshard 1949
82% Three Godfathers The Mother 1948
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Isabella 1948
No Score Yet A Woman's Vengeance Nurse Braddock 1948
No Score Yet The Late George Apley Amelia Newcombe 1947
80% Yolanda and the Thief Aunt Amarilla 1945
83% The Enchanted Cottage Abigail Minnett 1945
100% The Long Voyage Home Freda 1940


No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Madge LaSalle 1983
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Grandma 1981
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Grace Dubois 1977
No Score Yet Bonanza
Mrs. Wharton 1969
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Millicent Bracegirdle Aunt Rosalie 1958


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