Nana Bryant

Nana Bryant

Highest Rated: 100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Lowest Rated: 85% Harvey (1950)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1888

Birthplace: Not Available

Cutting her theatrical teeth in regional stock, American actress Nana Bryant appeared steadily on Broadway from 1925 thrugh 1935. Her forte during this period was musical-comedy character work, a field she still cultivated in the 1940s with Song of Norway. Bryant's first film was 1935's Guard That Girl; for the next twenty years she appeared mainly in benign, understanding roles, as typified by her last movie assignment as a kindly Mother Superior in The Private War of Major Benson (1955). That same year, Bryant had a six-month run as Mrs. Nestor, owner of a private school, on the popular TV sitcom Our Miss Brooks. So firmly associated was Bryant in motherly roles that she quite took the audience's breath away when playing a nasty character. Even Nana Bryant's daughter-in-law, who knew the real woman as well as anyone, could not bear watching Bryant portray a steely-eyed murderer in the Roy Rogers western Eyes of Texas (1949).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Private War of Major Benson Mother Redempta 1955
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie Mrs. McKay 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Mrs. Banner 1954
No Score Yet Geraldine Dean Blake 1953
No Score Yet Bright Victory Mrs. Nevins 1951
No Score Yet Follow the Sun Sister Beatrice 1951
No Score Yet Only the Valiant Mrs. Drumm 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Mrs. Bryant 1950
85% Harvey Mrs. Chumley 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Mrs. Cabot 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Mrs. Sutherland 1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649 Peggy Brown 1948
No Score Yet The Return of October Therese 1948
No Score Yet Ladies of the Chorus Mrs. Adele Carroll 1948
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum Mrs. Mitchell 1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight Lydia Forsythe 1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas Hattie Waters 1948
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Housekeeper 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Mrs. Winterbottom 1947
No Score Yet The Unsuspected Mrs. White 1947
89% Possessed Pauline Graham 1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Joe Actor 1947
No Score Yet The Virginian Mrs. Wood 1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Corinne Williams 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Mrs. H. Davenport Drew 1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Mrs. Gray 1945
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Nurse 1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain Mrs. Langdon 1944
No Score Yet Bathing Beauty Dean Clinton 1944
No Score Yet Take It or Leave It Miss Burke 1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman Miss Gray, Dr. Fletcher's Nurse 1944
87% The Song of Bernadette Convent Mother Superior 1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Mrs. Mulvaney 1943
No Score Yet Best Foot Forward Mrs. Dalyrimple 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Mrs. Novotny 1943
No Score Yet Youth on Parade Agatha Frost 1943
No Score Yet Get Going Mrs. Daugherty 1943
No Score Yet Thunder Birds Mrs. Blake 1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Aunt Addie 1942
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Gillespie Mrs. Marshall Todwell 1942
No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers Mme. Dupre 1941
100% One Foot in Heaven Mrs. Morris 1941
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon Mrs. Benchley 1941
No Score Yet Nice Girl? Mary Peasley 1941
No Score Yet If I Had My Way Marian Johnson 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) Mrs. Harper 1940
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Heaven Mom 1940
No Score Yet Espionage Agent Mrs. Corvall 1939
No Score Yet Our Neighbors - The Carters Louise Wilcox 1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Mrs. Peck 1938
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardys Dora Northcote 1938
No Score Yet Give Me A Sailor Mrs. Brewster 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mrs. Thatcher 1938
No Score Yet Mad About Music Annette Fusenot 1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof Meg Swift 1938
No Score Yet Sinners in Paradise Mrs. Franklin Sydney 1938
No Score Yet Pennies From Heaven Miss Howard 1936
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild Ethel Stevenson 1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out Louise 1936
No Score Yet Lady of Secrets Aunt Harriet 1936
No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe Sarah Barstow 1936
No Score Yet The Man Who Lived Twice Mrs. Margaret Schuyler 1936


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