Nancy Carroll

Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)
Lowest Rated: 46% Irrational Man (2015)
Birthday: Nov 19, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
Celebrated by movie publicist/historian John Springer as the first new star of the talkie era, Nancy Carroll enjoyed a thriving career long before the advent of the microphone. A stage performer from the age of 16, Nancy entered films in 1927, scoring a personal success with her ingenue turn in Abie's Irish Rose (1928). It was in this film--essentially a silent, with a few talking sequences added as an afterthought--that Nancy became the first Hollywood actress ever to sing and dance on a sound stage. From 1929 through 1931, Nancy was one of the brightest stars on the Paramount Pictures lot, headlining several musicals and light comedies, and exhibiting a fine flair for dramatics in such soap opera fare as Stolen Heaven (1931). Her career was irreparably damaged by the notorious flop The Night Angel (1931), and by the end of the 1930s Nancy was accepting undemanding secondary roles in films like There Goes My Heart (1938). Retiring from moviemaking in 1938, Nancy returned to the stage; she was a busy television actress in the 1950s and 1960s, at one point co-starring on a live sitcom, The Aldrich Family. Nancy Carroll died suddenly at the age of 61 while appearing with Bert Lahr in a Nyack, New York stage production of Never Too Late.

Highest Rated Movies



97% Spotlight Jane Paquin 2015
46% Irrational Man Professor #2 2015
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: The Magistrate, Encore Actor 2013
No Score Yet National Theater Live: The Magistrate Actor 2012
No Score Yet On Broadway Dossie Peabody 2008
No Score Yet In Search of Shakespeare Actor 2003
83% The Gathering Storm Diana Churchill 2002
79% Iris BBC PA $5.4M 2001
85% An Ideal Husband Cecily 1999
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Dorothy Moore 1938
No Score Yet That Certain Age Grace Bristow 1938
No Score Yet Broken Melody Actor 1934
No Score Yet Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Sally Marsh 1934
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror Maria Held 1933
No Score Yet Hot Saturday Ruth Brock 1932
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby, (The Man I Killed) Fraulein Elsa, Walter's Fiancée 1932
No Score Yet Scarlet Dawn Tanyusha Krasnoff 1932
No Score Yet Laughter Peggy Gibson 1930
No Score Yet The Devil's Holiday Hallie Hobart 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
No Score Yet The Dance of Life Bonny Lee King/Bonny Kaye 1929


No Score Yet Father Brown
Lady Felicia Montague
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No Score Yet Masterpiece
Anne Rand
  • 2012
No Score Yet Silent Witness


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