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Nancy Carroll

Highest Rated:   97% Spotlight (2015)
Lowest Rated:   45% Irrational Man (2015)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Spotlight
  • Jane Paquin
2015
45% 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
No Score Yet 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Anne Rand
  • 2012

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