Nella Walker

Nella Walker

Highest Rated: 100% Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Lowest Rated: 40% I Live My Life (1935)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1886

Birthplace: Not Available

Silver-haired, aristocratic American actress Nella Walker was a salesgirl in her native Chicago before touring in vaudeville with her husband, entertainer Wilbur Mack. After her talking-picture debut in Vagabond Lover (1929), Ms. Walker joined the ranks of the "lorgnette and old lace" character actresses. Nearly always a society matron in her film appearances, Nella was virtually unsurpassed in her ability to summon up disdain for all those born "beneath" her, and to haughtily enunciate such lines as "The very idea!" and "My dear, it just isn't being done." By providing so easily deflatable a target, Ms. Walker was an ideal foil for such low comedians as Laurel and Hardy (Air Raid Wardens [1943]) and Abbott and Costello (In Society [1944]). Nella Walker remained a member in good standing of moviedom's "upper crust" until her final appearance in Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954), in which she played the mother of both Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

Highest Rated Movies



92% Sabrina Maude Larrabee 1954
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury Mrs. Hackett 1952
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Mrs. Harrison 1950
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Molly Freneau 1947
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Mrs. Allenbury 1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl Mrs. Webster 1947
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Mrs. Andrew Lorrison 1947
No Score Yet The Locket Mrs. Wendall 1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston Mrs. Lawrence Patterson 1946
No Score Yet In Society Mrs. Van Cleve 1944
No Score Yet Take It or Leave It Mrs. Preston 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Actor 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Dorothy Craig 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Millicent Norton 1943
No Score Yet Wintertime Mrs. Prentice 1943
100% Kid Glove Killer Mrs. Daniels 1942
No Score Yet Kathleen Mrs. Farrell 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Mrs. Bentley 1942
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Mrs. Grange 1941
No Score Yet Buck Privates Mrs. Parker II 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Floorlady 1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Mrs. Rand 1941
80% Kitty Foyle Aunt Jessica 1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy Theatergoer 1940
100% I Love You Again Kay's Mother 1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over Lucy Fernack 1940
No Score Yet Irene Mrs. Marshall 1940
No Score Yet A Child Is Born Mrs. Twitchell 1940
No Score Yet Swanee River Mrs. McDowell 1939
No Score Yet Espionage Agent Mrs. Peyton 1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Mme. Durand 1939
100% In Name Only Mrs. Grace Walker 1939
No Score Yet Three Smart Girls Grow Up Mrs. Dorothy Craig 1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back Mrs. Lucy Fernack 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Nurse 1939
No Score Yet These Glamour Girls Mrs. Graves 1939
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare Mrs. Chanler 1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware Railroad information clerk 1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris Mrs. Duncan 1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get Mrs. Atwater 1938
89% Stella Dallas Mrs. Grosvenor 1937
86% Three Smart Girls Dorothy Craig 1936
86% Captain January Mary Mason 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) Mrs. Dakin 1936
No Score Yet Klondike Annie Missionary 1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Mrs. Hamilton 1935
No Score Yet The Woman in Red Aunt Bettina 1935
40% I Live My Life Ruth's Mother 1935
No Score Yet Going Highbrow Mrs. March 1935
No Score Yet Behold My Wife Mrs. Copperwaithe 1935
No Score Yet Red Salute Aunt Betty 1935
No Score Yet Madame Du Barry Mme. De Noailles 1934
No Score Yet Change of Heart Mrs. Frieda Mockby 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 Mrs. Van Tyle 1934
No Score Yet Four Frightened People Mrs. Ainger 1934
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street Mrs. Van Tyle 1933
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart Martha Sewell 1933
No Score Yet Sensation Hunters Mrs. Grayson 1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age Little Fellow's Mother 1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny Mrs. Reynolds 1933
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing Mrs. Long 1932
92% Trouble in Paradise Mme. Bouchet 1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red Aunt Vickie 1932
No Score Yet Lady with a Past Aunt Emma 1932
No Score Yet They Call It Sin Mrs. Hollister 1932
No Score Yet Indiscreet Mrs. Woodward 1931
No Score Yet Daughter of the Dragon Lady Petrie 1931
No Score Yet Vagabond Lover Mrs. Todd Hunter 1929
No Score Yet Tanned Legs Mrs. Reynolds 1929


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