Rose Hobart

Rose Hobart

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Lowest Rated: 83% Tower of London (1939)

Birthday: May 1, 1906

Birthplace: Not Available

The daughter of a cellist with the New York Symphony, Rose Hobart's first brush with the arts was a model for several Woodstock-based artists like George Bellows. Splitting her time with her divorced parents, Hobart was educated in boarding schools all over the country. At 15, she began her stage career as a performer in the Chautaqua tent-show circuit. During the 1920s, she appeared on stage with such notables as Eva Le Gallienne, Noel Coward and Ina Claire; in 1929, she replaced Katharine Hepburn in the first Broadway staging of Death Takes a Holiday. She came to films in 1930, once again as a replacement, this time for Janet Gaynor in Frank Borzage's production of Liliom. Many of her leading lady roles were decorative but colorless (e.g. the "good" girl in 1931's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde); she became a much more fascinating screen presence when she began portraying spiteful other women, castrating wives and subtle villainesses. After 1949's Bride of Vengeance, Rose Hobart was involuntarily retired from films, the victim of the Hollywood blacklist; she spent the rest of her professional life as an acting counselor, and in 1995 -- at the age of 88 -- published her memoirs, A Steady Digression to a Fixed Point.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Chances Actor 2013
No Score Yet Universal Horror Actor 1988
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Lady Eleanora 1949
No Score Yet Mickey Lydia Matthews 1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane Diantha Marl 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Virginia 1947
100% Canyon Passage Marita Lestrade 1946
No Score Yet Conflict Katherine Mason 1945
No Score Yet The Brighton Strangler Dorothy 1945
No Score Yet Song of the Open Road Mrs. Powell 1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case Mrs. Burns 1943
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Smilin' Jack Fraulein von Teufel 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Bank Secretary 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Della 1943
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North Carol Brent 1942
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth Mrs. Donnelly 1941
No Score Yet Lady Be Good Mrs. Carter Wardley 1941
No Score Yet Ziegfeld Girl Mrs. Merton 1941
No Score Yet I'll Sell My Life Dale Layden (Mary Jones) 1941
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's Ramona Lisa 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Irene Burrows 1940
83% Tower of London Anne Neville 1939
No Score Yet Convention Girl Cynthia 'Babe' LaVal 1935
93% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Muriel Carew 1931
No Score Yet East of Borneo Linda Rudolph 1931
No Score Yet Liliom Julie 1930


No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Melanie Katcher 1968


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