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Rose Hobart



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chances
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Universal Horror
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Mickey
  • Lydia Matthews
1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane
  • Diantha Marl
1947
No Score Yet 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 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
No Score Yet 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 Randolph
1931
No Score Yet Liliom
  • Julie
1930

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