Sara Allgood

Sara Allgood

Highest Rated: 100% Jane Eyre (1944)

Lowest Rated: 27% Juno and the Paycock (1930)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1879

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Academy Award-nominated actress Sara Allgood started her career at the renowned Abbey Theatre in her hometown of Dublin. A rising star, Sara landed several key roles and it wasn't long before she was considered one of Europe's finest thespians, but the joy of her success was short-lived. In 1917, Ireland's plague of influenza tragically claimed the life of both her husband and child. Nevertheless, Allgood attempted to transition into the film world and made her big-screen debut in 1918 with "Just Peggy." The film's poor reception, however, sent her back to the stage. More than a decade later, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock was able to renew her interest in cinema, casting her in several of his films including "Blackmail" and "The Shame of Mary Boyle." Working steadily throughout the rest of her career, Allgood put her formal training to good use, performing in adaptations of classic works such as 1941's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and 1943's "Jane Eyre." Allgood received her first and only Oscar nomination for her role in "How Green was My Valley," and the film's success brought the actress a wealth of roles over the next five years. A memorable performer, Sara Allgood died unexpectedly in 1950 of a heart attack.

Highest rated movies

The Accused
Jane Eyre
That Hamilton Woman
Cluny Brown
How Green Was My Valley
The Spiral Staircase
Cheaper by the Dozen




No Score Yet 40% Sierra Mrs. Jonas (Character) - 1950
83% 66% Cheaper by the Dozen Mrs. Monahan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 33% Challenge to Lassie Mrs. MacFarland (Character) - 1949
100% 64% The Accused Mrs. Conner (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 35% One Touch of Venus Mrs. Fogarty (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Manhattan Mrs. Beeler (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 55% Ivy Martha Huntley (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Texas Aunt Belle (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 38% My Wild Irish Rose Mrs. Brennan (Character) - 1947
67% 45% Mourning Becomes Electra Landlady (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 28% The Fabulous Dorseys Mrs. Dorsey (Character) - 1947
86% 78% The Spiral Staircase Nurse Barker (Character) - 1946
94% 77% Cluny Brown Mrs. Maile (Character) - 1946
80% 67% Uncle Harry Nona (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Old Meg (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 71% Between Two Worlds Mrs. Midget (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 71% The Lodger Ellen Bonting (Character) - 1944
100% 83% Jane Eyre Bessie (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Without Men Mrs. Maria Barton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Waitress (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Alma Lothian (Character) - 1942
82% 56% Roxie Hart Mrs. Morton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley Mrs. Michael Fitzpatrick (Character) - 1942
100% 84% That Hamilton Woman Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon (Character) - 1941
58% 60% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mrs. Higgins (Character) - 1941
93% 81% How Green Was My Valley Mrs. Beth Morgan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 43% Lydia Mary (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Storm in a Teacup Honoria Hegarty (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passing of the Third Floor Back Mrs. de Hooley (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Love Again Mrs. Hopkins (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pot Luck Mrs. Kelly (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lazybones Bridget (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride of the Lake Mrs. O'Connor (Character) - 1934
27% 10% Juno and the Paycock Mrs. Boyle (Character) - 1930
87% 65% Blackmail Mrs. White (Character) - 1929