Sara Allgood

Highest Rated: 100% Jane Eyre (1944)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Born to a middle-class Irish family and educated at the Marlborough Street Training College, 19-year-old Sara Allgood joined the Irish National Theatre Society, obtaining her first speaking role in a 1903 production of W.B. Yeats' The King's Threshold. She became a member of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1904; within a few years she was lauded as Ireland's foremost actress. While touring Australia in 1918, she made her film bow in Just Peggy. She didn't like the experience, and it would be eleven years before she would face the cameras again, this time in the role of Anna Ondra's mother in Blackmail (1929), Alfred Hitchcock's (and the British film industry's) first talkie. One year later, Hitchcock cast Sara in the demanding title role in the cinematic adaptation of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock, a role she had created on stage with the Abbey Players in 1924. After a decade of worthwhile stage assignments and forgettable film roles, Sara came to Hollywood in 1940, where she was cast by John Ford in a strong role in the Oscar-winning How Green Was My Valley (1941). This led to a long-term contract with 20th Century-Fox, which was financially satisfying but dramatically unrewarding; after years of incisive, commanding stage roles, Sara was compelled to play cliched Irish mothers and servants. Sara Allgood's final screen appearance was in Fox's Cheaper By the Dozen (1950), in which she received prominent billing--and approximately five lines of dialogue.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cheaper by the Dozen Mrs. Monahan 2003
No Score Yet Sierra Mrs. Jonas 1950
No Score Yet The Accused Mrs. Conner 1949
No Score Yet Challenge to Lassie Mrs. MacFarland 1949
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus Mrs. Gogarty the landlady 1948
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Aunt Belle 1948
No Score Yet Mourning Becomes Electra Actor 1947
No Score Yet Ivy Martha Huntley 1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys Mrs. Dorsey 1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Mrs. Brennan 1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Grandmother McKinley 1947
91% Cluny Brown Mrs. Maile 1946
86% The Spiral Staircase Nurse Barker 1946
80% The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?) Nona 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Sister Martha 1944
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds Mrs. Midget 1944
100% Jane Eyre Bessie 1944
No Score Yet The Lodger Ellen 1944
No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley Mrs. Michael Fitzpatrick 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Cook in 1917 1943
No Score Yet City Without Men Maria Barton 1943
No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Mrs. 'Mac' McAvoy 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Waitress in Tea Room 1942
80% Roxie Hart Mrs. Morton 1942
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mrs. Higgins 1941
100% That Hamilton Woman Mrs. Cadogan-Lyon 1941
90% How Green Was My Valley Mrs. Morgan 1941
No Score Yet On the Night of the Fire Charwoman 1939
No Score Yet Storm in a Teacup Mrs. Hegarty 1937
100% Sabotage Actor 1937
No Score Yet It's Love Again Mrs. Hopkins 1936
No Score Yet Passing of the Third Floor Back Mrs. de Hooley 1936
No Score Yet Lazybones Bridget 1935
No Score Yet Lily of Killarney Mrs. O'Connor 1933
27% The Shame of Mary Boyle (Juno and the Paycock) Juno Boyle 1930
83% Blackmail Mrs. White 1929