Spring Byington - Rotten Tomatoes

Spring Byington

Highest Rated:   100% The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
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Orphaned as a child, Colorado-born Spring Byington became a professional actress with the Elitch Garden stock company at age 14. Even as a young woman, Ms. Byington specialized in portraying middle-aged dowagers, fussbudgets, flibbertigibbets and small-town gossips. Her first Broadway success was in the role of Louella Parsons clone Helen Hobart in Kaufman and Hart's Once in a Lifetime (1930). Three years later, she made her film debut as Marmee in Little Women. Her myriad of film credits included You Can't Take It With You (1938), for which she was Oscar-nominated. Her TV acting credits include her portrayal of Lily Ruskin on the popular sitcom December Bride, which ran from 1954 through 1959; she then rather unexpectedly popped up as a regular on a western, Laramie. One of Spring Byington's last performances was as society dowager "J. Pauline Spaghetti" on a 1967 episode of Batman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle)
  • Mrs. Hubbard
2000
67% Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  • Suzie Robinson
1960
No Score Yet Because You're Mine
  • Mrs. Montville
1952
No Score Yet No Room for the Groom
  • Mama Kingshead
1952
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield
  • Sister Edwitha
1951
No Score Yet Walk Softly, Stranger
  • Mrs. Brentman
1950
No Score Yet Devil's Doorway
  • Mrs. Masters
1950
No Score Yet The Reformer and the Redhead
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet The Big Wheel
  • Mrs. Mary Coy
1949
71% In the Good Old Summertime
  • Nellie
1949
No Score Yet It Had to Be You
  • Mrs. Martha Stafford
1947
No Score Yet Cynthia
  • Carrie Jannings
1947
No Score Yet Singapore
  • Mrs. Bellows
1947
No Score Yet Living in a Big Way
  • Mrs. Minerva Alsop
1947
No Score Yet A Letter for Evie
  • Mrs. McPherson
1946
No Score Yet Dragonwyck
  • Magda
1946
No Score Yet Faithful In My Fashion
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance
  • Nona Glenn
1945
83% The Enchanted Cottage
  • Violet Price
1945
No Score Yet I'll Be Seeing You
  • Mrs. Marshall
1945
No Score Yet The Heavenly Body
  • Nancy Potter
1944
No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley
  • Cecilia Talbot
1943
91% Heaven Can Wait
  • Bertha Van Cleve
1943
No Score Yet Presenting Lily Mars
  • Mrs. Mars
1943
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers
  • Mrs. Maybelle Worthington
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Mary Sunshine
1942
100% The Devil and Miss Jones
  • Elizabeth Ellis
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Mrs. Mitchell
1941
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet
  • Bridget Drake
1941
No Score Yet My Love Came Back
  • Mrs. Malette
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Mummy Tyl
1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Aunt Lucy
1940
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Penny Sycamore
1938
94% Jezebel
  • Mrs. Kendrick
1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Widow Douglas
1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Dolly Madison
1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble
  • Mrs. John Jones
1937
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After
  • Aunt Ella Paisley
1937
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire
  • Mrs. Parkhouse
1937
No Score Yet The Road Back
  • Ernst's Mother
1937
No Score Yet A Family Affair
  • Mrs. Emily Hardy
1937
No Score Yet Penrod And Sam
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild
  • Rebecca Perry
1936
88% Dodsworth
  • Matey Pearson
1936
No Score Yet The Voice of Bugle Ann
  • Ma Davis
1936
83% Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Lady Octavia Warrenton
1936
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness!
  • Essie Miller
1935
94% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Mrs. Byam
1935
No Score Yet Way Down East
  • Mrs. Bartlett
1935
No Score Yet Love Me Forever
  • Clara Fields
1935
77% Werewolf of London
  • Ettie
1935
92% Little Women
  • Marmee
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • J. Pauline Spaghetti
  • 1966

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