Zeffie Tilbury

Zeffie Tilbury

Highest Rated: 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Lowest Rated: 20% Anthony Adverse (1936)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

After many, many years on-stage, American actress Zeffie Tilbury made her film bow in 1919. Almost from the beginning of her movie career, Tilbury was typecast as grandmotherly types, be they lovable, spiteful, or diabolical. At her peak in the 1930s and early '40s, she was seen as the Gypsy Queen in Laurel and Hardy's Bohemian Girl (1936); the elegant, larcenous Aunt Olga in the Lubitsch-produced Desire (1936); Gramma Joad in John Ford's Grapes of Wrath (1940); and Ma Lester in another Ford production, Tobacco Road (1941). Fans of the Little Rascals will remember Tilbury as the snappish hypochondriac who is regenerated by the presence of Spanky, Alfalfa, and the rest in the 1936 two-reeler Second Childhood. During her 1930s heyday, Zeffie Tilbury was almost totally blind, a fact she successfully kept secret from the public so as not to generate curiosity or pity.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Mrs. Sanders 2000
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone Granny Carson 1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road Grandma Lester 1941
100% The Grapes of Wrath Grandma Joad 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Old Lady 1940
No Score Yet Balalaika Princess Morodin 1939
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics Woman Congratulating Manon 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Aunt Meg 1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Dowager at Birth of Dauphin 1938
No Score Yet Block-Heads Old woman 1938
No Score Yet Woman Against Woman Grandma 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Mrs. Weevens 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Mrs. Venable 1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood Miss Gordon 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Zeffie 1937
No Score Yet Rhythm in the Clouds Maggie Conway 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Escapes Drunk 1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem Goody Hodgers 1937
No Score Yet Under Cover of Night Mrs. Nash 1937
100% After the Thin Man Lucy 1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy Mrs. Daniel Beall 1936
No Score Yet Desire Aunt Olga 1936
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Gypsy queen 1936
20% Anthony Adverse Old Woman at Chalet 1936
No Score Yet Give Me Your Heart Miss Esther Warren 1936
No Score Yet Second Childhood Grandma 1936
No Score Yet Old Hutch Elderly Woman 1936
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii Wise Woman 1935
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Old Lady 1935
No Score Yet Stranded Old Hag 1935
77% Werewolf of London Mrs. Mancaster 1935
80% Mark of the Vampire Grandmother 1935
94% Alice Adams Mrs. Dresser 1935
No Score Yet The Mystery of Edwin Drood Opium Den Hag 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Liner Granny Plimpton 1934
No Score Yet The Single Standard Mrs. Handley 1929
No Score Yet Camille Prudence 1921


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