Zeffie Tilbury - Rotten Tomatoes

Zeffie Tilbury

Highest Rated:   100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Lowest Rated:   13% Anthony Adverse (1936)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
  • Mrs. Weevens
1938
No Score Yet Woman Against Woman
  • Grandma
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
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
13% Anthony Adverse
  • Old Woman at Chalet
1936
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii
  • Wise Woman
1935
No Score Yet Stranded
  • Old Hag
1935
77% Werewolf of London
  • Mrs. Mancaster
1935
79% Mark of the Vampire
  • Grandmother
1935
93% 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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