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Marietta Canty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marietta Canty (1905-1986) was an African American actress, community activist and recipient of numerous humanist awards. As an actress, Marietta Canty first appeared on Broadway in 1933. She also appeared in 40 films between 1940 and 1955, mostly in supporting roles and bit parts. Two of her first roles were in the films The Lady is Waiting (1942) and The Spoilers (1942), both with Marlene Dietrich in the leading role. Canty is perhaps best known as Delilah, Spencer Tracy's housemaid, in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950) and in its sequel Father's Little Dividend (1951). Canty retired from film acting in 1955, her last role in Hollywood was Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean, where she had a memorable part as Sal Mineo's family maid.

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Sep 30, 1905 In Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie 'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two 1940-08-08
Latest Project:
Movie Rebel Without a Cause 1955-10-29
Known For
Poster of The Bad and the Beautiful
Poster of A Streetcar Named Desire
Poster of Home Sweet Homicide
Poster of Johnny Doughboy
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Haushälterin bei Plato 1955-10-29
Movie A Man Called Peter Emma 1955-03-31
Movie Dreamboat Lavinia 1952-07-26
Movie The Bad and the Beautiful Ida 1952-12-25
Movie Father's Little Dividend Delilah (Banks' maid) 1951-04-05
Movie Belle Le Grand Daisy 1951-01-27
Movie A Streetcar Named Desire Giggling Woman with Eunice (uncredited) 1951-09-18
Movie Father of the Bride Delilah 1950-05-18
Movie Bright Leaf Queenie - Sonia's Maid (uncredited) 1950-06-16
Movie Chicago Deadline Hazel 1949-10-17
Movie Dear Wife Dora 1949-11-15
Movie The Crimson Key Petunia 1947-07-02
Movie Dear Ruth Dora 1947-06-10
Movie The Searching Wind Sophronia 1946-08-09
Movie Home Sweet Homicide Cherrington Housekeeper 1946-10-02
Movie Bring on the Girls Ida (uncredited) 1945-03-30
Movie Lady in the Dark Martha 1944-02-10
Movie Goin' to Town Camellia 1944-09-01
Movie Three Hearts for Julia Mattie, Julia's Maid 1943-05-21
Movie Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Verbena (Carmelita's Maid) 1943-07-14
Movie The Lady Is Willing Mary Lou 1942-02-12
Movie The Spoilers Idabelle 1942-06-11
Movie Johnny Doughboy Sweetheart 1942-12-31
Movie The Magnificent Dope Jenny 1942-07-01
Movie Silver Queen Ruby 1942-11-14
Movie 'What's Your 'I.Q.'?': Number Two Woman with Child 1940-08-08
Movie Boom Town Karen's Maid (uncredited) 1940-08-30