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Sara Haden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sara Haden (born Catherine Haden, November 17, 1898 – September 15, 1981) was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s and in television into the mid-1960s. She may be best remembered for appearing as Aunt Milly Forrest in thirteen entries in MGM's Andy Hardy film series. Haden first appeared on the stage in the early 1920s. As early as October 1920, she was appearing with Walter Hampden's acting troupe. Her Broadway debut came in Trigger (1927). She made her film debut in 1934 (one year after her mother's retirement) in the Katharine Hepburn vehicle Spitfire. Haden later became a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player in the late 1930s and had smallish roles in many of the studio's films, most notably in the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney, cast as the spinsterish Aunt Milly Forrest. Haden made her last film, Andy Hardy Comes Home, in 1958, but was active on television until a 1965 guest spot on Dr. Kildare. She was most notable for her stern, humorless characterisations such as a truant officer in Shirley Temple's Captain January (1936), but she also played the much-loved teacher Miss Pipps, who is unjustly fired in the Our Gang comedy Come Back, Miss Pipps (1941). Other films in which she appeared include Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Woman of the Year (1942), and The Bishop's Wife (1947). Her television appearances include episodes of Climax!, Bourbon Street Beat, and Bonanza. She had a guest appearance on Perry Mason as Florence Harvey in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Romantic Rogue". Haden played Dora Darling in My Favorite Martian, season 2 episode 28, "Once Upon a Martian's Mother's Day" in 1965. She was married to film actor Richard Abbott (born Seamon Vandenberg; 1899-1986) from 1921 until their divorce in 1948. Sara Haden died on September 15, 1981 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 82.

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Nov 17, 1898 In Galveston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Spitfire 1934-03-08
Latest Project:
Series Breaking Point 1963-09-16
Known For
Poster of Route 66
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of State Trooper
Poster of Flag of Mercy
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1963-09-16
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Bourbon Street Beat Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie Andy Hardy Comes Home Milly Forrest 1958-12-22
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Movie Betrayed Women Head Guard Darcy 1955-07-17
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie Outlaw's Daughter Mrs. Merril 1954-11-01
Movie A Lion Is in the Streets Lula May McManamee 1953-09-23
Movie Wagons West Mrs. Cook 1952-07-06
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Great Rupert Mrs.Katie Dingle 1950-03-01
Movie A Life of Her Own Smitty 1950-09-01
Movie The Big Cat Mrs. Mary Cooper 1949-04-01
Movie Roughshod Ma Wyatt 1949-05-11
Movie Rachel and the Stranger Mrs. Jackson 1948-09-18
Movie The Bishop's Wife Mildred Cassaway 1947-12-25
Movie She-Wolf of London Martha Winthrop 1946-05-17
Movie Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Milly Forrest 1946-12-25
Movie Bad Bascomb Tillie Lovejoy 1946-05-26
Movie Our Hearts Were Growing Up Miss Dill 1946-06-14
Movie Mr. Ace Alma Rhodes 1946-08-02
Movie Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Mrs. Bjornson 1945-09-06
Movie Strictly Personal Helen Matthews 1945-12-12
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Laura Pitts 1945-11-29
Movie Broadway Rhythm Miss Wynn (uncredited) 1944-01-19
Movie Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Milly Forrest 1944-05-04
Movie The Youngest Profession Sister Lassie 1943-02-26
Movie Thousands Cheer Second Nurse in Frank Morgan Skit 1943-01-01
Movie Best Foot Forward Miss Talbert 1943-10-08
Movie Above Suspicion Aunt Hattie 1943-05-31
Movie Lost Angel Rhoda Kitterick 1943-12-23
Movie Woman of the Year Matron 1942-02-05
Movie Flag of Mercy Clara Barton 1942-01-31
Movie The Courtship of Andy Hardy Milly Forrest 1942-03-03
Movie The Affairs of Martha Mrs. Justin I. Peacock 1942-06-21
Movie Andy Hardy's Double Life Milly Forrest 1942-12-01
Movie Somewhere I'll Find You Miss Coulter 1942-08-27
Movie Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Milly Forrest 1941-02-21
Movie Barnacle Bill Aunt Letty 1941-04-07
Movie The Trial of Mary Dugan Miss Matthews 1941-02-14
Movie H.M. Pulham, Esq. Miss Rollo, Harry's Secretary 1941-12-04
Movie Washington Melodrama Harriet Harringan 1941-04-17
Movie Life Begins for Andy Hardy Milly Forrest 1941-08-15
Movie Love Crazy Miss Cecilia Landis 1941-05-23
Movie The Shop Around the Corner Flora 1940-01-12
Movie Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Milly Forrest 1940-07-05
Movie Boom Town Miss Barnes 1940-08-30
Movie Hullabaloo 'Sue' Merriweather 1940-10-25
Movie Keeping Company Mrs. Foster 1940-12-27
Movie Angel of Mercy Clara Barton (uncredited) 1939-05-20
Movie The Hardys Ride High Milly Forrest 1939-04-21
Movie Four Girls in White Miss Bennett 1939-01-27
Movie Tell No Tales Miss Brendon 1939-06-12
Movie Remember? Miss Wilson 1939-12-19
Movie Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Milly Forrest 1939-07-21
Movie Judge Hardy and Son Milly Forrest 1939-12-22
Movie The Secret of Dr. Kildare Nora 1939-11-24
Movie Think First Policewoman 1939-09-08
Movie Out West with the Hardys Milly Forrest 1938-11-25
Movie A Family Affair Milly Forrest 1937-03-12
Movie Under Cover of Night Janet Griswald 1937-01-08
Movie The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Anna 1937-02-19
Movie You're Only Young Once Milly Forrest 1937-12-10
Movie First Lady Mrs. Mason 1937-12-04
Movie Half Angel Henrietta Hargraves 1936-05-22
Movie Captain January Agatha Morgan 1936-04-17
Movie Little Miss Nobody Mrs. Lewis 1936-06-05
Movie The Crime of Dr. Forbes Dr. Anna Burkhart 1936-07-05
Movie Laughing at Trouble Mrs. Jennie Nevins 1936-12-11
Movie Reunion Ellie 1936-11-20
Movie Poor Little Rich Girl Collins 1936-07-18
Movie Mad Love Marie 1935-07-12
Movie O'Shaughnessy's Boy Aunt Martha 1935-09-27
Movie Way Down East Cordelia Peabody 1935-10-25
Movie Magnificent Obsession Mrs. Nancy Ashford 1935-12-30
Movie Finishing School Miss Fisher 1934-05-04
Movie Affairs of a Gentleman Frances Bennett - Gresham's Secretary 1934-05-01
Movie Spitfire Etta Dawson 1934-03-08
Movie The Life of Vergie Winters Winnie Belle 1934-06-14
Movie The Fountain Sophie Van Leyden 1934-08-22
Movie Music in the Air Martha 1934-12-13
Movie Anne of Green Gables Mrs. Barry 1934-11-23
Movie The White Parade Miss Harrington 1934-11-16
Movie Hat, Coat and Glove The Secretary 1934-07-26