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Isabel Jewell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, A Tale of Two Cities, and Gone With the Wind. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in Up Pops the Devil (1930). She received glowing critical reviews for Blessed Event (1932) as well. Jewell's film debut came in Blessed Event (1932). She had been brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers for the film version of Up Pops the Devil. Jewell gained other supporting roles, appearing in a variety of films in the early 1930s. She played stereotypical gangsters' women in such films as Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and Marked Woman (1937). She was well received playing against type, as the seamstress sentenced to death on the guillotine along with Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities (1935). Her most significant role was as the prostitute Gloria Stone in Lost Horizon (1937). Jewell's films included Gone with the Wind (1939) (in the role of "that white trash, Emmy Slattery"), Northwest Passage (1940), High Sierra (1941), and the low-budget The Leopard Man (1943). By the end of the 1940s, her roles had reduced in significance to the degree that her performances were often uncredited, e.g. The Snake Pit. She performed in radio dramas in the 1950s, including This is Your FBI. In 1972, Jewell appeared opposite Edie Sedgwick in the film Ciao! Manhattan. Her final film was the B movie Sweet Kill (1973), the directorial debut of Curtis Hanson, a future Academy Award winner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isabel Jewell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Jul 19, 1907 In Shoshone, Wyoming, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blessed Event 1932-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Ciao! Manhattan 1973-04-19
Known For
Poster of Gunsmoke
Poster of Mr. & Mrs. North
Poster of Danger! Women at Work
Poster of High Sierra
Movie Ciao! Manhattan Mummy 1973-04-19
Movie Sweet Kill Mrs. Cole 1972-03-15
Movie The New Cinema Unknown 1968-01-01
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Movie Bernardine Ruby McDuff 1957-07-24
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Drum Beat Lily White 1954-11-10
Movie Man in the Attic Katy 1953-12-23
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Movie The Story of Molly X Mrs. Mack - Prison Laundry Matron 1949-11-01
Movie Belle Starr's Daughter Belle Starr 1948-11-13
Movie Born to Kill Laury Palmer 1947-04-30
Movie The Bishop's Wife Hysterical Mother 1947-12-25
Movie Badman's Territory Belle Starr 1946-05-04
Movie Steppin' in Society Jenny the Juke 1945-07-09
Movie Sensation Hunters Mae 1945-10-12
Movie The Merry Monahans Rose 1944-09-15
Movie The Falcon and the Co-Eds Mary Phoebus 1943-11-10
Movie The Leopard Man Maria the Fortune Teller 1943-05-19
Movie The Seventh Victim Frances Fallon 1943-08-21
Movie Danger! Women at Work Marie 1943-08-23
Movie High Sierra Blonde 1941-01-23
Movie For Beauty's Sake Amy Devore 1941-06-06
Movie Northwest Passage Jennie Coit 1940-02-23
Movie Irene Jane McGee 1940-04-23
Movie Gone with the Wind Emmy Slattery 1940-02-16
Movie Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! Gertie - Truck Stop Waitress 1940-01-01
Movie Scatterbrain Esther Harrington 1940-07-20
Movie Babies for Sale Edith Drake 1940-06-14
Movie Little Men Stella 1940-11-29
Movie Marked Men Linda Harkness 1940-09-30
Movie They Asked For It Molly Herkimer 1939-05-20
Movie Missing Daughters Peggy 1939-05-22
Movie Swing It, Sailor! Myrtle Montrose 1938-02-04
Movie The Crowd Roars Mrs. Martin 1938-08-06
Movie Love on Toast Belle Huntley 1937-12-03
Movie Lost Horizon Gloria Stone 1937-03-03
Movie Marked Woman Emmy Lou Eagan 1937-04-10
Movie Big Brown Eyes Bessie Blair 1936-04-03
Movie Dancing Feet Mabel Henry 1936-01-20
Movie The Leathernecks Have Landed Brooklyn 1936-01-01
Movie Small Town Girl Emily 'Em' Brannan 1936-04-10
Movie Ceiling Zero Lou Clarke 1936-01-16
Movie The Man Who Lived Twice Peggy Russell 1936-09-25
Movie Career Woman Gracie Clay 1936-12-18
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Jeanie Benson 1936-07-24
Movie Go West Young Man Gladys 1936-11-18
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Lilli Eipper 1936-10-06
Movie Shadow of Doubt Inez 1935-02-15
Movie Times Square Lady Babe 1935-03-08
Movie The Casino Murder Case Amelia 1935-03-15
Movie A Tale of Two Cities The Seamstress 1935-12-25
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 Unknown 1934-03-02
Movie Here Comes the Groom Angy 1934-06-21
Movie Manhattan Melodrama Annabelle 1934-05-04
Movie Evelyn Prentice Judith Wilson 1934-11-09
Movie She Had to Choose Sally Bates 1934-10-01
Movie Bondage Beulah 1933-04-22
Movie Beauty for Sale Hortense 1933-09-01
Movie The Crime of the Century Bridge Player 1933-02-18
Movie Bombshell Girl Friend 1933-10-13
Movie Counsellor at Law Bessie Green 1933-12-25
Movie Design for Living Plunkett's Stenographer 1933-12-29
Movie Day of Reckoning Kate Lovett 1933-10-26
Movie The Women in His Life Catherine Watson 1933-12-08
Movie Advice to the Lovelorn Rose 1933-12-01
Movie Blessed Event Dorothy Lane 1932-09-10