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Mary Forbes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mary Forbes (1 January 1883 – 22 July 1974), born Ethel Louise Young, was a British-American film actress, based in the United States in her latter years, where she died. She appeared in more than 130 films between 1919 and 1958. Forbes was born in Hornsey, England. She made her first public appearance on the concert platform giving recitals. Her acting debut was in 1908 on the London stage at Aldwych Theatre. Her American stage debut came in Romance at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in 1913. She took over management of the Ambassadors Theatre in 1913 and had several years experience on stage in Britain and America before her appearances in Hollywood films. Two of her three children by her first marriage in the first quarter of 1904 to Ernest J. Taylor, Ralph and Dorothy Brenda, known as Brenda, were also actors. The middle child of the three, Phyllis Mary Taylor, was not in the acting business. Her second husband was British actor Charles Quartermaine, who married in 1925; the union ended in divorce. She married her third husband, Wesley Wall, an American businessman, in 1935; the couple remained married until her death in 1974. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1943, with one of her character references being Lucile Webster Gleason, actress and wife of actor James Gleason.

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Jan 1, 1883 In Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Women Who Win 1919-01-02
Latest Project:
Series Suspicion 1957-09-30
Known For
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Poster of You Can't Take It with You
Poster of Another Dawn
Poster of Captain Blood
Series Suspicion Unknown 1957-09-30
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie You Gotta Stay Happy Aunt Martha 1948-10-28
Movie Ivy Lady Crail 1947-06-26
Movie Cigarette Girl Mrs. Halstead 1947-02-13
Movie The Exile Second Court Lady 1947-10-17
Movie Terror by Night Lady Margaret Carstairs 1946-02-01
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Lady Agatha 1945-03-01
Movie Earl Carroll Vanities Queen Mother Elena 1945-04-05
Movie I'll Remember April Mrs. Barrington 1945-04-01
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Mrs. Pettibone 1943-03-24
Movie Jane Eyre Mrs. Eshton 1943-12-24
Movie Mr. Lucky War Relief Worker (uncredited) 1943-07-01
Movie Twin Beds Unknown 1942-04-30
Movie Klondike Fury Mrs. Langton 1942-03-20
Movie This Above All Vicar's Wife 1942-05-12
Movie The Great Impersonation Lady Leslie Clayfair 1942-12-18
Movie Back Street Mrs. Williams 1941-02-07
Movie Nothing But the Truth Mrs. Ralston 1941-10-10
Movie Laddie Mrs. Anna Pryor 1940-01-18
Movie Private Affairs Mrs. Stanley 1940-07-05
Movie Florian Grandmother 1940-06-05
Movie South of Suez Mrs. Putnam 1940-11-16
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Lady at the Theatre 1940-07-13
Movie Three Smart Girls Grow Up Mrs. Withers 1939-03-24
Movie The Ice Follies of 1939 Lady Hilda (Uncredited) 1939-03-10
Movie Fast and Loose Mrs. Torrent 1939-02-17
Movie The Sun Never Sets Mrs. Randolph 1939-05-31
Movie Risky Business Mrs. Jameson 1939-03-03
Movie You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Mrs. Bel-Goodie 1939-02-17
Movie I Stole a Million Flower Shop Customer (uncredited) 1939-08-01
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Mrs. Gaynes 1939-10-13
Movie Ninotchka Lady Lavenham (uncredited) 1939-11-23
Movie These Glamour Girls Mrs. Van Reichton (uncredited) 1939-08-18
Movie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Lady Conyngham 1939-09-01
Movie What Do You Think? (Number Three) Mrs. Dosier - John's Mother (uncredited) 1938-01-15
Movie Everybody Sing Miss Colvin 1938-01-01
Movie Outside of Paradise Mrs. Stonewall 1938-02-08
Movie Always Goodbye Aunt Martha Marshall 1938-06-24
Movie The Rage of Paris Woman in Opera Box (Uncredited) 1938-06-09
Movie Three Loves Has Nancy Mrs. Hansen 1938-09-02
Movie You Can't Take It with You Mrs. Anthony P. Kirby 1938-09-01
Movie Another Dawn Mrs. Lydia Benton 1937-06-26
Movie Wee Willie Winkie Mrs. MacMonachie 1937-07-30
Movie Women of Glamour Mrs. Stark 1937-03-09
Movie The Awful Truth Mrs. Vance 1937-10-20
Movie The Life of the Party Mrs. Saunders 1937-09-03
Movie Stage Door Cast of Stage Play 1937-10-07
Movie One Hundred Men and a Girl Concert Hall Patron 1937-09-05
Movie The White Angel Lady Disapproving of Florence #1 (uncredited) 1936-06-25
Movie Wedding Present Mrs. Dodacker 1936-10-09
Movie Theodora Goes Wild Mrs. Wyatt (uncredited) 1936-11-12
Movie Dizzy Dames Mrs. Stokes 1935-05-29
Movie Les Misérables Mlle. Baptiseme 1935-04-20
Movie Stranded Grace Dean (uncredited) 1935-06-29
Movie The Widow from Monte Carlo Lady Holloway 1935-12-19
Movie Captain Blood Mrs. Steed 1935-12-26
Movie Anna Karenina 1935-08-30
Movie The Perfect Gentleman Lady Clyffe-Pembrook 1935-11-22
Movie Shock Lady Heatherly 1934-07-19
Movie Blind Date Mrs. Hartwell 1934-07-20
Movie Most Precious Thing in Life Mrs. Kelsey 1934-06-15
Movie You Can't Buy Everything Kate Farley 1934-01-26
Movie A Lost Lady Mrs. Hardy (uncredited) 1934-09-29
Movie Happiness Ahead Mrs. Travis 1934-10-27
Movie Two Heads on a Pillow Mrs. Caroline Devonshire 1934-10-02
Movie Bombshell Mrs. Middleton 1933-10-13
Movie The Silent Witness Lady Howard 1932-02-07
Movie A Farewell to Arms Miss Van Campen 1932-12-08
Movie Vanity Fair Mrs. Sedley 1932-03-15
Movie Born to Love The Duchess 1931-04-17
Movie Chances Mrs. Ingleside 1931-07-17
Movie The Man Who Came Back Mrs. Gaynes 1931-01-11
Movie The Brat Mrs. Forester 1931-09-19
Movie Working Girls Mrs. Johnstone 1931-12-12
Movie Holiday Mrs. Pritchard Ames 1930-07-03
Movie Strictly Unconventional Mrs. Anna Shenstone 1930-05-03
Movie So This Is London Lady Worthing 1930-06-06
Movie Abraham Lincoln Actress (uncredited) 1930-08-25
Movie The Devil to Pay! Mrs. Hope (uncredited) 1930-12-18
Movie East Is West Mrs. Benson 1930-10-23
Movie Her Private Life Ladu Wildering 1929-08-25
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Lady Alice Crosby 1929-10-19
Movie Sunny Side Up Mrs. Cromwell 1929-12-25
Movie The Trespasser Mrs. Ferguson 1929-11-11
Movie Women Who Win Unknown 1919-01-02