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Nella Walker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nella Walker (March 6, 1886 – March 22, 1971) was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and in her teens became half of the husband and wife vaudeville team "Mack and Walker", with her husband Wilbur Mack. By 1929 she had launched a film acting career, her first film role being in Tanned Legs alongside Sally Blane, Dorothy Revier, June Clyde, and Arthur Lake. She appeared in three films in 1929, and easily transitioned to "talking films", appearing in another four films in 1930, possibly making the smooth transition because she was never an established silent film actress. In 1931 her film career took off, with her appearing in ten films that year, five of which were uncredited. Her marriage ended not long after her film career was on the rise, and from 1932-33 she appeared in fifteen films, only five of which were uncredited. In 1935, her career improved, and between that year and 1938 she had 23 film appearances. Her biggest film appearance during that period was in Young Dr. Kildare alongside Lionel Barrymore and Lew Ayres. Throughout the 1930s her career was strong, and, despite her never being a premier "star", she repeatedly had solid acting roles. She finished that decade strong in 1939 with nine film roles, only three of which were uncredited. The 1940s mirrored her success of the previous decade in many ways, with her appearing in 37 films from 1940 to 1947. Now later in her career, and over 60 years of age, she slowed her career for a time, not having another role until 1950 when she appeared in Nancy Goes to Rio alongside Ann Sothern and Carmen Miranda. She appeared in another two films in 1952, then had her last film acting role in 1954, in the film Sabrina alongside Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.


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Born:
Mar 6, 1886 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
98
First Appeared:
In the movie Tanned Legs 1929-11-10
Latest Project:
Movie Sabrina 1954-09-10
Known For
Poster of Young Man with Ideas
Poster of Magic Town
Poster of Hellzapoppin'
Poster of Daughter of the Dragon
Filmography
Movie Sabrina Maude Larrabee 1954-09-10
Movie Flesh and Fury Mrs. Hackett 1952-03-27
Movie Young Man with Ideas Mrs. Jethrow (uncredited) 1952-05-02
Movie Nancy Goes to Rio Mrs. Harrison 1950-03-10
Movie Variety Girl Mrs. Webster 1947-08-29
Movie Undercover Maisie Mrs. Georgia Lorrison 1947-03-01
Movie Magic Town Grandview Citizen (uncredited) 1947-10-07
Movie That Hagen Girl Molly Freneau 1947-11-01
Movie Two Sisters from Boston Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson, Sr. 1946-06-06
Movie The Locket Mrs. Wendall 1946-12-20
Movie Big Town Mrs. Johannsen, victim's mother 1946-08-23
Movie Follow That Woman Mrs. Henderson 1945-12-14
Movie Ladies of Washington Mrs. Crane 1944-05-25
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Linda Baldrich 1944-10-27
Movie Take It or Leave It Mrs. Preston 1944-07-17
Movie In Society Mrs. Elizabeth Van Cleve 1944-08-16
Movie Air Raid Wardens Millicent Norton 1943-04-04
Movie Hers to Hold Dorothy Craig 1943-07-16
Movie What a Woman Senator's Wife (uncredited) 1943-12-29
Movie Kid Glove Killer Mrs. Daniels 1942-04-17
Movie We Were Dancing Mrs. Janet Bentley 1942-04-30
Movie Back Street Corinne Saxel 1941-02-07
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Mrs. Grange 1941-03-14
Movie Buck Privates Mrs. Parker II 1941-01-31
Movie Kathleen Mrs. Farrell 1941-12-18
Movie Repent at Leisure Sally Baldwin 1941-04-04
Movie Hellzapoppin' Mrs. Rand 1941-12-25
Movie Reaching for the Sun Nurse 1941-05-01
Movie Irene Mrs. Marshall (uncredited) 1940-04-23
Movie Sauce for the Gander Mrs. Bentley 1940-02-10
Movie The Saint Takes Over Lucy Fernack 1940-06-07
Movie I Love You Again Kay's Mother 1940-08-09
Movie Little Men Truant Officer 1940-11-29
Movie Kitty Foyle Aunt Jessica 1940-12-27
Movie No Time for Comedy First-Nighter (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie Three Smart Girls Grow Up Dorothy Craig 1939-03-24
Movie The Saint Strikes Back Mrs. Betty Fernack 1939-03-08
Movie Made for Each Other Dr. Langham's Nurse-Receptionist 1939-02-10
Movie When Tomorrow Comes Betty Dumont 1939-08-11
Movie Swanee River Mrs. McDowell 1939-12-29
Movie A Child Is Born Mrs. Twitchell 1939-12-07
Movie In Name Only Mrs. Walker 1939-08-18
Movie Espionage Agent Mrs. Peyton 1939-09-30
Movie These Glamour Girls Carol's Mother Mrs. Christy (uncredited) 1939-08-18
Movie The Rage of Paris Mrs. Duncan 1938-06-09
Movie Professor Beware Railroad Information Clerk 1938-07-29
Movie The Crime of Doctor Hallet Mrs. Carpenter 1938-03-12
Movie Hard to Get Mrs. Emmy Atwater (uncredited) 1938-11-05
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Mrs. Chanler 1938-10-14
Movie Stella Dallas Mrs. Grosvenor 1937-08-06
Movie Small Town Girl Mrs. Dakin 1936-04-10
Movie Captain January Mrs. Mason 1936-04-17
Movie Don't Turn 'em Loose Helen Webster 1936-09-18
Movie Three Smart Girls Dorothy Craig 1936-12-20
Movie A Dog of Flanders Frau Vanderkloot 1935-03-22
Movie The Right to Live Mrs. Pride 1935-01-26
Movie Going Highbrow Mrs. Marsh 1935-08-23
Movie The Woman in Red Aunt Bettina 1935-02-16
Movie Red Salute Aunt Betty 1935-09-12
Movie Coronado Mrs. Gloria Marvin 1935-11-27
Movie I Live My Life Ruth's Mother (Uncredited) 1935-10-04
Movie All of Me Mrs. Darrow 1934-02-01
Movie Four Frightened People Mrs. Ainger 1934-01-26
Movie Fashions of 1934 Mrs. Van Tyle 1934-02-14
Movie The 9th Guest Margaret Chisholm 1934-01-31
Movie Desirable Eve - aka Madame Fran├žoise 1934-09-08
Movie Fugitive Lady Mrs. Brooks 1934-12-10
Movie Change of Heart Mrs. Frieda Mockby 1934-05-18
Movie Behold My Wife! Mrs. Copperwaithe 1934-12-06
Movie Big Hearted Herbert Mrs. Goodrich 1934-10-03
Movie Sensation Hunters Mrs. Grayson 1933-08-30
Movie Reunion in Vienna Countess Von Stainz 1933-06-16
Movie Ace of Aces Mrs. Adams 1933-10-20
Movie Ever in My Heart Cousin Martha Sewell 1933-10-28
Movie The House on 56th Street Eleanor Van Tyle 1933-12-23
Movie Lady with a Past Aunt Emma 1932-02-19
Movie Is My Face Red? Aunt Vickie 1932-06-17
Movie As You Desire Me Lucia Marco 1932-05-28
Movie Trouble in Paradise Mme. Bouchet (uncredited) 1932-10-30
Movie They Call It Sin Mrs. Hollister 1932-11-05
Movie 20,000 Years in Sing Sing Mrs. Long (uncredited) 1932-12-24
Movie Their Mad Moment Suzanne Stanley 1931-07-12
Movie Hush Money Mrs. Stockton (uncredited) 1931-07-05
Movie The Hot Heiress Mrs. Hunter 1931-03-28
Movie The Common Law Yacht Guest (uncredited) 1931-07-17
Movie Indiscreet Mrs. Woodward 1931-05-16
Movie The Public Defender Aunt Matilda 1931-08-01
Movie An American Tragedy Hotel Guest (uncredited) 1931-08-22
Movie Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Dinner Guest (uncredited) 1931-10-10
Movie The Bargain The Patroness 1931-09-05
Movie Daughter of the Dragon Lady Petrie 1931-09-05
Movie Alias French Gertie Morton's Wife 1930-04-20
Movie Rain or Shine Mrs. Conway 1930-08-15
Movie What a Widow! Marquise 1930-09-12
Movie Extravagance Mrs. Kendall 1930-10-09
Movie Tanned Legs Mrs. Sophie Reynolds 1929-11-10
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Irene Rhodes 1929-12-25
Movie The Vagabond Lover Mrs. Whittington Todhunter 1929-12-01