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Elisabeth Risdon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elisabeth Risdon (born Daisy Cartwright Risdon; 26 April 1887 – 20 December 1958) was an English film actress. She appeared in over 140 films between 1913 and 1952. A beauty in her youth, she usually played in society parts. In later years in films she switched to playing character parts. Born in London, England, Risdon graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1918 with high honours. She attracted the attention of George Bernard Shaw and was cast as the lead in his biggest plays. Besides her performances for Shaw, she was leading lady for actors including George Arliss, Otis Skinner, and William Faversham. She was also under contract to the Theatre Guild for many years. In later years, she taught drama to patients at a veterans administration hospital near her Brentwood home. She was married to the prolific silent film director George Loane Tucker who left her a widow in 1921. She later married actor Brandon Evans, who died in April 1958. She was the great-aunt of actress Wendy Barrie-Wilson. Risdon died in December 1958 in St Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California from a cerebral haemorrhage. Her body was donated to medical science.

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Apr 26, 1887 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Suicide Club 1914-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie Scaramouche 1952-05-08
Known For
Poster of Scaramouche
Poster of The Milkman
Poster of The Roaring Twenties
Poster of The Suicide Club
Movie Scaramouche Isabelle de Valmorin 1952-05-08
Movie My True Story Mme. Rousseau 1951-03-08
Movie In Old Amarillo Granny Adams 1951-05-15
Movie It's a Big Country Diner on Train 1951-11-20
Movie Bannerline Margaret Trimble 1951-10-12
Movie The Secret Fury Dr. Twining 1950-02-21
Movie Sierra Aunt Susan 1950-06-01
Movie Bunco Squad Jessica Royce 1950-09-01
Movie The Milkman Mrs. Laura Carter 1950-10-17
Movie Hills of Oklahoma Kate Carney 1950-06-01
Movie Down Dakota Way Dolly Paxton 1949-09-09
Movie The Bride Goes Wild Mrs. Carruthers 1948-03-03
Movie Bodyguard Gene Dysen 1948-09-04
Movie Sealed Verdict Mrs. Hockland 1948-11-05
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Mary Nolan 1948-12-25
Movie The Egg and I Betty's Mother 1947-05-01
Movie The Romance of Rosy Ridge Emily Baggett 1947-08-04
Movie The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Mrs. Amanda Pritchard 1947-01-04
Movie Life with Father Mrs. Whitehead 1947-09-13
Movie High Wall Mrs. Kenet 1947-12-17
Movie They Made Me a Killer 'Ma' Conley 1946-05-03
Movie The Fighting Guardsman Mme. de Montrevel 1946-01-04
Movie Lover Come Back Ma Williams 1946-06-21
Movie The Walls Came Tumbling Down Catherine Walsh 1946-06-07
Movie Roll on Texas Moon Cactus Kate Taylor 1946-09-12
Movie Grissly's Millions Leona Palmor 1945-01-16
Movie The Unseen Mrs. Norris 1945-05-12
Movie A Song for Miss Julie Mrs. Ambrose Charteris 1945-02-19
Movie Weird Woman Dean Grace Gunnison 1944-03-01
Movie The Canterville Ghost Mrs. Polverdine 1944-07-20
Movie In the Meantime, Darling Helen Corkery 1944-09-22
Movie Blonde Fever Mrs. Talford 1944-12-05
Movie Tall in the Saddle Miss Elizabeth Martin 1944-09-29
Movie Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Aunt Della Lindsay 1943-07-14
Movie Never a Dull Moment Mrs. Schuyler Manning III 1943-11-19
Movie Lost Angel Mrs. Pringle 1943-12-23
Movie Higher and Higher Georgia Keating 1943-12-31
Movie Reap the Wild Wind Mrs. Claiborne 1942-03-26
Movie Mexican Spitfire at Sea Aunt Della Lindsay 1942-03-13
Movie The Lady Is Willing Mrs. Cummings 1942-02-12
Movie Are Husbands Necessary? Mrs. Westwood 1942-06-15
Movie Jail House Blues Mrs. Alyosius McGonigle McGann 1942-02-01
Movie Random Harvest Mrs. Lloyd 1942-12-17
Movie I Live on Danger Mrs. Morrell 1942-06-16
Movie Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Aunt Della Lindsay 1942-09-17
Movie Journey for Margaret Mrs. Bailey 1942-12-17
Movie Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Aunt Della Lindsay 1942-06-26
Movie Nice Girl? Marrtha Peasley 1941-02-21
Movie High Sierra Ma 1941-01-23
Movie Let's Make Music Malvina Adams 1941-01-17
Movie Mr. Dynamite Achilles 1941-03-01
Movie Paris Calling Madame Jennetier 1941-12-04
Movie The Mexican Spitfire's Baby Aunt Della 1941-11-28
Movie Footlight Fever Aunt Hattie Drake 1941-03-21
Movie At the Stroke of Twelve Abigail Osley, aka The Old Doll 1941-11-15
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Sarah Lincoln 1940-02-22
Movie Honeymoon Deferred Sarah Frome 1940-02-16
Movie Mexican Spitfire Aunt Della Lindsay 1940-01-12
Movie Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me! Minerva 1940-03-15
Movie The Man Who Wouldn't Talk Jury Member 1940-01-11
Movie Saturday's Children Mrs. Myrtle Halevy (as Elizabeth Risdon) 1940-05-04
Movie Slightly Tempted Ethelreda Knox 1940-10-18
Movie Mexican Spitfire Out West Aunt Della Lindsay 1940-10-29
Movie The Howards of Virginia Aunt Clarissa 1940-09-19
Movie Sorority House Mrs. Scott 1939-05-05
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Widow Douglass 1939-02-10
Movie The Great Man Votes Phoebe Ainslee 1939-01-13
Movie The Girl from Mexico Della Lindsay 1939-06-01
Movie Five Came Back Martha Spengler 1939-06-23
Movie The Man Who Dared Jessie Carter 1939-06-03
Movie Disputed Passage Mrs. Cunningham 1939-10-25
Movie The Roaring Twenties Mrs. Sherman 1939-10-28
Movie Full Confession Norah O'Keefe 1939-09-08
Movie Mad About Music Unknown 1938-02-27
Movie My Bill Aunt Caroline 1938-07-08
Movie Mannequin Mrs. Cassidy (as Elizabeth Risdon) 1938-01-21
Movie Tom Sawyer, Detective Aunt Sally Phelps 1938-12-24
Movie Cowboy from Brooklyn Mrs. Jordan 1938-07-09
Movie Girls on Probation Kate Heath 1938-10-22
Movie The Affairs of Annabel Mrs. Fletcher 1938-09-09
Movie The Woman I Love Mme. Herbillion 1937-04-15
Movie Mountain Justice Mrs. Harkins 1937-04-24
Movie Make Way for Tomorrow Cora Payne 1937-05-09
Movie They Won't Forget Mrs. Hale (as Elizabeth Risdon) 1937-07-14
Movie Dead End Mrs. Connell 1937-08-27
Movie Don't Gamble with Love Grace 1936-02-28
Movie Lady of Secrets Mrs. Emily Whittaker 1936-02-21
Movie The King Steps Out Grand Duchess Sofia 1936-05-27
Movie Theodora Goes Wild Aunt Mary 1936-11-12
Movie Craig's Wife Mrs. Landreth 1936-09-25
Movie The Final Hour Fortune Teller 1936-07-07
Movie Crime and Punishment Mrs. Raskolnikov 1935-11-22
Movie The Mother of Dartmoor Avesa Pomeroy 1916-10-01
Movie Love in a Wood Rosiland 1915-01-10
Movie The Suicide Club Unknown 1914-07-01